Giving to the University of Illinois Press

Embarking on a second century of exceptional scholarly publishing

Join us for our second century! We invite your support of exemplary scholarly publishing for specific subject areas, emerging scholarship, and internship opportunities for the next generation of publishing professionals.


The vital mission of publishing pathbreaking works of scholarship, the fresh voices and perspectives they present, and the new field they define needs your support.

$5000 covers paper, printing, and binding costs for an average monograph

$3000 funds national advertisement placement

$2000 funds thorough copyediting and proofreading

$1000 funds an eye-catching professional design

$500 funds a rigorous peer review


The Stephanie and Evelyn So Endowment fund, established in 1995, supports undergraduate and graduate interns with an academic background in the humanities to work at the Press. Internships bring a diversity of experiences to our offices and offer students valuable experience in the field of academic publishing.

$   Stephanie and Evelyn So Endowment

$   General Internship support

The Howard D. and Marjorie I. Brooks Endowment for Progressive Thought Fund supports publications featuring progressive thought, broadly conceived and embracing works on education, the environment, intellectual history, music, labor, and related fields.

$   Howard D. and Marjorie I. Brooks Endowment for Progressive Thought Fund

The Darlene Clark Hine African American History Fund supports black studies publications that build a greater understanding of the African American experience.

$   Darlene Clark Hine African American History Fund

The Bruno Nettl Fund for Ethnomusicology fund supports publications in ethnomusicology in honor of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor emeritus Bruno Nettl, an internationally renowned musicologist, co-founder of the Society for Ethnomusicology, and longtime editor of the journal Ethnomusicology.

$   Bruno Nettl Fund for Ethnomusicology


The Henry and Edna Binkele Classical Music Fund was established in 1995 by two sisters in recognition of their parents, this fund supports publication of classical music books of the highest quality.

$   Henry and Edna Binkele Classical Music Fund


The Judith McCulloh Fund for American Music was established in memory of UIP editor Judith McCulloh, who built the cornerstone series Music in American Life. This fund supports publications in American music and vernacular culture.

$   Judith McCulloh Fund for American Music


The L. J. and Mary C. Skaggs Folklore Fund, first established in 1995, supports publication of diverse folklore titles that explore cultures from across the United States and around the world.

$   L. J. and Mary C. Skaggs Folklore Fund


The University of Illinois Press Fund for Anthropology builds upon the generosity of Norm Whitten, a pioneer of ethnographic approaches to anthropological research in South America. This fund supports publications in anthropology.

$   University of Illinois Press Fund for Anthropology

Be a vital part of publishing individual titles. Receive early information about forthcoming books and choose your adoptee. We'll gratefully acknowledge your support in the book and elsewhere.

For more information, please contact Laurie Matheson, Director, at


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If you work at University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, Chicago, or Springfield campus, and would like to make your gift through payroll deduction, please fill out and submit this linked form.


If you prefer to make your gift via check or money order, please make it payable to "University of Illinois Press", and include a note (or memo on your check) specifying the purpose or designation of your gift.

Mail to:

University of Illinois Press
Attn: Laurie Matheson
1325 South Oak Street, MC-566
Champaign, IL 61820

For more information about giving opportunities, please contact UI Press director Laurie Matheson, or 217-244-4685.