How To Make A Gift

Members are welcome to make I FUND contribution at any point throughout the year. However, if you have interest in securing benefits listed throughout this website, please consider making your annual I FUND contribution by April 1.

Ways Of Giving


MAIL: Print and fill out this form and return to:

University of Illinois Foundation/I FUND
PO Box 3429
Champaign, IL 61826-3429

PHONE: Champaign Office: (217) 333-6595
Chicago Office: (312) 575-7850

IN PERSON: University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics
Office of Athletics Development
Bielfeldt Athletics Administration Building (1st Floor)
1700 South Fourth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
*Complimentary parking available on the west side of Bielfeldt Administration Building
*Office Hours Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm


CREDIT CARD: American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa

CHECK: Made payable to the I FUND

EFT: Members may complete the electronic funds transfer form and have their contribution deducted monthly/quarterly from their checking or savings account.


Members can increase their I FUND giving level by submitting a matching gift form from your employer.


Donated services or items are accepted based upon University approval.


Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, are accepted in partnership with the University of Illinois Foundation.

With the stock market on the rise, a great way to make a gift is to exercise appreciated stock. 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 or 217-244-0352. The Foundation does not publish the delivery instructions in an effort to ensure 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


Members submitting contributions from private foundations, donor advised funds or IRA rollovers may only be applied to an Illinois Athletics 100% deductible fund. Therefore, gifts from those sources will earn priority points but will not be applied to I FUND annual giving levels.


UIECU will make a $100 donation to the I FUND for each successful application in the applicant's name. Current I FUND members will have a $100 gift made towards their account and priority points.

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