Department funds provide support for student and faculty enrichment. Your contributions play an integral role in our continued success.

Please select the contribution(s) you would like to make or enter a gift amount. After confirming the amount, you will be directed to the University of Illinois Foundation's secure Online Giving site for your personal and credit card information.

For donations to Carol Emmerling-DiNovo's retirment, please use the Excellence in Landscape Architecture (Unrestricted) fund.



The Landscape Architecture
Executive Fund

This special fund is a current-use fund that has a specific scope of purposes at the discretion of the Head of the Department. Current Department Head Bill Sullivan has outlined these priorities for this fund:

The LA Executive Fund will be used to

  • Develop our World Cities Studio in Chicago.
  • Endow our Designer-in-Residence program.
  • Provide scholarships that can attract the brightest young people from around the world.
  • Support more extensive field trips associated with our studios.

We are asking alumni and friends of the Department to make a commitment to this effort of a minimum of $100 per year for a 4-year pledge as part of our initiative to strengthen our programs. Please join us as we grow the numbers who understand landscape architecture's crucial role in creating healthy, sustainable communities.


then click the box on the next page for giving on a recurring basis. 

Excellence in
Landscape Architecture (Unrestricted)

A current-use fund that provides support for a number of Departmental activities such as student conference travel, student ASLA programs, lectures, recruiting for faculty and students, and the newsletter.

* Carol Emmerling-DiNovo's Retirement: Celebrate Carol's retirement and her enduring impact on the lives of students over the past 30 years! Please indicate "Carol's Retirement" under "Why I gave today" on the payment page.*


City Planning and Landscape Architecture Library



Natalie Alpert Memorial Endowment
Provides awards to students for an outstanding landscape history/theory paper and for the best planting design each year.


Vincent Bellafiore Endowed Fellowship
Established in honor of former Department Head, Vincent Bellafiore, this fund provides a fellowship to a promising Ph.D. student.


Terry Harkness "Plants in Design" Fund
This fund is used to advance Professor Harkness's creative legacy of inspired instruction in plants and design.


Charles W. Harris Traveling Scholarship
This student travel scholarship was established in honor of former professor and alumnus Chuck Harris.


Gary Kesler Fund
Established in honor of former Associate Head, Gary Kesler, this fund provides a prize for a student who demonstrates technical principle mastery.


Cherie L. Kluesing Memorial Endowment
Provides a bronze medal and cash award to a student who creatively integrates art and landscape in their designs. The endowment also provides competitive fellowships to recruit and support outstanding students in the graduate program.


Robert B. Riley Endowed Fund
Created in honor of former Department Head, Bob Riley, this fund provides resources for graduate student enrichment.


Dan Ryan Prize Fund
Established in memory of Dan Ryan, a member of the Class of 2002, this fund provides a cash prize to a student in the sophomore class who exhibits outstanding graphic skills and a strong willingness to assist other students.


Brent & Jean Wadsworth Undergraduate Recruitment Scholarship Fund
To improve the size, quality, and diversity of the undergraduate class, this Scholarship Fund will match an additional dollar for every dollar donated to undergraduate recruitment scholarships, up to $100,000.


Matching gift information can be filled in on the University of Illinois Foundation's secure Online Giving site after clicking "Continue" below. 

Your gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.


If you prefer to mail your gift, please see the information here for instructions.