Types of Gifts
Also known as “outright gifts”, current gifts provide immediate financial benefits to the University.
Donations supporting need- and merit-based scholarships enrich the University of Illinois by attracting outstanding students with diverse talents and experiences.
Professorships allow the University to build a thriving intellectual community by attracting promising scholars from around the world early in their careers.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that supplement their employees’ charitable donations.
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.
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.