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.

Appreciated Securities

Gifts of marketable stock 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.

It is important that you notify the UI Center for Advancement before making a gift of securities. Without this notice, gifts of securities may be transferred to the Center with the identity of the donor as unknown, even when you or your financial advisor have included that information in the transfer.

For Gifts of Appreciated Stock

For a gift of appreciated stock, please contact Laura Elliott, Special Gifts Administrator, at 319-467-3469, or via email at laura.elliott@foriowa.org. If you prefer, you can complete the Appreciated Stock Information Form. You will then be provided our DTC instructions for the transfer.

For Gifts of Mutual Fund Shares

For a gift of mutual fund shares, please contact Laura Elliott, Special Gifts Administrator, at 319-467-3469, or via email at laura.elliott@foriowa.org. If you prefer, you can complete the Mutual Fund Shares Information Form. We can then provide specific instructions for the mutual fund shares you plan to gift.

When you hold a paper certificate

If you hold the stock certificate(s) yourself, please contact Laura Elliott, Special Gifts Administrator, at 319-467-3469, or by email at laura.elliott@foriowa.org for instructions on how to gift a paper certificate.

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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