Ways to Give


Below are some of the most common ways you can support the University of Iowa area(s) of your choice, often while realizing tax benefits. No matter how – or how much – you give, you help change the lives of our students, our community, and the world. For more information about giving, visit givetoiowa.org or contact the UI Center for Advancement at 800-648-6973 or uiowa@foriowa.org.
Online Giving

Visit givetoiowa.org for secure online giving to your area of choice at the UI.

Matching Gifts

Multiply your generosity through your employer’s matching gift program. Use the search below to find out if your company will match gifts to the UI.

Company Name

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift or after you make an online gift.

Stock Gifts

Gifts of marketable stocks or mutual fund shares that have appreciated (increased in value) can have an immediate impact on your favorite UI program—and also create an immediate income tax deduction for you, based on the assets’ current value.

Appreciated Securities

It is important that you notify the UI Center for Advancement before making a gift of securities. Without such notice, gifts of stocks may be transferred to the center with the identity of the donor unknown, making proper credit and timely acknowledgement extremely difficult. Please complete the appreciated securities information form, and you will be provided with Depository Trust Company (DTC) information, including delivery instructions for your banker/broker.

If you hold the stock certificate(s) yourself, mail it and a completed Stock Power Form, in separate envelopes but on the same day, to:

University of Iowa Center for Advancement
Attn: Finance Dept.
P.O. Box 4550
Iowa City, IA 52244-4550

We suggest you send the stock certificate by certified mail. Please include your completed contribution form or a note indicating the designation of the gift in one of the envelopes.

If the stock is registered in more than one name, each person must sign the stock power form(s). Sign only your name(s) as it appears on the stock certificate(s). If you are giving more than one type of stock, send a stock power form for each stock. The stock power form(s) must be signed in the presence of someone who will affix a Medallion Signature Guarantee. This service is usually offered at a bank, brokerage firm, or similar financial institution.

Stock power forms are available at most banks or may be printed from this site. If you would like to have one mailed or faxed to you, contact the finance department, at 319-335-3305, or send us an e-mail.

Mutual Funds

It is possible to make a gift using shares of mutual funds — if you plan ahead.

The benefits are similar to making a gift of appreciated securities, but you should allow four to six weeks for the transaction to be processed. If you are planning on making a year-end gift, we recommend you start the process as early as November.

Please provide your information to us, and we will contact you with instructions on how to gift your shares of a mutual fund.

Planned Giving

Planned giving can maximize your support for the UI while helping you meet your philanthropic and financial goals. Learn more.

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Corporate partners and foundations play a vital role at the UI—from developing a pipeline for hiring talented students and alumni, to supporting cutting-edge research and programs, to working as partners in creating experiential-learning opportunities. Learn more.

Fundraising Events

If you’re interested in hosting a fundraising event for the University of Iowa, no effort is too small; events of all sizes help change lives at Iowa. To learn more about hosting and planning a benefit for University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, please review their guidelines for hosting third-party events. For information about events that support other areas of campus, please contact Dusti Cermak at dusti.cermak@foriowa.orgor at 319-467-3729.

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