Day of Gratitude

SEPTEMBER 21, 2023

Our Day of Gratitude recognizes the public celebration of the naming of our college. Our Day of Gratitude honors the legacy of The Grainger Foundation and the impact that philanthropy has on our students, faculty, researchers, and learning spaces.

Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the college can participate in this day by sharing resources, advocating, and building community. This act is an investment in our future leaders, helps cultivate innovation, and amplifies the impact of our work in the world. Participating in Grainger Engineering's Day of Gratitude helps build a brighter future for Grainger Engineers and continues our legacy of developing transformative learning experiences and producing innovative research that impacts the world.

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Give back to the college

Your gift to the Grainger Engineering Priority Fund provides vital, unrestricted support that allows The Grainger College of Engineering to strategically invest in critical initiatives that will transform the student experience, drive world-changing research, and address social justice in engineering education and research.

"Giving to the Grainger Engineering Priority Fund allows me to make a difference for current and future Grainger Engineers." --Anonymous

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Connect with a mentor / mentee

Grainger Engineering Link connects alumni and friends of the college with  Grainger Engineers through mentorship. Students will learn from professionals in our engineering community and develop the nontechnical skills needed to navigate the world!

"I've had the privilege of speaking with several students via the Grainger Engineering Link platform, each of whom has asked thoughtful questions about their academic journeys, professional careers, and beyond. Every connection evolves into a spirited conversation, leaving me inspired and confident that the next generation of Illinois engineers will change the world."
--Josh, CEE - BS '12, MS '13

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