Giving

Support Urban Education

Help us make good on the promise of public education by supporting the College of Education today.

Support Urban Education

Help us make good on the promise of public education by supporting the College of Education today.

Support Urban Education

Help us make good on the promise of public education by supporting the College of Education today.

Support Urban Education

Help us make good on the promise of public education by supporting the College of Education today.

Support Urban Education

Help us make good on the promise of public education by supporting the College of Education today.

Support Urban Education

Help us make good on the promise of public education by supporting the College of Education today.

Ways to Give

You may make your gift to the College of Education in one of several ways:

  • Give online
  • Mail your check
  • Securities gift
  • Use electronic funds transfer (EFT)
  • Payroll deduction

Does your company offer matching gifts? Check University of Illinois Foundation database to find out

Questions? E-mail Edward Briscoe at ebriscoe@uic.edu or call (312) 996-8032.

Give Online

Online giving is easy, secure and fast! Once you select your choice of fund to support here, you will be connected to the University of Illinois Foundation secure online giving system. The transaction process is encrypted so you can safely support any of the listed College of Education funds and help us save time, reduce paperwork and eliminate postage.

You may either make a one-time gift or set up recurring payments online using your credit card. 

If you already have a recurring charge and would like to change your preferences, we can:

  • Adjust your payment amount
  • Change your payment frequency
  • Switch to a different designated fund
  • Update your credit card information
  • Cancel your credit card in case of loss or theft

Questions? E-mail Edward Briscoe at ebriscoe@uic.edu or call (312) 996-8032.

For the security of your gift, we cannot accept credit card information via email or fax.

Mail your check

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: 
Office of Development
UIC College of Education
1040 West Harrison Street, MC 147
Chicago, IL 60607

Questions? E-mail Edward Briscoe at ebriscoe@uic.edu or call (312) 996-8032.

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

Securities Gifts

To make a gift of publicly traded stocks or mutual funds via electronic transfer, please contact the Foundation Cash Receipts Department for delivery instructions at cashdesk@uif.uillinois.edu or (217) 244-0352. 

The Foundation does not publish the delivery instructions in an effort to insure proper identification of the donor transferring the gift; verify the name of the securities and appropriate number of shares to be received; and the designation of the gift prior to the transfer.  

For mailing physical certificates, please send the certificate and stock power separately (for security purposes) to:

University of Illinois Foundation
Attn: Todd Warnes, Cash Desk
1305 West Green Street, MC-386
Urbana, IL 61801

Be sure to identify UIC College of Education and your designated fund in all communication with the University of Illinois Foundation.

Questions? E-mail Edward Briscoe at ebriscoe@uic.edu or call (312) 996-8032.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

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, and 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.

Either fax the Authorization Form to (217) 333-5577 or mail it to:

University of Illinois Foundation
1305 West Green Street, MC-386
Urbana, IL 61801

Be sure to identify UIC College of Education and your designated fund in all communication with the University of Illinois Foundation.

Questions? E-mail Edward Briscoe at ebriscoe@uic.edu or call (312) 996-8032.

Payroll Deduction

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 Card to the University of Illinois Foundation.

Either fax the Authorization Form to (217) 333-5577 or mail it to: 

University of Illinois Foundation
1305 West Green Street, MC-386
Urbana, IL 61801

Be sure to identify UIC College of Education and your designated fund in all communication with the University of Illinois Foundation.

Questions? E-mail Edward Briscoe at ebriscoe@uic.edu or call (312) 996-8032.

Planned Giving

Gift Planning

Giving options provide exceptional planning strategies and flexibility and may minimize tax implications.

  • Reduce your income taxes
  • Avoid capital-gain tax
  • Increase your spendable income
  • Retain payments for life
  • Achieve no-cost, worry-free asset management

Types of Giving Include:

Gifts by Will

Through various types of bequests for the University of Illinois Foundation, 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 the College of Education for years to come. Read more

Gifts That Pay You Income

Do you want to support the College of Education 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 the College of Education with vital long-term resources. Read more

The Charitable Lead Trust

Transferring property to the College of Education 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 College of Education, you may wish to consider creating a charitable lead trust. Read more

Gifts from Retirement Plans

You may consider using retirement-plan benefits to make a significant gift that will support the College of Education. 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. Read more

Gifts of Assets

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

Visit the University of Illinois Foundation Gift Planning page for more information and a list of resources.

Questions? E-mail Edward Briscoe at ebriscoe@uic.edu or call (312) 996-8032.

Our Goal: Impact 500,000 Lives in 10 Years

The challenges facing public education in the United States have never been starker. And the cries to reverse these statistics have never been louder:

50 PERCENT

Students living in poverty in the U.S.

1.17 MILLION

Homeless students in the U.S.

47,490 CPS STUDENTS

Impacted by school closures in 2013, 80% of whom are African American.

110 PERCENT

Increase in diagnoses of autism in Latino children.

91 PERCENT

Increase in diagnoses of autism in African American children.

At the UIC College of Education, we believe addressing these challenges is more than a moral imperative. It is our calling. We do not seek to rehash urban students’ under-achievement, their under-performance, their under-representation. We are the leaders in crafting the solutions to ensure urban children do not surrender their life chances before they discover their life choices.

Embedded in high-needs neighborhood schools, with faculty leading research generating the newest curriculum ideas and school leadership techniques reshaping urban schools nationwide, we are pushing to impact 500,000 children’s lives in ten years. Help us by joining our challenge. Only with your continued support can we realize our ambitious goal.