Ways to Give

What type of gift fits your lifestyle today?  Are you ready to leave a legacy?

Current Use Gifts

Also known as “outright gifts”, current use gifts provide immediate financial benefits to the University. Contact the College of Business Advancement Office to begin.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that supplement their employees’ charitable donations.

Memorial/Tribute Gifts

Commemorative gifts are a thoughtful way to honor or memorialize a loved one while supporting a cause you believe in.


An endowment is a self-renewing resource that the University holds in perpetuity (forever) and does not spend. Instead, endowed gifts are invested.

Gift Planning

The Gift Planning section of the University of Illinois Foundation’s website is designed to help you evaluate your options with regard to how and what you donate.