Methods of Giving

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Cash or Check
The most popular and preferred method of giving is an unrestricted cash contribution, which allows the Athletic Department to apply the funding where needs are the greatest. While immediate payment provides the most flexibility, we can establish a pledge schedule for donors who are unable to make an immediate gift.

Credit Cards
Perhaps the most convenient way to support Team Big Red is by using a Visa or MasterCard. Please be sure to list the card number and expiration date on the reply card. Make A Gift Now

Matching Gifts
Many companies throughout the country have programs that match the gifts of their employees to charitable institutions. This is a terrific way to double or even triple the impact of a gift without additional expense to you. Please check with your employer and mark the appropriate space on the reply card.

In-Kind Gifts
Although the primary needs of the Athletic Department are monetary, in certain instances, gifts of goods and/or services such as printing, office supplies and equipment, and transportation can greatly reduce budgeted expenditures. If you would like to explore the practicality of such a gift, please call (312) 355-0716 for more information.

Appreciated Securities
Gifts of appreciated stocks or bonds are another way to support your favorite team and receive a greater tax benefit than you would from an equivalent gift of cash.

Endowment Gifts
Establishing an endowment in your name or the name of a loved one is an excellent way to help ensure continued support for UIC Athletics. Endowment gifts are best invested with other monies to maximize return. Annually, funds are allocated to the Athletic Department to support the scholarship or program of your choice. For more information concerning gift levels for establishing an endowment, please call (312) 355-0716.

All donations should be mailed to:
University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Athletics
839 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608