Why is Phil (private support) so important to the University of Iowa?

Philanthropic support from our alumni, friends, faculty, and staff helps fund vital initiatives throughout campus that enhance the University of Iowa and ensure its success. Although the UI is a proudly public institution, legislative appropriations now provide a decreasing percentage of the UI’s total budget. Only through increased levels of philanthropy can the UI retain its position among the nation’s top universities. Philanthropy will help the UI continue to serve its students and the society they will someday lead.