The University of Illinois is a state-supported institution. But state money accounts for only about 20% of our operating costs. The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering depends on the loyalty and generosity of our alumni and friends who provide critical private support to carry out our mission of serving the state, the nation, and the world as a leading center of affordable education, scholarship, and public service.
Agricultural & Biological Engineering Excellence Fund
Your contribution to the Agricultural & Biological Engineering Excellence Fund helps to provide the following departmental needs:
Endowed chair professors
capstone design instruction
student recruitment and retention fund
ABE I4 Seminar Series
support for continuous updating of teaching and research facilities and equipment
support for student field instruction and international experience
support for alumni awards
Agricultural and Biological Engineering Visionary Fund
Now through the end of 2019, The Grainger Foundation will match all donations up to $25 million to this scholarship endowment and others held within Grainger Engineering. The opportunity to improve the quality, diversity, and global influence of our undergraduate students has never been greater.