Investing in the Future of Chicago Harris

Chicago Harris is positioned to become the preeminent institution for objective policy research, teaching and the development of innovative leaders across sectors. With your support, we can realize this goal. The Campaign for Harris strategically focuses on four priorities:


The rigorous Chicago Harris education gives students the tools they need to lead. Financial aid allows us to recruit top talent from around the world, regardless of economic background. With the Harris Alumni Fellowship, our alumni invest in the next generation of policy leaders.

Academic Centers and Programs

Faculty and students collaborate across disciplines to address some of the most pressing policy issues at Chicago Harris’ groundbreaking research centers and affiliated programs.

Internships and Practica

Experiential learning in Chicago and around the globe empowers our students to effect positive change in a real-world setting. Internships help them build crucial connections and solid foundations for future careers.

Harris School Building

A new, state-of-the-art facility will create the ideal academic environment, drawing scholars, policymakers and change agents to campus.

Irving Harris Foundation Challenge

A challenge from the Irving Harris Foundation to encourage the Harris School of Public Policy to secure a broad base of philanthropic support from alumni and friends between now and 2019, when the University campaign concludes.