Ways to Make a Gift to UIS

Give Online

Learn how to give online and how to search for available gift funds.

Payroll Deduction

If you are a UIS faculty or staff member, you can give conveniently through a payroll deduction.

Give In Person

Make your gift in person at UIS, in the Division of Advancement (PAC 591), during open office hours.

Mail in a Check

Learn how to mail in a check and what steps to take to make sure it is going to the right fund.

Submit an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Request

Learn more about submitting an EFT request.

Kinds of Gifts

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Annual 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 or gifts to scholarship funds.

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Planned Gifts

Planned Gifts include bequests, charitable gift annuities, gifts of insurance and others. These generally involve meeting with one of our gift officers (listed below with the units they represent). With a planned gift, you can often set up your own fund, name it and decide how your contributions will be used.

Visit the University of Illinois Foundation Gift Plans website for more information about planned gifts. You also can learn about Estate Giving or Bequests.

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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.


For additional information about specific gifts or funds, contact the Division of Advancement.