of Your Gift
The Collge of Liberal Arts and Sciences is committed to stewarding your gift in ways that make the most of your generosity.
Our Promise: Fiscal Responsibility
To ensure that as much of your gift as possible will directly benefit students, we have done all we can to keep the costs of this campaign to a minimum. In fact, our start-up costs for this campaign, including the website design and the campaign brochures, were provided by a private donation.
Our Purpose: Full Disclosure
There are overhead costs associated with fundraising campaigns, however. We are happy to report that the cost for fundraising in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is just four-and-a-half cents per dollar raised.
Our Goal: Transparency
This four-and-a-half-cents in overhead represents more than the cost of bringing money in the door. It also represents the ability to accurately and quickly acknowledge you for your gift, the ability to generate electronic updates to tell you how your money has been spent, and the technology needed to keep track of where your money goes. In short, these administrative dollars provide the funds needed to run our operation transparently.
Thank you for your investment in scholarships for Illinois students.