For more than 25 years, Harris has distinguished itself by its intellectual fearlessness and its potential for addressing the world’s greatest policy challenges. As public, private, and nonprofit entities navigate the complexities of today's policy landscape, Harris stands ready to supply them with innovative research and a new generation of smarter, bolder policy leaders who put evidence first.
To address this urgent need, the Campaign for Harris supports key Harris priorities as part of the most ambitious and comprehensive campaign in the University of Chicago's history. The University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact supports priorities in every University division, school, department, and institute, including Harris Public Policy.
Donors like you can help Harris achieve this ambitious vision for the future. We invite you to explore our priorities below and discover how you can provide support for students and faculty who are making a measurable impact on public policy, today and for tomorrow.
Your support of Harris's centers and institutes advances innovative research grounded in the best science of our day, as well as educational opportunities and outreach programs that produce measurable results.
From public finance to data science, government reform, and family-based policy interventions, we invite you to learn more about the vital work of Harris's more than a dozen centers and institutes to explore where you can make your impact next.
Support our academic centers and programs
Financial aid through fellowships allows Harris to recruit the best and brightest students from around the world, regardless of economic background. With the Harris Alumni Fellowship, our alumni have a unique opportunity to give the gift of a Harris education to the next generation of Harris alumni.
Support our students
Professional, hands-on experiences, such as policy labs, practica, and internships, deepen students’ understanding of classroom concepts, provide them with real-world skills, and allow them to build crucial connections. Your gift can help enable more students to participate in Harris's innovative policy labs, start a new practicum, or fund an internship that will change their lives—and the world.
Learn how you can help
A new, state-of-the-art facility opening in 2018 will position Harris Public Policy as a top destination for policy research, education, and collaboration, drawing the next generation of fearless thinkers who believe in the power of evidence-based research to transform our world.
Though construction is underway, naming opportunities at the Keller Center are still available for donors who wish to make Harris's vision for its future home possible.
Support our new building
This challenge from the Irving Harris Foundation encourages Harris Public Policy alumni and friends to come together for maximum impact, securing a broad base of philanthropic support between now and 2019, when the University campaign concludes. We need 1,000 donors to either make their first gift of $100 or more, or to increase their largest previous gift by at least $100.
Help us meet our goal