Faculty/Staff Giving

The University of Iowa's most important stakeholders are the dedicated people who work here. You understand the value of the work being done on this campus better than anyone. By giving of yourself every day through your work, you make the UI a remarkable institution. When you give back to the university financially, you demonstrate—to students and their parents, alumni, friends, donors, corporations and foundations, public officials, and others—that UI faculty and staff believe in the UI's mission and the impact of higher education.
In fiscal year 2019, more than 2,600 UI faculty and staff members gave back to the UI areas they're passionate about. Whether it's scholarships so students can devote more time to their academic endeavors, a specific school or program that benefits a community you care about, research that's leading to breakthrough discoveries, or a robust athletic program or library collection—your decision to financially support Iowa makes a difference.
We hope you will continue to annually support the UI causes you believe in.

Ways to Give

Online Giving

Give a one-time gift or as an ongoing or fixed pledge.

Payroll Deduction

Complete a payroll deduction form and have your gift automatically deducted from your paycheck one time or as a monthly ongoing or fixed pledge.


Give to one of our crowdfunding campaigns via the GOLDrush site. Crowdfunding campaigns are run by UI faculty, staff, and students.


Complete an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form and have your gift automatically deducted from your bank account as a monthly ongoing pledge.
*If you prefer to mail your gift, complete the Faculty/Staff contribution form with your check (instructions and address provided on the form).


You can give to any UI area(s) or program(s), including to the colleges and departments where you work. To find a specific fund, visit the Areas to Support page.
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement is a 501(c)(3) organization and the preferred channel for private contributions that benefit all areas of the University of Iowa. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes.
You can find basic information about your options for planned giving on our website: uifoundation.planningyourlegacy.org. If you have questions about including the university in your long-term plans, or would like to let us know about a bequest, please call 319-335-3305 and ask for Susan Hagan or another member of our Planned Giving team.

Why I Give