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With Illinois Campaign












The Grainger College of Engineering


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

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Tackle the Toughest Challenges

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Aggressively Drive the Economy

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Reimagine Engineering Education

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Research and Programs



Facilities and Services



Undergraduate and Graduate Students


Engineering Faculty



Unrestricted Unit & Other Support



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


Highlights of influential donors and their gifts to The Grainger College of Engineering.


Meet Our Donors

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


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering has become The Grainger College of Engineering, recognizing a new $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation and more than $300 million in total support.


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to our With Illinois donors who have invested in our bold vision. The remarkable generosity of our alumni and friends is important now, more than ever. Our supporters are reshaping our engineering campus, preparing future leaders in science and engineering, and are a part of finding solutions to the world’s toughest challenges through groundbreaking research.


Our work isn’t done yet.

With continued investment from our network, we will be able to reach our fundraising goal which will allow us to invest in our students and faculty, create new opportunities, and ensure Grainger Engineering continues to set a global standard for engineering research and education.

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