CUSF offers you several opportunities to support our schools. Whether you prefer to give to our general fund (allowing us to use your gift where it is needed most), a specific program, or a targeted need, we appreciate your support!

Support the Work of CUSF

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Hester Suggs Endowment Fund

Hester Suggs Endowment Fund
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Specific CUSF Programs

I.D.E.A. Grants
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2nd-gen-logoThe I.D.E.A. Store
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SOS_logo2S.O.S. Fund
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New Scholarships

The North End Scholarship
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Richard D. Mills Memorial Soccer Scholarship
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Fuller Hamilton Hope and Prosperity Scholarship
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The Greg Chew Theatre Scholarship
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Urbana Community Music Education Scholarship
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Current Pass-Throughs/
Specific Gifts for our Schools

DREaaM House
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STEM (Freedom School)
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In Memory of Margaret Dyson
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Alumni Associations

The Champaign Centennial High School Alumni Association
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The Champaign Central High School Alumni Association
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Also: The Urbana Alumni Association

Donate to a specific restricted fund:
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CUSF supports our students and our schools through these restricted funds:
Support teacher grants

District 116 STEM Fund, science, technology, engineering and mathematics grants

Hester Suggs Endowment Fund, grants that expand the Arts and Humanities for African-American children in Champaign Unit 4

Support student scholarships & awards

Greg Chew Theatre Scholarship, Urbana HS college scholarship

Judge Fred Green Memorial Scholarship Fund, Urbana HS college scholarship

Keegan Bannon Memorial Fund, Central HS college scholarship

Michael Hartter Scholarship Fund, Central HS college scholarship

The North End Scholarship, UHS and Central or Centennial college scholarships

Orange Krush Fund, CUScholars awards for Centennial, Central and UHS graduating seniors

Perrino Fund, Urbana MS and HS student music camp/clinic scholarships

Urbana Community Music Education Scholarship Fund, Urbana MS or HS student private music lesson scholarships

Support teacher recognition

Amberg Fund, supports an awarded Urbana teacher

Support specific school programs

Centennial Athletic Endowment Fund, purchases physical education equipment at Centennial HS

Jeffrey Kaufman Memorial Fund, develops and maintains the “Jeff Kaufman Fields” at Yankee Ridge Elementary

Specific Gifts for our Schools

CUSF encourages private investment into our classrooms and/or by subject area and can direct funds that are compatible with our mission and the school districts' gift acceptance policies. The Foundation directs thousands of dollars each year to various programs, subject areas, schools and special needs within the district.

If you have a specific gift in mind, be it funding for a field trip, classroom supplies, playground equipment, an after school program or booster support, contact the foundation office at 217-398-2873 for more information.

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