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Funding for New BNAAC

Be a Part of the Future

The African American Cultural Center at Illinois will house the wealth of outstanding programs and staff that students have recongized as a vital part of campus life during the 46 year history of the Center. A new facility will reflect our deep commitment to African American students, faculty/staff, and will help us recruit and retain students. It will express African American culture and demonstrate the rich history and traditions with the rest of the university community.

Click here for complete details on the Planning and Visioning for a new BNAACC.

Naming Opportunities

An endowed fund can be named according to the donor's wishes in agreement with the university. All gifts to establish an endowed fund can be pledged over a time period of one to five years. Additionally, a number of tax-wise gift vehicles are available to donors to make such a commitment. Of course, numerous additional gift opportunities are available.

Funding Plan


Funding Levels

  • $100,000 or more
  • $50,000 
  • $25,000
  • $10,000

What Could be in the New BNAACC

  • Large multipurpose rooms/performance spaces
  • Student lounge and study space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer lab, library, and display space
  • Student organization office and work space
  • WBML - student radio station
  • Kitchen and patio area
  • Reception area with displays of center's history and impact
  • Office space for full-time and student staff

BNAACC programs, events, services

News Articles:

Architect is selected for new BNAACC

Former site is new site for BNAACC

Illinois students give input on new BNAACC

Contact Information

For questions regarding support for the BNAACC project, please contact Angie Dimit, Director of Advancement, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs or Dr. Gigi Secuban, Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, or call 217-244-8060.