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Ways to Give

Give Online Heading link

When you use our online giving system, you help us save time, reduce paperwork and eliminate postage. The transaction process is encrypted, so you can safely and securely support any of our campuses, colleges, units or programs. You may either make a one-time gift or set up recurring payments online using your credit card.

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Please make gifts by check or money order payable to the “University of Illinois Foundation” and include a short note (or memo on your check) stating the purpose or designation of your gift. Your gift to Rockford Medicine will be processed and receipted by our fundraising partner, the University of Illinois Foundation. For the security of your gift, please do not send cash.

Mail to:

University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
Attn: Director of Development
1601 Parkview Avenue
Rockford, IL 61107

Gifts of Securities Heading link

The College of Medicine welcomes gifts of stock, bonds, mutual funds and other appreciated securities. Gifts of appreciated securities may provide immediate assistance to us, as gifts of cash do, or may be made as part of our planned giving program to benefit the long-term needs of the College.

Some benefits of gifts of appreciated securities:

  • You avoid capital gains tax. Gains are taxable if you sell stock or mutual fund shares, but not if you transfer ownership to the University.
  • Your charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes is based on the full, fair-market value of the shares on the date the gift is made.
  • You receive credit from the University of Illinois for the full fair-market value of the shares, but the cost to you is your original purchase price.

These gifts require special planning and consultation with your professional financial advisor, as well as University of Illinois Foundation staff. To make a gift of stock, please contact the Office of Medical Advancement at the College of Medicine Rockford at 815-395-5806 or the Foundation at 217-333-0810.

Matching Gifts Heading link

Double or even triple your impact!

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made to the University by their employees, retirees, and/or spouses.

From student scholarships and technology upgrades to faculty support and innovative research, your generosity makes a powerful impact on the College — and on the world.

To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please search the University of Illinois Foundation’s database. If your company is in our database, you may be able to access the forms/process needed directly through this search as well.

The University of Illinois Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization with EIN 37-6006007.

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Consider a planned gift when you think about how to support the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford currently or how to leave a lasting legacy at the College. Learn more about planned giving options available to you.

Planned Giving Options

Just as there are many ways your support can enhance the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford, there are a variety of giving methods that will help you align your financial and philanthropic goals. We can work with you and your advisors to develop a giving plan that best fits your objectives.

Charitable giving decisions involve careful consideration of assets to be transferred and instruments used to make gifts. We invite you to review the information below to learn some common planned gift methods. (Please note that the University of Illinois Foundation and the College encourage all donors to consult with their personal tax, financial and/or legal advisors to discuss the implications associated with their decisions. This material on this site and associated links is intended to be used only for informational purposes.) Regardless of which method you choose though, please note that all gifts should be made to the University of Illinois Foundation for the benefit of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford.

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