Support our vision for the future of education.

Your support ensures that we remain a leader in
education, research, and outreach. 

Annual Gifts

One of the best ways to support us is through a recurring annual gift. Your contribution, regardless of size, makes a difference for our students by nurturing achievement, fostering excellence, and training the next generation of educational leaders. Consistent alumni support helps us build upon our legacy of developing knowledge leaders and influencing policy to address the most pressing concerns in education.

With your ongoing annual support, we can continue to serve the needs of our students and undertake whatever challenges the future holds.

Your gift can be may be made to a specific initiative or outreach program. These funds are used to address the critical priorities of our college such as student scholarships and fellowships, upgrades in technology, instructional resources, and faculty support. 

Establish Your Legacy

Our continued excellence depends on the generosity of our dedicated alumni and friends. As you reflect on your own legacy, consider the long-term impact you can have on the College of Education through a planned gift. Planned gifts can help you take care of yourself and your loved ones while meeting your philanthropic goals. By making a planned gift to the college, your commitment is far more meaningful than you ever thought possible.

Gifts by Will

Through various types of bequests toward the College of Education, you may secure a charitable estate-tax deduction for the value of the gift. Best of all, you will know that your generosity will support the college for years to come.

Income Generating Gifts

Do you want to support the College of Education but worry about having enough income for yourself and your loved ones? Life-income gifts such as gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts can provide donors with an income stream, significant tax savings, and the satisfaction of supplying the College of Education with vital long-term resources.

Charitable Lead Trust

Transferring property to the College of Education and individuals you wish to benefit is not always an either/or proposition. With careful planning, you may be able to arrange your transfers to accomplish more than one objective. For example, if you have assets that are appreciating, children who might want to start a future business, or a general desire to assist the college, you may wish to consider creating a charitable lead trust.

Gifts from Retirement Plans

You may consider using retirement-plan benefits to make a significant gift that will support the College of Education. Because of the estate- and income-tax treatment of retirement-plan benefits, the cost of your gift to your estate and heirs is often relatively small.

Gifts of Assets

The simplest way to support the College of Education is through cash gifts. But creative asset gifts can include stocks, bonds, real estate and personal property such as artwork. This method of giving provides you with charitable deductions and offers additional tax savings.

Cash or Wire Transfer

For information on how to cash transfer by wire, call the University of Illinois Foundation at (217) 333-0810 or email uif@uif.uillinois.edu.

Credit Card

Make your gift online through our secure giving page. You may also contact us directly to answer any questions by emailing advancement@education.illinois.edu or call the Office of Advancement at (217) 244-7228.

Electronic Funds Transfer

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is a secure way to deliver your gifts directly and automatically from your bank to the University of Illinois Foundation. As with online giving, EFT donations allow us to minimize administrative expenses.

When you make an EFT gift, your bank disburses the funds automatically according to your instructions until you decide to stop. You may extend your contribution into installments over the entire year.

To make your gifts via EFT, simply download, complete and return the EFT Authorization Form to the University of Illinois Foundation.

You may fax the form to (217) 333-5577 or mail to:

University of Illinois Foundation
1305 West Green Street, MC-386

Mail

Please make gifts by check or money order payable to the "University of Illinois Foundation."

Please also include a short note (or memo on your check) stating the purpose or designation of your gift.

Mail to:
University of Illinois Foundation
1305 West Green Street, MC-386
Urbana, IL 61801

For the security of your gift, please do not send cash.

Payroll Deductions

Payroll deduction is an easy way for University employees to make gifts directly and automatically from a paycheck. As with online giving and EFT, payroll deduction donations allow us to minimize administrative expenses.

When you make a payroll deduction gift, you may instruct the University to withhold a minimum contribution of $5 per month for a period of time (no less than 3 installments) or until you instruct us to discontinue the withholding.

To make your gifts via payroll deduction, simply download, complete and return the Payroll Deduction Authorization Form to the University of Illinois Foundation.

You may either fax the form to (217) 333-5577 or mail to:
University of Illinois Foundation
1305 West Green Street, MC-386
Urbana, IL 61801

Tax Benefits

Your gift may provide you with federal and state income tax benefits. Your state may also allow a credit or deduction.

The University of Illinois Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation separate from the University of Illinois and is a 501(c)(3) organization.

A copy of the University of Illinois Foundation's current financial statement is available online or can be requested by calling the Foundation at (217) 333-0675.