News Release

Important 2015 Year-End Giving Announcements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

University of Illinois Foundation

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 9:00:00 CST

The University of Illinois Foundation offices will be closed December 24, 25, and 31, 2015 and January 1, 2016 in observance of the holidays.

Online credit card gifts for calendar year 2015 may be received via the secure UIF giving website until 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31. In accordance with IRS guidelines, the gift date is the charge date, so any credit card gifts sent via U.S. mail and received after December 31 or online credit card gifts received after 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31 will be posted as calendar year 2016 gifts.

Cash, checks, stock certificates or IRA distribution checks received after January 1, 2016 but postmarked by December 31, 2015 will still be processed as 2015 gifts. Electronic wires and securities transfers (gifts or IRA distributions) should be received by the Foundation account by 1:00 pm December 31, 2015. For securities delivery instructions or assistance, please contact the Foundation Cash Receipts Desk at (217) 244-0352 or cashdesk@uif.uillinois.edu.

If you need any assistance in making a gift over the holidays, Foundation staff will be available December 21–23 and December 28–30. Limited staff will be available on December 31 via email, cashdesk@uif.uillinois.edu or phone, 217-333-0810. Phone messages left between December 24–25 will be returned the week of December 28. Please call 217-333-0810 during open office hours or email us at cashdesk@uif.uillinois.edu and someone will be happy to assist you.