Beckman Institute Support Fund

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The Beckman Institute Support Fund provides general support for research, operations, equipment, and facilities at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Fueling Scientific Discovery and Innovation

As we grow and evolve, our scientists and engineers tackle issues critical to society – like human health (e.g. the diagnosis and prevention of neurologic diseases, successful aging), the invention of new materials (e.g. self-healing, flexible electronics), and novel computational tools (e.g. using super-computers as a microscope). From molecules to minds, we explore the bounds of our physical, biological and chemical existence.

Ongoing growth and evolution requires commitment, vision, and resources. Please make a gift to the Beckman Support Fund to help us maintain preeminence in interdisciplinary research. The Fund supports two mainstays of our operations:

  • Undergraduate and graduate student research (transforming tomorrow's leaders); and
  • Ongoing upgrades to scientific equipment and facilities, which are key to fostering scientific discovery and innovation; our core facilities, serving the entire campus community 24/7, include the Biomedical Imaging Center, Microscopy Suite, and Visualization Lab.

Every gift makes a difference. Your gift, combined with the gifts of hundreds of other alumni and friends, will help us educate, train, and mentor the next generation of scientists and engineers. We hope that you will give generously in support of the future of science and technology.

How to give

To make a secure online gift, simply fill out the form below. To make a gift by mail please send your check or money order payable to the University of Illinois Foundation. Please include a note (or memo on your check) stating the purpose of your gift as: Beckman Institute Support Fund and mail to: University of Illinois Foundation, 1305 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801. If you would like to make a gift by phone, please call the University of Illinois Foundation Cash Desk at 217-244-2706.

For more information please call 217-244-1176 or email Additional information about ways to give is available at the University of Illinois Foundation website.