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Power the Difference at Illinois Tech

Through what has become known as the “Billion Dollar Sermon”, Illinois Tech announced Power the Difference—a historic $1 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign to make the university’s long-term strategic plan a reality by helping grow its student body; invest in faculty, facilities, and educational programs; develop and deliver new, world-leading research programs; and serve as the premier technology-focused university in 鶹APP.

Illinois Tech is standing on the shoulders of more than a century of continuous, inclusive innovation. Today, we are in a world that continues to call for new and different ways of thinking. And Illinois Tech is born to answer that call, by harnessing the power of collective difference.

Unleash Your Power. Discover The Possibilities.

Together, we push boundaries that are central to who we are. By joining Power the Difference: Our Campaign for Illinois Tech and supporting the important campaign priorities below, you will help usher in the next era of innovation and transform the world.

Regardless of financial circumstances, Illinois Tech opens doors for students of all backgrounds. Scholarships and fellowships are among the most critical elements to ensure student success, as we fulfill our promise to educate and ignite the power of difference to make a difference.

Investment in the student experience strengthens how our students live, study, participate, work, create, and innovate. Modernizing educational spaces, research labs, and residence halls will provide an environment where students can engage with other students and the Illinois Tech community, both within and beyond the classroom. Enhancing student life programs will provide opportunities for students to discover their community nested within Illinois Tech’s greater community. Student living spaces are also expanding with reimagined and renovated residence halls that pay homage to our Miesian architecture. 

Technology is at the core of everything we do. Today’s technology-focused workforce was built for Illinois Tech students, whose experiences at the university prepare them to unleash their knowledge and meet career and leadership goals. Our faculty deliver an exceptional education centered on active learning. Students witness and engage with the groundbreaking research of our faculty. Illinois Tech prepares students to succeed in professions that require technological sophistication, an innovative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit

Unrestricted support, including unrestricted endowment gifts, is instrumental in propelling our purpose, equipping the university with a sustainable foundation, and providing the flexibility to respond to existing needs and emerging opportunities.

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Message from the President 

Illinois Tech was founded to offer unparalleled opportunity by advancing technology and innovation for all. For more than 130 years, Illinois Tech has been guided by that noble purpose. We are in a world that continues to call for new and different ways of thinking and demands entirely new solutions. The Power the Difference campaign, the largest fundraising effort in university history, will catapult the university into a new era—one where we become the global leader in inclusive innovation and education. Read more

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The Office of Advancement is deeply committed to serving the current and future global university community to advance, support, and sustain the mission of Illinois Tech through meaningful engagement and philanthropic partnership. Our work is all about building relationships, so we invite you to meet the team and connect with us!

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Need help or have questions? Email our gift administration team at giftadmin@iit.edu or call us at 312.567.5000.

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312.567.5000

Department Type

Administrative

Office Location

Office of Advancement
10 West 35th Street, Suite 1700
鶹APP, IL 60616

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