Give Your Way
Making a gift to Illinois online is easy and secure. You can make your gift at any time, day or night, by visiting our main page giving.illinois.edu.
The simplest and easiest way to make your gift is through credit card transactions, personal checks, cashier’s checks, or money orders made payable to the University of Illinois Foundation. We encourage you to print the gift form, specify amounts and the areas you wish to support, and include it along with your gift.
University of Illinois Foundation
P.O. Box 3429
Champaign, IL 61826-3429
Each year more than 100 student callers reach out to thousands of alumni and friends to ask them to pledge their support to the people and programs of Illinois. This experience gives our students the chance to develop skills in public relations, marketing, and customer service. Our student callers can update you on University life and current issues, as well as important priorities for the University. Best of all, they’re here to let you know how much we appreciate your contributions to the University of Illinois.
Personal Web Code
Some annual fund mailings and telemarketing reminders give you the option of using a personal web code to make your gift. They make giving even easier. If you have received a personal web code on a gift form in one of our mailings please visit giving.illinois.edu/yourgift/ to make your gift. If you have received a personal web code in an email or on a gift form in a mailing from telemarketing please visit giving.illinois.edu/yourpledge/ to fulfill your pledge.
Recurring Credit Card
When you make a gift online using your credit card, you have the option of splitting your gift into two or more payments or giving a fixed amount over a specified period of time. Charge date options are the 1st and 15th of each month. Simply go to our online giving page at giving.illinois.edu and enter your gift amount. You will be directed to a secure page where you can enter your credit card information and then choose if you would like to divide your gift payments over a designated period of time or on a recurring basis.
Electronic Fund Transfer
Through electronic transfer, Illinois offers you the opportunity to make a recurring or one-time gift without writing a check. Download an EFT authorization form or call 217.333.9174 to request an EFT Authorization Form.
Payroll Deduction (Illinois Faculty and Staff ONLY)
Payroll deduction is a convenient way to support Illinois if you work at the University of Illinois. Even a small amount taken from each pay period can add up to a very substantial and meaningful contribution. Download a payroll deduction form or call 217.333.9174 to request a payroll deduction form. Please note that it may take more than one pay period before your payroll deduction goes into effect.
You can also make a gift of publicly traded stocks or mutual funds. For electronic transfer of these gifts, please contact the UI Foundation Cash Receipts Department for delivery instructions at email@example.com or (217) 244-0352. For mailing physical certificates, please send the certificate and stock power separately (for security purposes) to: University of Illinois Foundation, Cash Desk, 1305 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801.
Once per Year
If you give to campus once per year, you now have the option to schedule the arrival of your solicitation letter. Tell us the month that you would like to receive it and we will send a letter with a gift form that includes designations based on your past gifts. You will not receive any other solicitation letters, calls or e-mails from any of our three campuses during the fiscal year. If you would like to join the “Once per Year” program, contact the Illinois Annual Fund office at 217-333-9174 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.