Ways to Give


You can make a financial gift to the University of Iowa, often while realizing tax benefits. No matter how—or how much—you give, you are supporting student scholarships, breakthrough discoveries, world-class health care, and more.

To make a gift, visit givetoiowa.org. For more information, call 800-648-6973 or email uiowa@foriowa.org.

Online Giving

Make a gift to your University of Iowa area of choice securely and conveniently online.

Matching Gifts

Multiply your generosity through your employer's matching gift program. Use the search to learn if your company will match gifts made to the University of Iowa.

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 immediately impact your favorite university program and also create an instant income tax deduction for you, based on the assets’ current value.

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

For Gifts of

  • Appreciated Stock
  • Mutual Fund Shares
  • Paper Certificate

Please contact Laura Elliott, special gifts administrator, at 319-467-3469 or laura.elliott@foriowa.org. If you prefer, you can also complete these forms as applicable:

Planned Giving

Planned giving can maximize your support for the University of Iowa while helping you meet your philanthropic and financial goals.

For more information, contact Susan Hagan at 319-467-3696 or susan.hagan@foriowa.org.

Corporate and Foundation Relations

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

For more information, contact Kelly Drowne at 319-467-3615 or kelly.drowne@foriowa.org.

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 host a benefit for University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, review its guidelines for third-party events. For information about events that support other areas of campus, please contact Dusti Cermak at 319-467-3729 or email dusti.cermak@foriowa.org.

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Now is the time to amplify our efforts toward diversity, equity, and inclusion. Universities have the opportunity, and the obligation, to work toward racial justice and social equality. The tragic killing of George Floyd has awakened white Americans to what our Black and Brown citizens have known and experienced for centuries. Racial disparities and police violence are at the forefront of our thoughts and require our action, and I intend to ensure that the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, Iowa's organization for alumni and friends, is a positive part of moving toward a more just community. I know that by relying on our vast knowledge and resource base at the university and engaging our global alumni community, we can make positive change. Two years ago, the University of Iowa shared an updated diversity, equity, and inclusion action plan outlining four goals: to create an inclusive and equitable campus environment; recruit, retain, and advance a diverse campus community of faculty, staff, and students; integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into the university's core academic mission; and enhance campus-wide accountability, effectiveness, and collaboration. We have made much progress; however, in the wake of recent events, we must amplify the urgency of our efforts. We want to engage you, our alumni and friends, as we work toward systemic change. How can we help our greater university community learn more about these important issues and effect change? Please share your suggestions on our communications, events, and programming with me. The UI Center for Advancement recently convened a meeting with UI Provost Montserrat Fuentes and UI College of Nursing Dean Julie Zerwic?a co-chair of Iowa's diversity, equity and inclusion Path Forward work group?and the leadership of two of our alumni groups: the Iowa Black Alumni Association and Iowa Black Alumni Network. We listened as Melita Pope Mitchell (97BA), and Orville?(67BS, 72MA)?and?Billie Townsend?(95MA), shared their love and loyalty for the UI, while also acknowledging their disappointment in the continued experience of injustices in the university community. Through their stories, we've learned how we can better understand the challenges our students, staff, and faculty face, and how we might address those challenges. Our discussions inspired me to reach out here, to not only reinforce our support for the Black community, but also initiate a greater discussion. This is a learning moment for me and for many of us, and our faculty are an important source of information on the history, economics, and politics of racial inequity. Our fall issue of Iowa Magazine will feature leading voices from campus sharing their perspectives on the movement for racial justice. We recently launched a virtual event series, "Chat from the Old Cap," and featured director of The Privilege Institute Eddie Moore Jr. (04PhD), who?shared his insights. For those who have asked how they could help financially, your?support?of the?Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?will further our work toward a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive campus environment for all. We also are reevaluating our programs and services to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all those we serve. If you have suggestions or recommendations for alumni programming, I hope to hear from you. Together, we can make a difference for our students, our communities, and the world. For Iowa, Lynette L. Marshall President and CEO The University of Iowa Center for Advancement Please reach out to me at president@foriowa.org

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