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Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

About Us

Advancement brings together the University, the Foundation and the Alumni Association into a team whose primary purposes include building enduring relationships with all constituents and generating diverse resources that facilitate the University’s academic, research, economic development and public service excellence through the integration of marketing, communications, alumni relations and development. Working together we will raise the profile of the University, promote its outstanding reputation and reach our strategic goals.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement coordinates the advancement team and leads the efforts to secure resources that will enhance the mission of the University.

Explore this site to learn more about how you can be a part of impacting the future of Illinois.


Campus Budget Challenge

During this time of economic challenge it is more important than ever that the fundraising activities of the advancement community continue. The organizational structure of the academic programs within the university may change, but the case for support of those programs does not. Students still need scholarships and internships. Faculty still require support for research and teaching.

Our priorities are dictated by the units and programs we support; we will respond to changes in those units and programs in a way that will best fulfill their needs. Advancement continues to work closely with alumni, donors and friends to create new gifts for the university and to honor those agreements already in place.

More information on the budget can be found at the Stewarding Excellence @Illinois web site.


Adding your Voice

It is unrealistic to think that the leadership of any organization possesses the answers to all of its problems. We are constantly looking for fresh ideas and those interested in making those ideas into reality.

In that vein, the VCIA has created a suggestion box. We encourage you to submit your ideas for saving money, fundraising, improving our alumni relations and communications, or any other idea you think we should hear about.

You can find the suggestion box here.


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