University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignCollege of ACES
Pilot Plant
Office of Advancement

How to Give

Join us as we build a facility that will open endless opportunities for active learning, career preparation, scientific discovery, and technology transfer in the food, fiber and fuel sectors.

Naming Opportunities

All donors to the project will be recognized in a highly visible location near the Pilot Processing Plant. Naming opportunities are available within the Processing Pilot Plant.

Individual Space Naming Opportunities Available  
White Room $675,000
Orange Room - Instructional Area $175,000
Industrial Test Kitchen/Teaching Lab $510,000
Food Chemistry/Analytical Lab $170,000
Blue Room - Instructional Area $175,000
Visitor Area/Conference Room - Sponsored $75,000
Full Renovation $2.5 million

Keep it Simple—Make a Cash Gift

Cash gifts may be made via check, credit card, or wire transfer.

Multi-year pledges to the pilot plant renovation are encouraged. Checks should be made 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 to the FSHN Pilot Processing Plant Renovation.

Mail to:

University of Illinois Foundation
P. O. Box 3429
Champaign, IL 61826-3429

Credit card payments can be made securely online.

Please note that there is a 2.5% processing fee for gifts received via a credit card. However, your receipt will reflect the full value of your gift.

Other Ways to Give

Gifts of securities and wire transfers are accepted, but instructions must be provided at the time of the transfer to ensure accuracy and appropriate tracking.

Learn more about various giving options available and how to proceed with those gifts.

Contact Matt Smith, Assistant Director of Advancement, to discuss other options for making an impact with a major gift.

Increase Your Impact with a Matching Gift

More than 7,500 employers will match employees’ contributions to the University of Illinois. Contact your Human Resources Department to find out if your company matches gifts. Your company may match, double or even triple your initial gift. The University of Illinois Foundation also maintains a list of matching companies.

You receive recognition for the entire gift, both your contribution and the company match. Eligible donors for a corporate matching gift may include retired employees, spouses of employees, or widows and widowers of former employees, depending on the corporation's giving policy. Request and complete the matching gift form from your organization’s human resources office.

Call the University of Illinois Foundation at 217-244-2706.

Make a gift

to support the pilot plant renovation

$3 Million