Becoming a Donor

The ambassadors of UAEC are a dedicated group of donors who make an annual unrestricted gift to the Urbana Adult Education Center. The Ambassadors understand and value the unique role that the Urbana Adult Education Center (UAEC) plays in East Central Illinois– offering people renewed hope to transform and actively engage in the revitalization of their neighborhoods and communities. Your gifts help us provide opportunities for intellectual growth and civic engagement regardless of age, ethnicity, education, or geographic location. Won’t you say Yes to giving? 

The goals of Invest in our Future–Unlimited Pathways are twofold:(1) To raise $5,000,000 for our endowment fund so we may support the continuation of the Urbana Adult Education Center to ensure that our students have unlimited pathways to become college- and career-ready, and (2) To raise awareness of the Urbana Adult Education Center and the benefits our programs have on the community, life-long-learning, and workforce development.

Stem Up Project: Students enrolled in any program at the UAE Center will be exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics careers as viable and attainable career options.   Our fundraising goal is $250,000, become a donor or supporter today by calling Marcellos Gray-Development and Finance Coordinator at 217-384-3530 for more information.


How to give: To give, you can call our Director of Development at (217) 384-3530 to make a gift over the phone. You can also download, print and complete the Donation Form UAE, and mail with your check to: Development Office, Urbana Adult Education Center, 211 N. Race Street, Urbana, IL 61801-2627.


*UPDATE* Due to COVID-19, we are not accepting volunteers at this time. We appreciate your interest and hope to see you in the future.*

Are you ready to get involved? Great! Whether you volunteer for an hour, or make a commitment over many months, your volunteer time is appreciated, as are you. There are a variety of ways you can get involved and any needed training is provided. To get started, we need to know a little more about you. Submit the form below and we will contact you to discuss the opportunities available that best match your interests and the needs of our program. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the form below and choose the “Volunteer Opportunities” option. PLEASE NOTE: All volunteers will be required to have a background check and go through an orientation prior to starting.

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