Give a Gift to EIU

Convenience is key for our generous donors. Perhaps you prefer the ease of a university payroll deduction or online giving, but maybe chatting about your gift directly with a Director of Development is more appealing. No matter what, we're here to make the process easy for you.

Online Giving

Five minutes and an Internet connection are all it takes to give a gift to EIU. Our secure site provides numerous giving options; you can donate to a specific program, or allow the university to direct your gift as it sees fit.

If you are making your contribution by credit card, you can help the Foundation save the 2 percent credit card processing fee by making a voluntary, additional 2 percent contribution.

Gift Planning

When it comes to helping Eastern Illinois University prepare students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships, you can choose from many giving options besides simply writing a check. Whether you want to support our mission today or design a plan that benefits our students, faculty and programs after you're gone, you can feel good knowing that you are shaping the future of Eastern Illinois University. For more information on gift planning, click here.

EIU Employee Payroll Deductions

EIU employees may contribute through payroll deduction by printing out and filling in this form. Pledge cards are also available to download for employees wanting to give. Completed forms should be sent to Sandra Wheeler at 1137 Old Main. If you have further questions please contact Sandra Wheeler at skwheeler@eiu.edu or 217-581-6454.

Electronic Funds Transfer

Through EFT, you can spread the cost of your annual support over the course of a year by authorizing your bank to transfer to Eastern a predetermined monthly amount — it's as easy as printing and completing this form, and puts your gift to work right away!

Write a Check

Those wishing to make a gift in the form of a check can make it payable to the Eastern Illinois University Foundation. Checks can be mailed to the following address:

EIU Foundation
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

The Personal Touch

We are happy to discuss giving opportunities with donors directly. Contact the Office of University Development at 217-581-3313 or e-mail Karla Watson.

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