The Navy Pier Heritage Project is composed of several initiatives
created to sustain and extend the historical legacy of Chicago's Navy Pier, which
once served as a two-year undergraduate division of the University of Illinois.
The UIAA and Heritage Committee wish to extend a special thanks to all who have participated in these projects to ensure that the legacy of Navy Pier will continue in the future.
From the Navy Pier Heritage Committee:
We invite you to permanently link your name to the Navy Pier Heritage Project. Reconnect and participate in Navy Pier Heritage initiatives by volunteering on the committee. Help pass along the proud legacy of traditions, values and experiences to future generations of UIC students by donating to the Navy Pier Scholarship Fund. Support efforts to preserve and share this important historical heritage with the UIC community by donating to the Navy Pier Heritage Fund. Contact Arlene Norsym at 312/996-6569 or email@example.com for additional information.
Heritage Project initiatives:
- Pier Room, written memory and historical memorabilia collections
- Navy Pier Hall of Fame
- Scholarship fund
Pier room, written memory and historical memorabilia collections
Thanks to the efforts of UIC alumni and Navy Pier attendees, the southwest corner of the Pier Room (second floor of Student Center East on the UIC campus) features a display that chronicles UIC's campus origins at Navy Pier. Students, staff and visitors can view photographs of student life at Navy Pier and examine memorabilia such as a dance program, baseball jersey and the "Quad Council" constitution. The collection also includes the written memories of Navy Pier attendees.
Memorabilia for display in the Pier Room may be sent to:
University of Illinois Alumni Association
Student Center East (M/C-021)
Attn: Arlene Norsym
750 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Please direct questions to Arlene Norsym at 312/996-6569 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navy Pier Scholarship Fund, Heritage Fund and Wall of Honor
Navy Pier Scholarship Fund
This is an endowment fund that will provide annual scholarships to deserving UIC students. These scholarships symbolize the desire of Navy Pier alumni, faculty and friends to pass along the traditions, education, life experiences, values and benefits they acquired at Navy Pier to future generations of UIC students.
Navy Pier Heritage Fund
This fund allows for the continual collecting, cataloging, displaying and maintaining of written memories and historical memorabilia in the Pier Room. If funds allow, a UIC student will be awarded a special internship in the UI Alumni Association office.
Navy Pier Heritage Wall of Honor
The Wall of Honor is a special place in the Pier Room that will permanently display the names of prominent volunteers and benefactors who made the Navy Pier Heritage Project successful. All donors who contribute more than $100 to either fund will have their names permanently displayed on our special Navy Pier Heritage Wall of Honor in the UIC Pier Room.
Make a donation to the Navy Pier Heritage (335496) or Navy Pier Scholarship (772983) funds or to the University of Illinois Alumni Association. To donate toward Navy Pier, select “Yes” in the Special Instructions section at the bottom and specify the fund number.