"I knew I wanted to take a non-traditional path with my major. Working at Siebel Center for Design helped me learn how to view my degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences through a human systems lens, and how I can apply human-centered design toward my passions for social and environmental justice.” - Aditi Jha, 2019 Intern, College of ACES
Support the Future of Higher Education
As one of the first ground-up, interdisciplinary design centers in the country, SCD empowers students by fostering collaboration, teaching creative problem-solving skills, and encouraging imagination through design thinking and human-centered design. We’re building a place where creativity, collaboration, and innovation are core parts of every student’s education, and where the University of Illinois sets the bar for design education at a global scale. But we can’t get there without your support.
Your Gift Matters
Financial support helps SCD transform education and the student experience at the University of Illinois. Be one of the first to give in support of SCD’s charge to build upon Illinois’ storied culture of innovation - and help changing the world’s ideas about what a land-grant university can be in the 21st century in the process.
Gifts to our annual fund provide unrestricted support for Siebel Center for Design’s programs and day-to-day operations. Your gift, regardless of size, is vital to our growth as we prepare students to change the world.
Want to explore other ways to support Siebel Center for Design? Contact Erin Kirby, Senior Director of Advancement, Research Institutes, via email or phone at 217-244-3606. We’d love to help you identify where your gift will be of greatest impact.
Corporate Engagement Opportunities
To learn more about corporate engagement opportunities, including executive education, partnership projects, and sponsorship, contact Erin Kirby via the information above.
Many employers offer to match your gift in order to double - or even triple - your impact. For more information, visit the University of Illinois Foundation’s matching gifts page.
If you’re interested in alternative giving opportunities - special project gifts, endowed giving, gifts of security, property, cryptocurrency, or a deferred gift - please contact Erin Kirby at the information given above.