As a public school, Uni High receives General State Aid per student attendance, accounting for 43% of school revenue. The University of Illinois Provost Office contribution is about 12% of the school revenue. Uni High does not receive local tax revenue like other public schools. This creates a funding gap, which we fill with private gifts and grants. Teachers’, coaches’, and staff salaries and benefits account for 68% of the Uni High annual budget alone. During the 2018-2019 school year, Uni High parents, alumni, and friends contributed more than $864,565 to the Parent Fund and Annual Fund. We also received more than $400,000 in gifts and pledges for special projects. A single major gift of $150,000 increased the John Hedeman Endowed Fund for teachers’ salary enhancement by 25%. We are very grateful for these gifts from alumni, parents and friends to support teacher and staff salaries, academic programs, technology, and co-curricular activities.