Few student athletes who attend the University of Illinois can afford to bear the cost of education at a premier university. By joining the I Legacy with a charitable bequest in your will or living trust, you can ensure that the University of Illinois will be able to offer student athletes a quality experience both on the playing field and in the classroom.
This meaningful act to create a lasting legacy can have little or no current financial impact on you and may result in the largest, most enduring one-time gift you ever make to the school. Planned gifts provide substantial support for future use and represent a growing source of funding for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Recently, Charlie Finn shared the single most important consideration in his decision to make a planned gift to the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
"It's important to me to pay back the University of Illinois for my invaluable experience as part of the Varsity Illini football team because of the many life lessons that I learned." - Charlie Finn, '55
One of the most popular ways to leave a legacy is through a bequest in your will. Here are some sample bequest clauses.
"I/We bequeath ___*___ to the University of Illinois Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation located in the State of Illinois, to support the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign."
"I/We bequeath ___*___ to the University of Illinois Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation located in the State of Illinois, to support Student-Athlete Scholarships in the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign."
*Specific dollar amount, percentage of estate, or residue of estate. University of Illinois Foundation Tax ID number: 37-6006007
There are a variety of vehicles available to meet your philanthropic objectives that include special uses or a named endowment fund. For more information on planned giving options for Athletics, please contact Carrie Ummel at email@example.com or 217-244-3268.