Your impact

Your gift directly impacts our ability to create new knowledge, transform health care practice and social systems, and prepare students to positively impact the lives of Chicago residents and other communities around the world. This is your opportunity to help AHS exceed its mission.

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Stats and Facts

$13.6 million
Total amount donated to AHS during UIC IGNITE campaign
29 New AHS gift funds established during the UIC IGNITE campaign
Total amount donated to AHS in fiscal year 2020-21

Prepare students to effect change

We thrive in our urban environment, connecting with and serving our community, preparing students to positively impact the lives of residents of Chicago and other communities around the globe. Accessible academic excellence is our priority. Our student population, like the rest of UIC, includes a large percentage of first-generation college students and students from under-resourced backgrounds. To attract and retain students and maximize their potential, we must increase our competitive edge by offering generous scholarship packages.

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It's with this kindhearted gift that I was able to stay the course and pursue my goal of becoming a first-generation college graduate. The compassionate spirit of the Phyllis and Samuel Bowen Scholarship Fund truly touches my heart; bringing me strength and resolve to complete my coursework. I look forward to the day when I can return such kindness to another soul in need.
Yvonne Izquierdo, Phyllis and Sam Bowen Scholarship recipient  |  AHS Class of 2024

Empower individuals to lead healthy lives

We are a dynamic community of scholars, educators, practitioners and students, committed to empowering individuals to lead the lives they choose. Our faculty and students explore the intersection of health, disability, prevention and rehabilitation through diverse research across the college. Faculty members explore such concerns as stroke rehabilitation, fall prevention, educational approaches for minority students with disabilities, and support systems for African American women with cancer. Your donation empowers us to empower others.

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We wanted to celebrate all the patients she helped and the therapists she taught around the world. If you can find a way to make a gift that matters not only to the recipients but also have this connection to your family—it’s really wonderful. I feel fortunate that we were able to make that happen.
Edward Erhardt (son of Rhoda P. Erhardt ’54 BS OT)  |  Established the Rhoda P. Erhardt Endowed Scholarship Fund

Transform health care practice and social systems

We apply our research directly to the communities we serve—across Chicagoland, the nation and in 24 countries around the world. Our faculty and students provide free physical education at Chicago Public Schools, offer physical and occupational therapy to impoverished populations in Peru, and use our mobile Assistive Technology Unit to evaluate homes of disabled Chicagoans and improve quality of life. Our broad-based research contributes new knowledge, therapies and interventions that directly improve individual well-being and impact the delivery of health care. Your donation funds transformative research.

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This scholarship has allowed me to cultivate my passion for learning and become a better person, every single day. My goal is to one day make an impact on a student’s life similar to the one that this scholarship has had on mine.
Ryan Greenberg, Scalzitti Scholarship Award recipient  |  AHS Class of 2023

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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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