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Give Your Way

Interested in supporting graduate students but prefer options other than online giving? We welcome your support and encourage you to choose the best option for you! Please visit the University of Illinois Foundation website for details on how to make a donation in these ways:

  • Mail Your Check
  • Send Credit Card Info by Mail
  • Use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
  • Payroll Deduction

Leaving a Legacy—Gift Options

If you have a philanthropic heart and are one of the wonderful individuals who would like to provide a gift of significant impact to graduate education on this campus, there are many ways you can give.

Current Use

We welcome gifts of any size and encourage you to consider giving $2,017 or more. Your gift can be made with a quick and easy one time gift or made in installments.


Create an endowed fund that will generate yearly income but maintain an intact principal. Consider endowing a fellowship, scholarship or travel fund.

Planned Gift

Perhaps you’d like to think ahead and create a planned gift such as a bequest or charitable trust. We have the experts to help you figure out what will work best for you and your family.

We welcome your interest and look forward to connecting with you by phone, email or in person to discuss your vision and our most urgent needs.

Thank you for your interest in supporting Illinois graduate students!

Put Your Job to Work with a Matching Gift

More than 7,500 employers will match employees’ contributions to the University of Illinois. Search for participating companies or contact your Human Resources Department to find out if your company matches gifts. Your company may match, double or even triple your initial gift.

You receive recognition for the entire gift, both your contribution and the company match. Eligible donors for a corporate matching gift may include retired employees, spouses of employees, or widows and widowers of former employees, depending on the corporation's giving policy. Just request and complete the matching gift form from your firm's human resources office. Mail it to the University of Illinois Foundation and they'll do the rest.

Questions? Call the University of Illinois Foundation at 217-333-6286.