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How Your Gift Helps

Giving to Bradley University creates a margin of excellence that otherwise would not be possible. With the help of the University's extended family of alumni and friends, thousands of students have had their educational goals become a reality. Alumni support ensures that Bradley students continue to enjoy the benefits of Bradley's groundbreaking programs, outstanding faculty, and magnificent facilities.

Make your gift online now. You can make a difference. Continue to build upon Bradley University's tradition of excellence.

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  • Scholarships and financial aid
  • Faculty development
  • Research funds
  • Facilities construction and improvement, and other special projects
  • Unrestricted resources, which provide crucial, flexible resources

       to meet the University's areas of greatest need.

The Bradley Fund

Most of the 12,000-plus donors to Bradley University make their gifts through the Bradley Fund. This is the base of all support at Bradley and impacts almost every area on campus. Annual gifts provide for such things as: student scholarships; cutting edge equipment; new facilities; study abroad opportunities, innovative programs and initiatives. Bradley Fund gifts can be unrestricted, or given with the understanding that the University will use the funds in those areas of greatest need.  They may also be designated to any one of many the many specific programs on campus that may be of greatest interest to you.


There are many ways to show your support for Bradley, but the Bradley University Alumni Association has a special place in its heart for the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center.

After all, this is the home we've all been waiting for. The house built by alumni, for alumni. Decades in the making, the vision of a group of volunteer leaders will soon be realized because of the passion, dedication and financial commitments of Bradley alumni. Alumni who understand the important role that alumni play in the everyday life and future success of their alma mater. This is a magnificent tribute to them - to you. But more than a tribute, it is the physical center of campus and the one place all alumni - and future alumni - will find the resources and support only their alma mater can provide over a lifetime.

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The Hayden-Clark Alumni Center is now open! Come visit your home on the hilltop and take a walk through Bradley history. Your help is still needed to complete the project and ensure that this is truly the home that alumni built. Contact the Office of Advancement at or (309) 677-3159 for more information on how to support the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. 

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