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Types of Giving

Annual Fund

Annual gifts are a crucial form of support that can be put to use right away. These unrestricted resources used to support priorities not covered by State funding. You can read more about college priorities for annual giving on our Make a Gift page.

Endowed Funds

An endowment is a self-renewing resource that the University holds in perpetuity (forever) and does not spend. Endowed gifts are invested, and the earnings from these investments help fund the cause you are most interested in supporting. Such generous gifts provide a steady source of funds enabling the college to develop long-term programs and services for students and faculty.

Deferred Gifts

Deferred gifts are often the result of careful planning that aligns your financial and philanthropic goals to maximize benefits to you and the college. Examples of these types of giving opportunities include: bequests, charitable trusts and gift annuities, retained life estates, life insurance, retirement accounts, and securities or property.

Matching gifts

More than 7,500 companies that will match employee contributions, making matching gifts an ideal way to support the college. You receive recognition for the entire gift, both your contribution and the company match. Eligible donors for a corporate match may include retired employees, spouses of employees, or widows/widowers of former employees depending on the corporation’s giving policy. To see if you might be eligible for a corporate match, visit the University of Illinois Foundation's Matching Gifts information page. 

Gifts in Action

Goldsticks and Dean KalantzisWondering how you can make a difference? More than a decade ago, Phillip Goldstick and Beverly Kramer Goldstick recognized the need for a sustainable training and research program in the area of communication disorders in children and young adults. Acting on their desire to help children and their families in a tangible way, they generously endowed a sustainable training and research program in the area of communication disorders in children and youth in the Department of Special Education at the College. Read more about how their support has benefitted students, faculty, and the community...


Get full details about ways to give by visiting the University of Illinois Foundation website, or contact the college's Office of Advancement at