Your gift to Illinois State University makes a difference. Private gifts aligned with your passion transform the educational experience of Illinois State's students, faculty, and staff.
Private gifts help enhance campus facilities, develop academic programs, provide student scholarships, and attract and retain talented faculty and staff. At Illinois State, more than 82 percent of students receive some type of financial aid, and we put more than $30 million in university funds into grants and scholarships each year.
Making a gift over the phone is easy. Call (309) 438-2294 with your credit card information and a representative will walk you through the process.
Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Central Time.
Telefund calling takes place all year, Sunday through Thursday, in the evenings. Student callers serve as an important link connecting Illinois State University to alumni, parents, and friends. During calls, they:
Student callers serve as an important link connecting Illinois State University to alumni, parents, and friends.
You may have not received a call because we are not calling your college at this time or we do not have the correct contact information on file. If you would like to receive a call from our student callers, update your information.
Make your check payable to the Illinois State University Foundation. Please tell us how to direct your gift using the check memo line or in a note and send to:Illinois State University Foundation
Please include our gift form with your check.
Illinois State University accepts electronic funds transfer (EFT) payments. Please start by downloading a copy of our EFT form.
Return the completed form with a voided check (not a deposit slip) or voided savings deposit slip for bank verification to:
Illinois State University Foundation
Campus Box 8000
Normal, IL 61790-8000
Call us (309) 438-2294 for further assistance.
To give a gift by wire transfer, first provide Illinois State University’s Foundation banking information to your financial institution. Then, notify the ISU Foundation by email or by fax at (309) 438-2858 prior to transferring any gift.
For further assistance, please call (309) 438-2294.
A little planning can make a big impact! We are excited to help you explore giving strategies that will allow you to make a difference at Illinois State University by making a gift within your overall estate or financial plans that achieves your philanthropic goals with the added value of potential tax benefits.
Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving once it has been held for a minimum of a year. There are many potential benefits. Information needed to initiate a stock transfer follows:
An IRA rollover gift is a way for you to support our cause today without impacting your checking or savings account balance. Gifts made from your IRA (up to $100,000 per year) are not reportable as taxable income. They also qualify for your required minimum distribution (RMD) which can lower your income and taxes. Contact your IRA plan administrator to learn their procedure for making a rollover gift to charity.
Make a gift go further with a matching gift!
Many companies offer programs that match charitable contributions from their employees, spouses, and sometimes even board members and retirees at rates as high as two-to-one or even three-to-one. Find out if your company has a matching gift program by searching for your employer.
The process is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
Send the completed form, including gift information, to:Illinois State University Foundation
A gift of any size is a thoughtful tribute to family, friends, colleagues, and mentors. To give a gift in memory or honor of someone, simply note the information in the online form; inform our phone representatives when calling; or write in In Honor or Memory of [First Name, Last Name] on checks. Please specify if your gift is made in honor of a special occasion.
Within 45 days of Illinois State receiving a gift in memory or honor of someone, a certificate of recognition is mailed to the honoree or surviving family (for honorees who have passed within the last year and a living designate has been identified). The certificate informs the individual or family:
For in honor/memory gifts requiring a more prompt delivery time to accommodate a special occasion, please email Stewardship@IllinoisState.edu.
Endowments are one of the best ways to create a lasting legacy at Illinois State University. Your endowed gift provides permanent support for the University. Each year a distribution, like dividends on a mutual fund account, is made to your chosen area of support. We can help identify your passion and walk you through the steps to get an endowment underway.
Employees are one of Illinois State University's greatest advocates. As a member of ISU's faculty and staff, you can support a personal cause at the University, while strengthening your workplace and community. We invite you to sign up for payroll deduction today.
Hatch ISU is a crowdfunding platform to help Illinois State faculty, staff and students secure funding so their ideas and passions can grow. Hatch ISU projects focus on our goal of gladly teaching and learning and allow us to showcase our unique and exciting projects and programs.