Ways to Give to Illinois state University

The Illinois State University Foundation receives, holds, and administers all gifts to the University. If you would like to make a contribution to Illinois State University, please select one of the options below:


Language for a bequest (will).

If you are planning to include Illinois State University in your estate plan, consider using the language below. Correct wording can help avoid taxation and ensure that your gift supports the passions you value most. Contact us today with any questions you may have about including Illinois State University in your estate plans or to share that you are including Illinois State.

Recommended bequest language for Illinois State University:

“I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Illinois State University Foundation, its successors or assigns, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."



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Phone: 309-438-7681