Our targeted giving programs channel donations to mark significant milestones, address critical needs, or honor individuals. Through generous gifts, many alumni and friends have helped ensure that the College of Fine and Applied Arts is a place where artists, designers, researchers, educators, and students are inspired to achieve greatness.
Alumni + Friends
From Pulitzer Prize winners to designers of iconic buildings to Tony Award winners, our alumni shape and inspire our world. They are creating a future filled with promise that holds the arts at its core.
School of Art + Design
Even though conservatories can produce great artists, Judy J. Lee was interested in a more well-rounded education. At Illinois, Judy not only developed her technical skills but also studied art as a business and gained hands-on design experience abroad.
Jessica credits Illinois for making her transition into professional acting so seamless. "My training is crisp and clear," she says. "The Acting Program makes you into the most coachable, agreeable performer, and having a solid foundation is what lets you make choices and become a collaborator in the work."
Illinois School of Architecture
A graduate-level design studio with a two-week residency in Japan gave Eric a completely different perspective on his field. "That studio shook up what I thought defined architecture. I was looking at it from a whole new lens."
Dance at Illinois
Aaron attributes his professional success to the skills he cultivated as a student with Dance at Illinois. "I became a smart artist."
To learn more about ways to support the arts at Illinois, or to make a gift to the College of Fine and Applied Arts, contact the Office of Advancement by phone at 217.333.1661 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.