Ways to Make a Gift to UIS


Give Online

Give securely online to the fund of your choice. Visit giving.uis.edu to view a list of funds by College, Department, Program or Unit. Not sure where you want to give? Search available gift funds by visiting our Scholarship Funds page. You can also give via your Donor Advised Fund.


Mail in a check

Make the check payable to UIF/UIS (University of Illinois Foundation). Send the check along with a gift card to the Office of Advancement, University of Illinois Springfield, One University Plaza, MS PAC 591, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407. 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. Make the check payable to UIF/UIS (University of Illinois Foundation/University of Illinois Springfield).


Use payroll deduction

If you are a UIS faculty or staff member, you can give conveniently through a payroll deduction. Fill out the form and then email it to advancement@uis.edu.


Give in person

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


Submit an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Request

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is a secure way to deliver your gifts directly and automatically from your bank. When you make an EFT gift, your bank disburses the funds automatically according to your instructions until you decide to stop. You may extend your contribution into installments over the entire year. To set up your gift, download and complete an EFT authorization form. Send the completed form with a voided, unused check or deposit slip to the Division of Advancement, University of Illinois Springfield, One University Plaza, MS-PAC 591, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407.

Kinds of Gifts

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.

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

Matched Gifts

Many employers will match gift 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

For additional information about specific gifts or funds, contact the gift officer from that area below.


We welcome your inquiries! Email us at advancement@uis.edu.