Will my gift be tax deductible?
The University of Illinois Foundation is the official gift depository at the University and it is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your gift to the UIF qualifies as a tax deductible expense if you itemize your deductions.

Can I give over a period of time?
Absolutely. Donors often pledge gifts to be made through a series of payments. Our staff would be happy to work with you to establish a pledge commitment over time that suits your individual needs.

What is the University of Illinois Foundation Presidents Council and how can I become a member?
Members of the Presidents Council are recognized for having made outright gifts of $25,000 or more in their lifetimes, as well as those who have made deferred gifts of $50,000 or more. Joint membership is extended to couples/partners who provide gifts at those levels.

What is the Chancellor’s Circle and how can I become a member?       
The Chancellor’s Circle is a giving society that recognizes donors who give $2500 or more across the three University of Illinois campuses in a given fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

Matching gifts are counted in the household cumulative annual total for recognition. For more information please contact the Advancement Office at (217) 244-7228.

How does private giving affect the university’s overall budget?
Private funding is the critical factor in establishing the future for Education at Illinois because it helps our programs thrive and grow. Gifts from private donors ensure that we can attract the best faculty and students and offer academic programs of excellence.

I am a recent graduate and don’t have a lot of money to spare. How can I support Education at Illinois?
Gift size is a decision each donor makes. Making a gift, regardless of size, sends a message of support to the College of Education and helps us to increase the percentage of alumni who give.

How do I get my IRS tax receipt?
Tax receipts are generally mailed to you within a week of receiving your donation.

Who should I call if I have more questions about giving to Education?
For more information, please contact the Office of Advancement at advancement@education.illinois.edu or (217) 244-7228. View our Office of Advancement home page for individual staff members' contact information. 

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