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Opportunities for Giving

The Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences at Eastern Illinois University strives to maintain a high level of excellence by continually developing new programs and enhancing existing possibilities for faculty and students. Listed below are several opportunities to make a financial contribution in support of the College's educational goals. By working together, the educational community and the supporting societies of donors can create a bright future for Eastern students and graduates.

We especially recognize the contributions of our donors who have taken an active role in the university's success and given a portion of their resources to benefit the educational community by profiling a few of our donors: Helen Price, Lois Elliott, Jeffrey and Lila Scott, and Dr. Mary Lou Hubbard.

For more information about giving to the college, you may contact:

Office of University Development
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

217.581.3313 ; cddonsbach@eiu.edu

Annual Fund

Each year, the schools within the college raise funds to support academic programs, faculty development,and special needs of the college by soliciting our alumni through telephone and direct mailing efforts.These funds traditionally support the college's operations.

Special Gifts

These funds assist with special needs of the college. These gifts are usually sought during a campaign for a building, professorship, or other special project.

Ultimate Gift: Deferred Giving

Typically, these gifts are in the form of bequests, trusts, gift annuities, insurance policies, real estate, pension plans, and other accumulated assets. The assistance of a gift planning professional, attorney, banker, trustee, and financial planner may be needed in making these gifts. The Director of Development can provide valuable assistance in coordinating these professionals and insuring the intended use of the gift.

Don & Mary Gher


Ross McCullough