Important Year-End Giving Announcements

Oct 05, 2015 03:37 PM

The University of Illinois Foundation offices will be closed December 24, 25, and 26, 2014 and January 1, 2015 in observance of the holidays.

Online credit card gifts for calendar year 2014 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 2015 gifts.

Cash, checks, stock certificates or IRA distribution checks received after January 1, 2015 but postmarked by December 31, 2014 will still be processed as 2014 gifts. Electronic wires and securities transfers (gifts or IRA distributions) should be received by the Foundation account by 1:00 pm CST December 31, 2014. For securities delivery instructions or assistance, please contact the Foundation Cash Receipts Desk at (217) 244-0352 or

If you need any assistance in making a gift over the holidays, Foundation staff will be available December 22-23, December 29-31, and January 2. Phone messages left during December 24-26 will be returned December 29. Please call 217-333-0810 during open office hours or email us at and someone will be happy to assist you.