Ways to Give

There are a number of flexible ways in which you can support our mission. Through annual giving, endowed gifts and deferred giving, we are excited to partner with you.

Annual giving

Annual gifts offer immediate support for a wide range of initiatives such as scholarships, student travel to professional conferences, graduate student research projects, special lectures and seminars, and much more. Gifts are usually used during the year in which they are received, making an instant impact on the lives of students and faculty. Membership in our Founders Circle annual giving society recognizes donors who make annual gifts of $500 or more.

At AHS, I experienced an educational community where respect and caring among students, faculty and staff were shared commitments. That kind of environment created a collective energy where I witnessed professional boundaries challenged and new ideas explored. By supporting AHS, I feel that I am ensuring competent practitioners and also encouraging more discovery.
William Frey '71 BS OT

Endowed gifts

Endowments are perhaps the most influential investments in higher education, creating self-renewing, living legacies that span generations. In an endowment fund, the principal is invested in perpetuity and only a portion of the investment’s earnings is spent. The rest of the earnings are channeled back into the fund, so the endowment grows over time. Funds can be established with a minimum gift of $25,000, paid in a lump sum or over a multi-year period. When you create an endowed fund, it is established in your name or the name of a person or organization you wish to honor.

Four generations of my family have graduated from AHS. As a student, alumni association lifetime member, adjunct assistant professor and volunteer speaker, I enjoy my relationship with the college from many dimensions. It was only logical that I chose to create an endowed student scholarship. I encourage fellow alumni to give back to support the students that are our future, and to thank the educators who helped launch many professional careers and planted the seeds for a lifetime of learning.
Darice Grzybowski '83 BS HIM

Deferred giving

Many individuals want to make a meaningful difference by supporting the college, but find it difficult during their lifetime. You can make an impact in the future by including the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences in your estate plan, by funding a charitable gift annuity, or by choosing another deferred giving option. A deferred gift to the college is a long-term and long-lasting investment in the future. Membership in our Legacy Society recognizes donors who make a deferred gift to the college.

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I am excited to serve our alumni and donors, and look forward to facilitating your philanthropic support of the college, its departments, people and initiatives. Whether funding student scholarships or travel awards, faculty research or recruitment, your contributions have a meaningful and profound impact.

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