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Help Grow the Department of Crop Sciences

Together we can feed and fuel the world. Help us solve global problems one gift at a time.

Your gift has never been more important. From funding scholarships to improving facilities, every gift directly impacts our students, faculty, research, and communities across the globe. Your support and partnership advance our research projects, attract the brightest students, and help us maintain our reputation as a nationally-ranked crop science program.

How to Make a Gift

Please enter a donation amount next to the fund(s) you wish to support. If you'd like to donate to other areas or for a specific purpose, please contact Patrick Gavin.

I'd like to support the following funds:

Please enter a donation amount next to the fund(s) you wish to support.

Crop Sciences Programs
Crop Sciences Annual Fund
This fund supports endowed chair positions, student scholarships, and fellowships, facility and equipment updates, study abroad experiences, and alumni awards..
Turner Hall Transformation Fund
This fund supports updates to Turner Hall including new teaching labs, classrooms, and collaborative spaces for students.
Department of Crop Sciences Scholarship Fund
This fund helps the department recruit the best and brightest students through undergraduate scholarships.
Illinois Plant Breeding Center
This fund supports the Plant Breeding Center where needs are greatest.
Department of Crop Sciences JBT Scholarship Fund
This fund supports the JBT Scholarship Program and provides scholarships for undergraduate students..

By clicking the "Continue" button you will be forwarded to the University of Illinois Foundation's secure Online Giving site for your personal and credit card information.

Make a Memorial Gift

Commemorative gifts are a thoughtful way to honor or memorialize a loved one while supporting a cause you believe in. Your memorial gift can establish an endowment, renew a scholarship, or help fund other projects.

Employer Matching of Gifts

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Giving by Mail or EFT

Mail a Check

Please make gifts by check or money order payable to the University of Illinois Foundation. Please also include a short note (or memo on your check) stating the purpose or designation of your gift. For the security of your gift, please do not send cash.

Mail to:
University of Illinois Foundation
1305 West Green Street, MC-386
Urbana, IL 61801

EFT is a secure way to deliver your gifts directly and automatically from your bank to the University of Illinois Foundation. As with online giving, EFT donations allow us to minimize administrative expenses. When you make an EFT gift, your bank disburses the funds automatically according to your instructions, and until you decide to stop. You may extend your contribution into installments over the entire year. To make your gifts via EFT, please contact, Marise Robbins-Forbes at or (217) 244-4535.