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How to Give

Uteg, Bob and MarilynAbove: 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 here.
    (You can always call our office; we’ll help you find what you want).
  • Once you find the fund, click on the donate button. You’ll be taken to an online giving page.

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

How to Learn More

  • Gift Officers
    We have on staff personnel specially trained to answer your questions about gifts and planning. Please feel free to call or email them.
  • The University of Illinois Foundation
    UIS partners with the Foundation to meet all your gift planning needs.


We welcome your inquiries. Please use the contact information below.

Kinds of Gifts

  • Annual Gifts
  • Planned Gifts
    • Assets
    • Charitable Gift Annuities
    • Closely Held Business Stock
    • Life Insurance
    • Pledges
    • Real Estate
    • Retirement-Plan Benefits
    • Tangible Personal Property
    • Wills and Bequests
  • Matched Gifts

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