How to Give

Uteg, Bob and Marilyn

Above: In 2014, UIS received a large bequest from Robert and Marilyn Uteg, half of which was an unrestricted gift, frequently referred to as the “most powerful gift” a university can receive. (Learn why at the link.)

Four Ways to Give

Send a check

  • Make the check payable to UIS/UIF (University of Illinois at Springfield/University of Illinois Foundation).
  • If you know the name of the fund you want to give to, write that on the comment line.
  • Include a note letting us know your intent.
  • Send to Office of Advancement, One University Plaza, MS PAC 591, Springfield, Illinois, 62703-5407

Complete a gift card

  • Download the card
  • Follow the instructions on the card and send it in with your check.

Give online

  • Look for a fund using the list of options here.
    (You can always call our office; we’ll help you find what you want).
  • Once you make your choice, you’ll be taken to a page with donate buttons.
  • Click on the donate button next to the fund you want, and you’ll be taken to an online giving page.

If you prefer to investigate what each fund supports, you can use this page to learn about each fund. You can also investigate by reading about programs at UIS and the funds that support each.

Bring us a gift in person

You’re welcome to bring your gift (cash or check) to the Public Affairs Center at UIS, Room 591–and then we have the pleasure of thanking you in person!

Kinds of Gifts

  • Annual Gifts have an immediate impact on the lives of students and faculty because they are usually used within the year they are received. They include gifts to the UIS Fund, any specific fund you choose (see Choose a Fund), or gifts to scholarship funds.
  • Planned Gifts include bequests, charitable gift annuities, gifts of insurance, and other gifts that generally involve meeting with one of our gift officers (listed below with the units they represent). Planned gifts are sometimes called “deferred gifts” because often the actual gift occurs at some point in the future.  With a planned gift you can often set up your own fund, name it and decide how your contributions can be used. Prepared with help from our gift officers; includes funds of your own designs or an unrestricted gift. You can find more information on planned giving at this University of Illinois Foundation webpage.
  • Matched Gifts: Many employers will match the donations their employees make to charitable organizations. You can use the University of Illinois Foundation’s Participating Companies database to determine if your gift qualifies.

Gift Officers

  • Athletics:
    Paul Kabbe, 217.206.8547, pkabb2@uis.edu
  • Brookens Library, College of Public Affairs and Administration
    Lynne Slightom, 217.206.7389, lynneslightom@uis.edu
  • Center for State Policy and Leadership, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Tom Turpin, 217.206.7070, tturpin@uis.edu
  • College of Business and Management, Corporate and Foundation Relations
    Laura Clark, 217.206.6059, clark.laura@uis.edu
  • WUIS/Illinois Issues
    Randy Eccles, 217.206.6516, reccl2@uis.edu
    Rachel Lattimore, 217.206.6094, rhase01s@uis.edu

 

Questions?

We welcome your inquiries. Please contact us.