You can donate to the University of Iowa, often with tax benefits. No matter how—or how much—you give, you are supporting student scholarships, breakthrough discoveries, world-class health care, and more.
There are several ways for you to donate to the University of Iowa right now.
Make a gift to the University of Iowa at the click of your mouse or tap of your finger. This is a secure and convenient process that helps you support the UI areas you care about most.
You can also make multi-year pledge commitments and establish ongoing, recurring gifts when you donate online.
To give by phone, call 800-648-6973.
You can mail a check to the University of Iowa Center for Advancement at P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244-4550. Please make the check payable to the University of Iowa Center for Advancement and include the fund name in the memo.
EFT is a system of transferring money from your bank account directly to the UI Center for Advancement. You can initiate a monthly EFT donation by completing the EFT form and returning it to the UI Center for Advancement with a voided check.
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.
Please note: The State University of Iowa Foundation is the legal name for the University of Iowa Center for Advancement and may be noted as that with your employer.
If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send the form completed and signed with your gift, by mail, to P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244-4550, or email the form to email@example.com after you make an online donation.
Employees of the University of Iowa have the option to give by payroll deduction, among other methods. Learn more by visiting the faculty and staff giving page.
You can work with your financial adviser, attorney, or fiduciary to make a gift to the University of Iowa. Learn more about these and other ways to give by visiting our planned giving website.
You may need to provide the following information to your financial institution:
Planned giving, using wills and living trusts, can maximize your support for Iowa while helping you meet your philanthropic and financial goals. For next steps, please contact Susan Hagan at 319-467-3696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donors may direct funds from a donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account. This gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to the university and other qualified charities. Learn more about donor advised funds and how they can impact Iowa.
To submit a donation using your donor advised fund, you’ll need to include the following:
Donors who are at least 70 1/2 years old may direct charitable donations from their IRA to the University of Iowa without having to report the distribution as taxable income. View FAQs and learn more about how IRAs can impact Iowa.
Gifts of appreciated securities, like marketable stock or mutual fund shares that have increased in value, can immediately impact your favorite university program and create an instant income tax deduction for you based on the assets' current value. You can avoid all capital gains tax on the appreciation.
Learn more about gifts of appreciated securities and how they can impact Iowa. You may also contact Laura Elliott at 319-467-3469 or email email@example.com.
It is important that you contact the University of Iowa Center for Advancement to provide notice of your gift and receive the correct transfer instructions.
If you're interested in fundraising for the University of Iowa, no effort is too small. Below are a few ways you can raise money for the areas you care about most.
GOLDrush is the University of Iowa's crowdfunding program. It offers faculty, staff, student groups, and alumni and friends a digital platform to fundraise for university programs and initiatives.
To host a fundraiser for the University of Iowa or UI Health Care (including UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital), review these guidelines for hosting community fundraising events and submit your proposal.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are asking for donations to honor a loved one, please use the following language to instruct people who would like to make a gift in memory. You may also include this information in an obituary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in support of ___(designation)___ to the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244-4550. On the memo line or on a note attached, please indicate "Gift in memory of __(name)___." Credit card gifts may be made at givetoiowa.org.