New approaches to STEM education are needed to launch the next phase of IMSA as a “learning laboratory." Great thought was put into designing new spaces that ignite and nurture the next generation of innovators who will advance the human condition.
Questions and Answers about Breaking New Ground
News and video feed from the February 23, 2016 ground breaking event.
We recognize and thank leadership donors that have given or pledged $2,500 or more to the campaign
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Since it was founded in 1985, the Academy has been primarily funded through the Illinois General Assembly. Approximately 79% of funding for IMSA is provided annually by the State of Illinois. We are grateful for the ongoing support of the state, and welcome state and federal legislators on campus to experience IMSA.
Corporations and Foundations provide financial support for IMSA’s programs through grants, matching gifts and sponsorships and their time and talent through their volunteer engagement. IMSA’s 650 residential students and the thousands of students and teachers in programs throughout the state and globe are able to experience unique programs and support because of these partnerships.
As an IMSA employee, you are the heart of the Academy. Your commitment to supporting IMSA financially, in addition to your dedication and service, truly makes IMSA a better place.
Parents of IMSA students and alumni are an important part of the IMSA family. Your generous support of the IMSA Fund provides everything from counseling services to student activities, from residential life programs to career services. Your gifts enrich the lives of your children while they attend IMSA, and encourage them to stay involved as alumni. Giving a donation is a way of affirming what IMSA did for your child and continues to do for others.
You have probably read “your participation is more important than the size of your gift” in an annual letter from the Academy. We often hear alumni, especially young alumni, say they don't give because they cannot make a big gift, so their gift won't have an impact. That's simply not true.