On October 28, 2017, UIC kicked off its five-year IGNITE campaign with a goal of raising $750,000,000 in support of students, faculty, research and connections with the community.

Jane Addams College of Social Work is fully committed to IGNITE the future of social work by raising $4 million in support of these strategic priorities:

  Student scholarships,
  New technologies for teaching and learning,
  An Endowed Social Impact Professorship,
  Named Endowed Research Funds, and
  A Visiting Community Scholar Fund.

Please enter a dollar amount for the fund(s) you wish to support. NOTE: A minimum gift of $5 to the fund of your choice must be entered to use the online giving system. Please do not include dollar signs, commas or periods.

UIC JACSW Scholarship Fund:    $

UIC JACSW Annual Fund:    $

UIC Jane Addams College of Social Work Student Emergency Fund:    $

UIC Professor James P. Gleeson Scholarship Fund:    $

UIC JACSW Class of 1973 Scholarship Fund:    $

UIC JACSW Class of 1990 Scholarship Fund:   $

UIC Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research Fund:    $

The Impact of a Scholarship

“Many students face personal and financial challenges at some point in their educational journey. A scholarship helps you overcome these issues — to have that peace of mind that someone has your back — allowing you to concentrate on your studies.

I was able to complete my master’s degree because the late Emeritus Professor Harvey Treger made the decision to give generously. I am now a social worker in a domestic violence agency working with perpetrators because that is how we are going to end the cycle of domestic violence.”

Zitlalli Roman Rodriguez, MSW ’16

Prof. James P. Gleeson

Named Endowed Scholarships

With a contribution of $25,000 or more, you can establish a lasting legacy with a Named Endowed Scholarship that will assist talented students in completing their degrees and getting to the crucial work of social justice.

Or you can contribute to an existing endowment, such as the new Professor James P. Gleeson Scholarship.

The General Scholarship Fund

Unrestricted Gifts made to the General Scholarship Fund provide immediate support to deserving students in need of financial assistance.

Dean Hairston scholarship award

More Ways You Can Support The College

New Technologies and Facility Upgrades

Invest in technologies and upgrades to facilitate faculty teaching and student learning, the sharing of new knowledge, and increasing public awareness and interest to bring about policy changes.

new technology
endowed professorship

Endowed Social Impact Professorship

Create an endowed professorship to help the college recruit and retain world class faculty who through their scholarship, teaching, and community service will have an impact on social, racial, and economic justice.

Named Endowed Research Funds

Invest in faculty research to power better outcomes for today’s most damaging social, racial, and economic injustices. Our faculty’s current research focuses on issues of incarceration, health relating to behavioral health and primary care, children and families, and the social determinants of health.

named endowed research fund
visiting community scholar

Visiting Community Scholar Fund

Help bring to the college leaders of organizations focused on social justice and health equity matters who will spend time in residence for mutual learning and teaching experiences with JACSW faculty and students. Various programs will educate and inspire this and future generations of social workers, uniquely prepared to improve the lives of families and communities.

Contact the College about Making a Gift


Jacquelyn M. Bonavia, MA, CFRE
Director of Advancement
Jane Addams College of Social Work, MC 309
1040 West Harrison Street, Room 4018
Chicago, IL 60607-7134
Telephone: (312) 413-2305
Fax: (312) 996-1802
Email: jbonavia@uic.edu

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