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Siebel Center for Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is unlike any other design center in the country. We are leading the way as part of a larger, cross-campus effort to foster inspiration, creativity, and innovation in every student, faculty, and staff member. Our mission is to practice, model, and teach design thinking, using human-centered design to re-imagine our campus, community, and collective world. In our short existence, we have demonstrated an immense capacity for driving change throughout the university and are well on our way to generating significant impact within our field.

Financial support is critical in meeting the continuously increasing demand for our services, education, and training. Donations and sponsorships support development and implementation of innovative educational opportunities, partnerships with community organizations, and service projects that support the transformation of the university as a whole. With your support, we can continue to empower ideas, encourage creativity, and drive innovation on our campus, in our community, and throughout the world.

Support Us

Gifts to our annual fund provide unrestricted support for the programs and day-to-day operations of Siebel Center for Design. Your gift, regardless of size, is vital to our growth as we live out our mission of practicing, modeling, and teaching design thinking.

To discuss other ways to support Siebel Center for Design, please don’t hesitate to contact Kendra Wieneke, Associate Director of Business Development and Advancement, via email or phone at 217-300-9383. We’d love to help you identify opportunity areas where your gift will be of greatest impact.

Founders Society

Through December 31, 2020, all gifts of $1,000 or more will be recognized through membership in the inaugural Siebel Center for Design Founders Society. These gifts will be formally recognized throughout our grand opening celebrations in 2020 and 2021. Be among the first to support this transformative effort on campus!

Corporate Engagement Opportunities

To learn more about corporate engagement opportunities, including executive education, partnership projects, and sponsorship, please contact Kendra Wieneke at the contact information listed above.

Matching Gifts

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.

For more information about giving opportunities, including special project gifts, endowed giving, gifts of security, property, or cryptocurrency, or deferred gifts, please contact Kendra Wieneke via email or phone at 217-300-9383.

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