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IGNITE the Future of Social Work

IGNITE Campaign kickoff rally

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 student scholarships and other strategic priorities.

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Number One Priority: Student Scholarships

2018 scholarship recipients

Student Scholarships are our Number 1 Campaign Priority. More scholarships translate into increased access for students from all financial backgrounds who have the desire to serve others through a career in social work.

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

Named Endowed Scholarships

Professor James P. Gleeson

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.

Additional Campaign Priorities

A 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.

An Endowed Social Impact Professorship

Help recruit and retain world class faculty who through their scholarship, teaching, and community service will have an impact on creating a more just society.

Named Endowed Research Funds

Invest in faculty research to power better outcomes for today’s most damaging social, racial, and economic injustices.


Contact JACSW Director of Advancement, Jacquelyn Bonavia by phone at 312-413-2305 or by email at

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