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How to Make a Contribution

There are three ways to make a donation to any of the Nutritional Sciences Funds: by check, by online credit card donation, or by payroll deduction if you are a current faculty member, staff or student.

Donating by Check

You can send your contribution to the Division of Nutritional Sciences, C/O University of Illinois Foundation (1305 West Green St., Urbana, IL  61801). Please make your check payable to the ‘University of Illinois Foundation’, but indicate which of the Nutritional Sciences Funds you would like to contribute to in your subject line.

Donating Online

You can also make a donation online through the University of Illinois Foundation. Use the form on this page to make an online donation.

Payroll Deduction

If you are a current faculty member, staff or student at the University of Illinois, you can arrange your donation through a monthly payroll deduction. You can find more information on the payroll deduction form on the University of Illinois Foundation website.

Thank you for your generous support of our program!

About the Nutritional Sciences Endowment Funds

In all, the Division has eight funds for which donations are accepted:

The DNS Excellence Endowment Fund/Project DEED (#773001)

The Nutritional Sciences Excellence Endowment Fund will be used to sustain and enhance the excellence of the Division of Nutritional Sciences by providing graduate students with enhanced research and professional development experiences.

DNS Excellence Fund (#336514)

The Nutritional Sciences Excellence Fund provides current funding for research and professional development opportunities for DNS students.  

DNS Annual Fund (#332984)

The Nutritional Sciences Annual Fund, although not an endowment (the funds, rather than the interest generated, are used directly), this fund provides unrestricted support for Nutritional Sciences.

David H. Baker Nutrition Scholar Award Fund (#771806)

The David H. Baker Nutrition Scholar Award Fund recognizes students who display excellence in research as documented through peer-reviewed publications, awards and research grants. During the selection of the award recipient, an emphasis will be placed on the originality and creativity of the student's research.

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Toshiro Nishida Research Award Fund (#772951)

The Toshiro Nishida Research Award Fund provides support for travel to national and international scientific conferences. Criteria used to select the awardee include the originality and quality of the student's abstract and poster or oral presentation.

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James L. Robinson Nutrition Impact Award Fund (#772698)

The James L. Robinson Nutrition Impact Award Fund recognizes students who display excellence in professional service to the University, the Division, the Nutritional Sciences Graduate Student Association or to a professional society.

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Frank W. Kari Endowed Memorial Award Fund in Nutritional Sciences (#773054)

The Frank W. Kari Endowed Memorial Award Fund in Nutritional Sciences will provide awards to graduate students who are enrolled in the Division of Nutritional Sciences in the College of ACES at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The awards will be used by recipients to attend scientific conferences, including the annual Experimental Biology Meeting.

Dr. Willard J. and Priscilla F. Visek Lecture Fund (#773812)

The Dr. Willard J. and Priscilla F. Visek Lecture Fund will be used to support collaborative scholarly activities in the science of nutrition at UIUC by providing funding for a lectureship, including, but not limited to, honorarium, travel, accommodations, publicity and receptions associated with the lecture. The lecture topic should emphasize the molecular basis of normal and abnormal nutrition-related processes in human beings and should take place on an annual basis.

William C. Rose Endowment (#770331)

The William C. Rose Endowment Award fosters professional development of Nutritional Sciences students by providing support for students to travel to scientific conferences.

Please contact Matt Smith, Assistant Director of Development with any questions or to discuss options for making an impact with a major gift.

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