Ways to Give

There are a number of flexible ways in which you can support our mission. Through annual giving, endowed gifts and deferred giving, we are excited to partner with you.

Annual giving

Annual gifts offer immediate support for a wide range of initiatives such as scholarships, student travel to professional conferences, graduate student research projects, special lectures and seminars, and much more. Gifts are usually used during the year in which they are received, making an instant impact on the lives of students and faculty. Membership in our Founders Circle annual giving society recognizes donors who make annual gifts of $500 or more.

Endowed gifts

Endowments are perhaps the most influential investments in higher education, creating self-renewing, living legacies that span generations. In an endowment fund, the principal is invested in perpetuity and only a portion of the investment’s earnings is spent. The rest of the earnings are channeled back into the fund, so the endowment grows over time. Funds can be established with a minimum gift of $25,000, paid in a lump sum or over a multi-year period. When you create an endowed fund, it is established in your name or the name of a person or organization you wish to honor.

Deferred giving

Many individuals want to make a meaningful difference by supporting the college, but find it difficult during their lifetime. You can make an impact in the future by including the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences in your estate plan, by funding a charitable gift annuity, or by choosing another deferred giving option. A deferred gift to the college is a long-term and long-lasting investment in the future. Membership in our Legacy Society recognizes donors who make a deferred gift to the college.

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Keenan Cutsforth, Assistant Dean for Advancement

I am excited to serve our alumni and donors, and look forward to facilitating your philanthropic support of the college, its departments, people and initiatives. Whether funding student scholarships or travel awards, faculty research or recruitment, your contributions have a meaningful and profound impact. Please contact me today to learn more about how you can support the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences.

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