ALUMNI & ADVOCACY
Alumni are a permanent part of the University of Illinois family. The U of I System has more than 810,000 living alumni.
University of Illinois Foundation
The University of Illinois Foundation, established in 1935, is dedicated to securing and administering private gifts for the University of Illinois System and its three universities.
The Foundation works with alumni, faculty, corporations, foundations, and campus development staff to create fundraising programs and opportunities that benefit the U of I System and its three universities.
Illinois Connection Advocacy Network
Illinois Connection is a grassroots legislative advocacy program that enlists alumni, faculty, students, and friends to serve as advocates for the University of Illinois System.
Advocates with Illinois Connection help communicate the U of I System’s legislative priorities and needs to elected officials and increase public awareness of the system’s impact through correspondence to legislators and participation in events such as U of I Day at the Capitol.
University of Illinois Alumni Association
The mission of the University of Illinois Alumni Association is to enhance and advance the relationship between the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and all its alumni; to inspire lifelong loyalty and pride among alumni and friends by strengthening their relationship with the university; and to educate the public about the value of the university and its alumni.
University of Illinois Chicago Alumni Association
The UIC Alumni Association’s mission is to create and leverage meaningful alumni engagement opportunities that connect alumni and students to one another and to UIC, and that inspire them to champion UIC’s mission and priorities.
University of Illinois Springfield Alumni Relations
The mission of UIS Alumni Relations is to inspire lifelong loyalty, pride and united action through networking, advocacy, support and continuing education. Ultimately, we aspire to be a catalyst of change and growth in the lives of alumni and in the future of the university.