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Investing in the Future

“I like the openness of the new building design. This department needs a modern building designed with modern concepts of how people work together and how they complete joint projects and interact. The openness in the planning is one of the building’s strongest features. This new building has a tremendous amount of merit and I’m happy to support it and I hope other alumni will support it as well.”


Daniel W. Dobberpuhl Founder P.A. Semi BSEE ’67



It’s not too late to support the ECE Building project. No matter how big or how small, your gift today will make the difference in our promise to keep lighting up the future one brilliant mind at a time.


Do Your Bit

To make a direct financial contribution, just fill out a form online, or donate by mail. Students are welcome to make donations as well.

Donate online nowor Donate by mail (pdf)

Or, make a donation via the Buy a Bit: Building Wish List website, where you can help finish the building with the furniture and equipment ECE students and faculty will use for many years to come.

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Many employers sponsor matching gift programs, providing an easy way to increase the impact of your generosity. View the University of Illinois Foundation’s database to see if your company has such a program. Need assistance? Contact Nikki Slack, ECE Office of Advancement, at

Payroll Deduction for U of I Faculty and Staff

Payroll deduction is an easy way for faculty and staff of the University of Illinois to make a gift to the ECE building campaign. Deductions need to be made for no fewer than three months. Be sure to cite the New ECE Building Fund number (33331464) on the payroll deduction form. Download the payroll deduction form (PDF).

Corporate or Multi-Year Pledges

We are still seeking corporate support and major gifts, both of which can be pledged over the course of five years. Learn more below or contact Steve George, at or (217) 244-8023 or Molly Tracy, at or (217) 244-9918.


Naming Opportunities

Select, high-profile spaces within the new building may be named by a private or corporate donor. For more information, contact Steve George, at or (217) 244-8023.

Some of the spaces that may be available include:

  • Classrooms
  • Conference rooms
  • Instructional and research laboratories