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How To Give

Cash or Wire Transfer

For information on how to cash transfer by wire, call the University of Illinois Foundation at (217) 333-0810 or email uif@uif.uillinois.edu.

Credit Card

Make your gift online through our secure giving page. You may also contact us directly to answer any questions by emailing alannert@illinois.edu.

Electronic Funds Transfer

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is a secure way to deliver your gifts directly and automatically from your bank to the University of Illinois Foundation. As with online giving, EFT donations allow us to minimize administrative expenses.

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 make your gifts via EFT, simply download, complete and return the EFT Authorization Form to the University of Illinois Foundation.

You may fax the form to (217) 333-5577 or mail to:

University of Illinois Foundation
1305 West Green Street, MC-386

Mail

Please make gifts by check or money order payable to the “University of Illinois Foundation.”

Please also include a short note (or memo on your check) stating the purpose or designation of your gift.

Mail to:
University of Illinois Foundation
P.O. Box 734500
Chicago, IL 60673-4500

For the security of your gift, please do not send cash.

Payroll Deductions

Payroll deduction is an easy way for University employees to make gifts directly and automatically from a paycheck. As with online giving and EFT, payroll deduction donations allow us to minimize administrative expenses.

When you make a payroll deduction gift, you may instruct the University to withhold a minimum contribution of $5 per month for a period of time (no less than 3 installments) or until you instruct us to discontinue the withholding.

To make your gifts via payroll deduction, simply download, complete and return the Payroll Deduction Authorization Form to the University of Illinois Foundation.

You may either fax the form to (217) 333-5577 or mail to:
University of Illinois Foundation
1305 West Green Street, MC-386
Urbana, IL 61801

Tax Benefits

Your gift may provide you with federal and state income tax benefits. Your state may also allow a credit or deduction.

The University of Illinois Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation separate from the University of Illinois and is a 501(c)(3) organization.

A copy of the University of Illinois Foundation’s current financial statement is available online or can be requested by calling the Foundation at (217) 333-0675.

Match Gifts

Company Matching Gifts

Your gift to Cancer Center at Illinois may be doubled, tripled, or possibly quadrupled through your company’s matching gift program! Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or their spouses. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer’s name in the database on the University of Illinois Foundation’s website.

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Recurring Gifts

One of the best ways to support the Cancer Center at Illinois is through an annual gift. Your gift, regardless of size, makes a difference for our scientists and students.

With your ongoing annual support, we can continue our transformative cancer research and continue on as a global leader in engineering and technology.

Your gift can be may be made to a specific program. These funds are used to address critical priorities, such as seed grant funding, student scholarships, fellowships, and critical upgrades in technology and facilities.

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Planned Gifts

Leave a Legacy

The progression of cancer care depends on the generosity of dedicated individuals. As you reflect on your own legacy, consider the long-term impact you can have on the Cancer Center at Illinois through a planned gift. Planned gifts can help you take care of yourself and your loved ones while also meeting your philanthropic goals. By making a planned gift to the cancer center, your commitment is far more meaningful than you ever thought possible.

Gifts by Will

Through various types of bequests for the Cancer Center at Illinois, you may secure a charitable estate-tax deduction for the value of the gift. Best of all, you will know that your generosity will support cancer research for years to come.

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Gifts that Pay You Income

Do you want to support Cancer Center at Illinois but worry about having enough income for yourself and your loved ones? Life-income gifts, such as gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts, can provide donors with an income stream, significant tax savings, and the satisfaction of supplying cancer researchers with vital long-term resources.

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Charitable Lead Trust

Transferring property to the Cancer Center at Illinois and individuals you wish to benefit is not always an either/or proposition. With careful planning, you may be able to arrange your transfers to accomplish more than one objective. For example, if you have assets that are appreciating, children who may want to start a business in the future, and a desire to assist the cancer center, you may wish to consider creating a charitable lead trust.

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Gifts from Retirement Plans

You may consider using retirement-plan benefits to make a significant gift that will support the Cancer Center at Illinois. Because of the estate- and income-tax treatment of retirement-plan benefits, the cost of your gift to your estate and heirs is often relatively small.

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Gifts of Assets

The simplest way to support the Cancer Center at Illinois is through cash gifts. But creative gifts of assets can include stocks, bonds, and property (real estate and personal property such as artwork). These cannot only provide you with charitable deductions but can also offer additional tax savings.

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Please contact Amber Lannert, by email alannert@illinois.edu or by phone (217) 300-7175, if you are interested in learning more about planned giving.