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Ways to Give
A robust culture of giving is the cornerstone of any academic institution. Government funding comes and goes, grant funding is always in flux, and the economic downturns make planning for the future of the college difficult at best.
That is why we rely on the generosity of our alums and friends.
You know the value of a UIC College of Pharmacy education.
You know where it can take you, and what it means in the marketplace.
You know what invaluable skills and wisdom are imparted here everyday.
That is why we ask you to consider giving back to the UIC College of Pharmacy today. And now we've made it easier than ever to consider your options. Below we've outlined the most common ways people make gifts to the college. Click on any of the links below to learn more, or, if you're ready to give now, click the Donate Online button.
Gifts to the Annual Fund at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy provides financial support that stretches across the board to provide the highest resources for our students and faculty. Contributions are used to sustain academic programs, scholarships, recruitment expenses, facility renewal, and basic science research and equipment. Unrestricted gifts allow the COP to address immediate priorities by providing critical resources for scholarships, student services, travel to conferences, technology upgrades … and much more.
Recurring credit or debit card gifts provide consistent monthly or annual support. Your gift is divided into manageable increments, allowing you to maximize the impact of your giving while avoiding a large, one-time expense.
Your credit or debit card will be charged in increments according to your instructions, and you can change or cancel at any time. A record of each gift will appear on your monthly bank or credit-card statement, and you will receive an annual statement by mail for tax purposes in the first quarter of each calendar year. It's easy and secure and it cuts down on administrative costs and paper waste.
Support for the College of Pharmacy is an especially thoughtful way to honor the memory of a loved one, recognize the legacy of a mentor or celebrate the accomplishments of friends, colleagues and family members. Memorial and honorific gifts can be unrestricted, enabling the College to address our greatest needs, or they may be designated to any department, program or fund.
When making a gift in memory or in honor of an individual, please provide the following:
- Name of the gift fund (or area of research) you wish to fund
- Name of individual to be memorialized or honored. Include class year if applicable.
- Name and address to which any notification of gift should be sent
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that supplement their employees’ charitable donations. Check your company’s giving policy to see if they will match, double or even triple your initial gift. See a list of participating companies.
Eligible donors for a corporate matching gift may include:
- A current, full-time or part-time employee
- A retired employee
- Spouse of an employee
- Widow and/or widower of a former employee
Many matching gifts require that participants provide the Federal Tax ID # of the recipient organization when applying for a match. The Tax ID # for the University of Illinois Foundation is 37-6006007. The University of Illinois Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization exempt from federal income tax.
Leadership gifts are crucial to building a stronger college and to supporting the future of Pharmacy leadership. A gift of $1,000 or more automatically adds a donor to the college's Mortar and Pestle Society. M & P donors show that they understand the value of investing in our students and COP initiatives with their annual leadership gifts of $1,000 or more.
Members will have the opportunity to interact with COP leaders and other supporters who share their excitement and commitment to our vision. Mortar and Pestle members engage with the COP through:
- Exclusive annual donor events hosted by the dean
- Special invitations to signature College of Pharmacy and UIC events
- Annual honor roll recognition in the COP’s alumni magazine, the UIC Pharmacist.
Our recurring giving program allows you to make your contributions at a leadership level because your gift is divided into manageable monthly increments. For example, a monthly gift of $83.33 allows you to make your yearly contribution at the Dean’ Circle level and be recognized as a leadership contributor.
Planned giving allows to you to balance your personal finance and your charitable giving while achieving important tax benefits. Planned giving includes stock or mutual funds, wills and living trusts, charitable gift annuities, retirement plans, life insurance, real estate and more.
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