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Your gifts to the Department of Physics enable us to recognize and reward outstanding students, support undergraduate research, allow students to travel to conferences to present their work, sustain our long-standing community outreach programs and start new ones, provide in-service training for Illinois physics teachers, recruit the next generation of Illinois physicists, and bring world experts to Urbana for special colloquia and seminars—all key to maintaining the vibrant traditions of excellence of Illinois Physics.

For a limited time, all gifts to the Physics Engineering Visionary Scholarship (EVS) Fund are being automatically matched by The Grainger Foundation Matching Challenge. Doubling your gift is pretty exciting. Let's see if we can QUADRUPLE it: many companies offer a Corporate Match Program. See if your employer will match your gift.

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  • Provides support for registered student organizations that create networking, professional development, leadership, and mentoring opportunities; for our highly successful outreach programs; for recruitment efforts that attract the best and brightest young minds to Illinois Physics; for student travel stipends to present papers at conferences; and for special workshops and symposia that contribute to our fertile intellectual environment.

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If you would prefer to mail in your gift in the form of a check, please make it payable to the University of Illinois Foundation, add a note that the gift is to support the Department of Physics, and mail it to the following address:

University of Illinois Foundation
Attention: Cash Receipts
P.O. Box 3429
Champaign, IL 61826-3429

Be sure to include the name of the specific fund you wish to support. Remember, donations to the Physics Engineering Visionary Scholarship Fund are matched 1:1 by the Grainger Foundation through the end of December 2019.