Ways to Give


Use our secure online giving form to save time, reduce paperwork, and eliminate postage. The transaction process is encrypted, so you can safely and securely support any of our departments or programs. You may either make a one-time gift or set up recurring payments online using your credit card.



Please make gifts by check payable to the University of Illinois Foundation, indicating the purpose or fund designation of your gift in the memo field.

Mail your check to:

P.O. BOX 734500
CHICAGO, IL 60673-4500

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


Electronic Funds Transfer

EFT is a secure way to deliver your gifts directly and automatically from your bank to the University of Illinois Foundation for the benefit of the College of Dentistry. 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 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.


Payroll Deduction

Payroll deduction is an easy way for University employees to make gifts directly and automatically from a paycheck. To make your gifts via payroll deduction, simply download, complete the Payroll Deduction Authorization Card and mail to:

              Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs (MC 621)
              UIC College of Dentistry
              801 S. Paulina St.
              Chicago, IL 60612



To make a gift to the College of Dentistry 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.

Types of Gifts

Current Use/Unrestricted

Unrestricted funds are a very powerful form of private support because they allow the University to use them as it sees fit, where current (and often time sensitive) needs are greatest.

Unrestricted funds may be used for many kinds of assistance, including:

  • Student support
  • Faculty support
  • Research aid
  • Books, collections, and supplies purchases
  • Technological upgrades


Endowments make it possible for a gift to live on in perpetuity, preserving the principal and utilizing its earnings to support the intent of the fund. Endowments help fund faculty chairs and professorships, graduate fellowships, undergraduate scholarships, program support, visiting scholars/lectureships, research support, student internships, and more. An endowment can be created through an outright gift, through a bequest in a will, or through a life income gift such as a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust. Learn more about endowments on the University of Illinois Foundation website.

Planned Gifts

The UIC College of Dentistry is continually strengthened by the generosity of our dedicated alumni and friends. As you reflect on your own goals, we hope that you will also consider a planned gift to the University of Illinois Foundation (“UIF”) to benefit the College through your will, living trust, or retirement plan. There are also ways to structure a gift to provide a lifetime income stream to yourself and/or a loved one while receiving an immediate income tax deduction. We are happy to share customized illustrations for these types of arrangements at no cost or obligation.

For further information, please contact Associate Dean for Advancement Mark J. Valentino (312-413-7702 or mjv@uic.edu) or the University of Illinois Foundation Office of Gift Planning and Trust Services (217-244-0473 or gpinfo@uif.ullinois.edu). We also invite you to visit http://uic.giftplans.org/ to learn more.







Need more information about ways to give? 

Mark J. Valentino
Associate Dean for Advancement 
(312) 413-7702

Bruno J. Mancari
Director of Development
(312) 413-3554 

Ana Lisa Ogbac
Director of Donor Relations
(312) 996-0485

Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs (MC 621)
UIC College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60612

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Support the next generation of dental students.
Our students are learning and serving by caring for vulnerable and underserved people, in our city and around the globe. Your gift helps them make this critical impact while becoming experienced oral health professionals.