Thank You for a Great Day of Giving!

More than $7,000 was donated to the Education and Research Fund on the Day of Giving, a nearly 30% from 2015. Thank you! Remember, you can donate anytime!

ACUI’s Education and Research Fund supports the development of knowledge in the college union and student activities profession, as well as the advancement of community-building on college campuses. 

The goal of the Education and Research Fund is to help ACUI members tell their story through research and programs, as well as ensure the long-term financial stability of the Association.

Through the generous contributions of ACUI members, friends, and corporate partners, the Education and Research Fund:

The Education and Research Fund raises money through its Annual Fund campaign, events at the annual conference such as the Silent Auction and FUNd Run, and direct campaigns for specific funding initiatives. In the last year, donors have helped to complete endowments for three additional awards and start a new research grant in the college union and student activities field.

Knot Club

Past I-LEAD® students and facilitators are invited to join the Knot Club to support the Meg Sutton I-LEAD® Scholarship. Those wishing to join are asked to donate an amount that matches the year in which you participated. For example, the Class of 2013 would make a minimum donation of $20.13 to the scholarship fund. Donate here.


AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you will find the same prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

If you purchase a product through marked with "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on the detail page and select ACUI as your charitable organization, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the Education and Research Fund. You will need to select ACUI in your account before you begin shopping, then your selection will be remembered and every eligible purchase you make thereafter will result in a donation. Keep in mind you can change your charitable organization any time.

Updated Dec. 13, 2016