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Crucial Need for Private Support
primary mission of the University of Illinois is education
and research. State dollars allocated for occupational
and environmental health are used to support teaching
of graduate courses and research. Moreover, the overall
percentage of the University of Illinois’ budget
provided by state assistance has been cut back continually
since the late 1980s. Formerly “state supported,” the
University is now “state assisted.” That
assistance totals under 35 percent of the operating budget—down
from 72 percent in 1954 and 42 percent only a few years
ago. State dollars do not support service, outreach,
or the building of community and global partnerships.
To create and maintain programs that extend beyond the
classroom or laboratory requires other resources.
the past 25 years, the Great Lakes Centers have been
funded primarily through competitive federal grants.
The types and amounts of these grants vary from year
to year. There is no assurance that the agencies which
fund our Centers will have funds in the next fiscal year
or even that the agencies themselves will continue to
exist from one administration to another. GLC does not
have a dedicated faculty position for its Director or
for any of its faculty. GLC does not have a state operating
budget to support administrative personnel or pay for
supplies and utilities. GLC does not have any fiscal
support to carry out its role as a World Health Organization
Collaborating Centre. If we were to stop writing grants
today, the Centers would soon disappear.
are seeking philanthropic support to secure the existence
of the Centers into the future. Donations will be put
into a permanent endowment. Interest from this endowment
will support a dedicated leadership position and will
provide the Centers with basic operating expenses to
assure the continuity of their work despite the variations
in funding available through grant cycles. These funds
will also be used to support Visiting Scholars who can
enrich our academic community with their scholarship
and broaden our school of thought beyond the walls of
our university. These funds will also be used to support
our global mission as a World Health Organization Collaborating
Invitation to Partnership
can create a living legacy for yourself, a family member,
a respected mentor, or colleague, through a gift that
can support one of several areas. All categories below
offer naming opportunities.
of the Directorship of the Great Lakes Centers.
person selected for this position would be a professor
at the UIC School of Public Health dedicated to directing
the Centers and to conducting teaching and research on
global environmental and occupational health issues.
funds would be used to provide ongoing support for the
operating expenses of the Centers, including the role
as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.
funds would be used to support the travel and living
expenses of up to six national and international scholars
per year who would conduct teaching, research, or service
at the Great Lakes Centers or at one of their partner
institutions around the world.
Centers of Excellence Program Endowment
is required for the establishment of each international
center of excellence in occupational and environmental
health at our partner institutes around the globe. Current
centers include the Louise Hamilton Center for Children’s
Environmental Health at the Institute of Pediatrics,
Obstetrics, and Gynecology and the Chornobyl Data Management
Center at the Institute of Endocrinology in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Health in the Arts Program
funds would be used to provide for a coordinator and
general operating expenses for our Health in the Arts
Program. This program provides training, research, and
service on the special occupational health and safety
needs of visual and performing artists.
name of each donor will appear in perpetuity on all publications,
educational, and public relations materials emanating
from each category. Please consider helping the Great
Lakes Centers continue their success and service in improving,
promoting, and maintaining the health and safety of workers,
families, and communities across Illinois and around
to Give to the Great Lakes Centers
more information on providing support to the Centers,
please contact Susan Mennenga at the Office of Development
at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public
Health, 312-355-4501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.