Annual Fund & Parent Fund Important for Successful Campaign
The continued support of the Annual Fund and Parent Fund is critical to meeting our With Illinois campaign goals.
These two funds, supported by alumni and parents, are unrestricted funds that cover both planned and unexpected expenses including shortfalls.
The Parent Fund covers teacher stipends, coach salaries, staff salaries, human resources and IT costs. It also covers fee waivers for students in need, which totalled $22,000 last year.
The Annual Fund covers advancement salaries, book fee waivers, and day-to-day expenses.
One of the challenges at Uni is figuring out how to best use our limited resources when unexpected expenses arise. For example, the Provost's office recently covered the cost of an updated intercom system to resolve school safety concerns in both the main building and Kenney Gym. During the installation of that system, wiring issues were discovered that need to be corrected to avoid future problems. While the Provost office paid for the intercom system, the Parent Fund will cover the unexpected cost for wiring replacements.
If you have questions about our stewardship and how funding decisions are made, please contact Advancement Director Marianne Downey at email@example.com (217-244-8586) or Assistant Director of Advancement Joshua Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org (217-244-1368).