ACI accomplishes its mission through the generosity of foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals who support its collaboration with member colleges and universities to make the benefits of private higher education accessible to an increasingly diverse student population. ACI accepts cash, appreciated stock, and other valuable assets, and can work with donors to arrange immediate gifts, pledges over time, and future bequests. All contributions to the Associated Colleges of Illinois are tax deductible as provided by law. Give now by clicking below, or to discuss a gift that meets your philanthropic goals, contact Executive Director April Arnold at 312-263-2391, ext. 1 or at

Did You Know?

  • More than 97 percent of ACI school member students receive financial aid at an average of just over $24,000 per student per year. 
  • In the past five years, ACI has awarded more than 83 percent in scholarship support to sophomores, juniors, and seniors at its member schools to help them remain in school and earn a college degree.
  • Of all the scholarships ACI awarded, 75 percent go directly to Illinois residents.
  • The average number of ACI member school graduates employed in Illinois after graduation is 64 percent.
  • More than 40 percent of ACI scholars are first generation.
  • 38 percent of students identified as students of color.
  • More than 50 percent of scholars in the past three years identify as low-income.
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Corporate Partner Directory

Corporate Partners support Associated Colleges of Illinois and its members by providing products and services needed in higher education, and by making an annual commitment to ACI of $5,000, $10,000 or more.    .

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ACI is grateful for the generous support of its many loyal donors. You can meet these donors here: Each June, ACI publishes a list of donors for the previous fiscal year on

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