skip to main content

Giving Home





We Lead the Way Together

With Illinois is our most ambitious fundraising campaign to date. Our goal of raising $550 million will support our campaign priorities and build a brighter future for Grainger Engineers. By sharing in our bold vision, your investment in our outstanding students and faculty will help us find solutions to the world’s toughest challenges through groundbreaking research, as well as increase infrastructure that cultivates innovation and community. Your unrestricted support will also allow us to respond to the most pressing needs. Together, we will:

Engineering  Visionary Scholarships

Learn more →

Tackle the Toughest Challenges

Learn more →

Aggressively Drive the Economy

Learn more →

Reimagine Engineering Education

Learn more →

With Illinois Campaign Progress

T O T A L   D O N O R S





T O T A L   R A I S E D


Meet our Campaign Cabinet

View Profiles →

Meet Campaign Supporters

View Stories →

Meet Scholarship Recipients

View Stories →

Join the campaign!

Your support ensures that we remain a leader in engineering education, discovery, innovation, and sustained excellence.
To make a gift, choose which path you'd like to take.

Make a Gift Now

Start Here

Matched Gifts

Start Here

Recurring Gifts

Start Here

Planned Gifts

Start Here

Our Philanthropic Community


total number of unique donors



distinct donors reside in Illinois


nearly half of our gifts were $100 or less



reside outside of Illinois in the USA


1,630 gifts were $25,000 or more



donors reside outside of the USA

Why are we The Grainger College of Engineering?

“The Grainger Foundation’s legacy can be seen across our campus. They have invested in our outstanding students, brilliant faculty, groundbreaking research, and capital projects to support our unmatched innovation. Their generosity is transforming engineering education, creating opportunities for generations of students and future leaders, and advancing our researchers’ abilities to impact the world. The Grainger Foundation’s over $300 million in support, is an investment in our bold vision for the future and we are grateful that they have entrusted us with this gift.”

Rashid Bashir, Dean
Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering
Professor of Bioengineering

Learn More

Bruce and Linda Koe

  • Donor

Mechanical Science and Engineering, 1964, 1966

"Since we've retired, Linda and I have focused our efforts on supporting three of our passions: women in engineering, feeding the hungry, and helping immigrants to sustainability. We decided rather than go on cruises and such, we wanted to give back. We hope to be an example of giving back to our children, grandchildren and others, and inspire them to reach out and help others."

Meet Bruce and Linda Koe

Arielle Gross

  • Donor
  • EVS

Materials Science and Engineering, 2011

"The democratization of education to produce better problem solvers is a noble concept. Many institutions benefit from private donations, which when put to effective use, create invaluable opportunities. If my scholarship fund can help more students launch effective careers and add value to society, that is a meaningful outcome for me."

Meet Arielle Gross