Plan Your Gift

Unrestricted Gifts

Unrestricted gifts allow the college to address immediate priorities by providing critical resources for scholarships, student services, travel to conferences, technology upgrades and much more.

Recurring Gifts

Recurring credit or debit card gifts provide consistent monthly or annual support. Your gift is divided into manageable increments, allowing you to maximize the impact of your giving while avoiding a large, one-time expense.

Your credit or debit card will be charged in increments according to your instructions, and you can change or cancel at any time. A record of each gift will appear on your monthly bank or credit-card statement, and you will receive an annual statement by mail for tax purposes in the first quarter of each calendar year. It’s easy and secure and it cuts down on administrative costs and paper waste.

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Memorial and Honorific Gifts

Support for the College of Nursing is an especially thoughtful way to honor the memory of a loved one, recognize the legacy of a mentor or celebrate the accomplishments of friends, colleagues and family members. Memorial and honorific gifts can be unrestricted, enabling the College to address our greatest needs, or they may be designated to any department, program or fund.

When making a gift in memory or in honor of an individual, please provide the following:

  • Name of the gift fund (or area of research) you wish to fund
  • Name of individual to be memorialized or honored. Include class year if applicable.
  • Name and address to which any notification of gift should be sent

Employer Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that supplement their employees’ charitable donations. Check your company’s giving policy to see if they will match, double or even triple your initial gift. See a list of participating companies.

Eligible donors for a corporate matching gift may include:

  • A current, full-time or part-time employee
  • A retired employee
  • Spouse of an employee
  • Widow and/or widower of a former employee

Many matching gifts require that participants provide the Federal Tax ID # of the recipient organization when applying for a match. The Tax ID # for the University of Illinois Foundation is 37-6006007. The University of Illinois Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization exempt from federal income tax.

Planned Gifts

Planned giving allows to you to balance your personal finance and your charitable giving while achieving important tax benefits. Planned giving includes stock or mutual funds, wills and living trusts, charitable gift annuities, retirement plans, life insurance, real estate and more.

Learn how you can create a lasting legacy with a planned gift.