Give a Gift to EIU

Convenience is key for our generous donors. Perhaps you prefer the ease of online giving or a university payroll deduction, but maybe chatting about your gift directly with a philanthropy officer is more appealing. No matter what, we're here to make the process easy for you.

Online Giving

Five minutes and an Internet connection are all it takes to give a gift to EIU. Our secure site provides numerous giving options; you can donate to a specific program, or allow the university to direct your gift as it sees fit.

If you are making your contribution by credit card, you can help the Foundation save the 2% credit card processing fee by making a voluntary, additional 2% contribution.

Gift Planning

When it comes to helping Eastern Illinois University prepare students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships, you can choose from many giving options besides simply writing a check. Whether you want to support our mission today or design a plan that benefits our students, faculty and programs after you're gone, you can feel good knowing that you are shaping the future of Eastern Illinois University. For more information on gift planning, click here.

Electronic Funds Transfer

Through EFT, you can spread the cost of your annual support over the course of a year by authorizing your bank to transfer to Eastern a predetermined monthly amount — it's as easy as printing and completing this form, and puts your gift to work right away!

EIU Employee Payroll Deductions

EIU employees may contribute through payroll deduction. For more information, please e-mail Karla Evans, executive director of philanthropy, or call 217-581-3313.

Write a Check

Those wishing to make a gift in the form of a check can make it payable to the Eastern Illinois University Foundation. Checks can be mailed to the following address:

EIU Foundation
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

The Personal Touch

We are happy to discuss giving opportunities with donors directly. Contact the Office of Philanthropy at 217-581-3313 or e-mail Karla Evans.

What is Your EIU Story click here

I loved how welcome I felt when I first came to Eastern. It was like every teacher, advisor, and counselor was there to help and was solely concerned about the success of the students. I miss my hometown of Barrington sometimes, but then I am reminded of how kind and welcoming everyone has been to me at EIU and it feels like home.

Andrea Scardino | Student
63.6 million dollars

We have raised $63.6 million toward our goal of $50 million. Learn more about the priorities of the campaign and how your gift impacts EIU.