This holiday season, the UIC community will have the opportunity to give current and future students an important gift.
Giving Tuesday, which will take place Nov. 29, is designed to engage alumni, faculty and students to raise money for UIC. The donations can be allocated to anything from student scholarships to new lab equipment.
"It's a day for the UIC community to unite in supporting the tenacious students who are here chasing an opportunity, world-class faculty and the new knowledge they discover and the service we perform that empowers communities here and around the world," wrote Jeff Nearhoof, vice chancellor for advancement, in an email.
Donation tables will be set up around campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stop by and spread the word about the event by using #GivingTuesday on social media.
"The goal of #GivingTuesday is to focus awareness on the enormous impact philanthropy can have at UIC," wrote Chancellor Michael Amiridis in an email. "Whether through the big foundations or simply the individuals who generously support our efforts, it’s important to be reminded that every gift helps UIC." Read more...