Ways to Give

Just as we've done in every generation since 1876, it's time to build the UNI tomorrow needs. You can make your gift through a variety of methods to meet your financial and philanthropic goals.

Questions? Contact the UNI Foundation at uni.foundation@uni.edu or 319-273-6078.

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Cash Gifts

Cash gifts are the most common form of giving. Make a cash gift by writing a check to the University of Northern Iowa Foundation. Your gift to the UNI Foundation is tax deductible to the extent of the law. You can also establish a multi-year pledge to extend the impact of your gift. Please make your check payable to the UNI Foundation and mail to:

UNI Foundation Financial Services
121 Commons
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0239

Planned Giving

You can make a planned gift to the University of Northern Foundation in a variety of ways; estate gifts, gifts of retirement assets, life insurance, real estate and other personal property, or income-generating options like charitable gift annuities or donor-advised funds. Learn more about these options online or speak with our planned giving advisors at:

Jane Halverson

Gifts of Securities and Stock

By donating securities held (more than one year), you may avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation and receive a charitable deduction for the full market share of your donation. Stocks can be transferred to the UNI Foundation electronically or by mail.

Gifts of Property

By donating gifts of property, you may avoid capital gains tax on your profit and may receive an income tax charitable deduction for the full market value of the property.

Gift Tax-Free with an IRA

Make a difference today and save on taxes. It’s possible when you support the University of Northern Iowa Foundation through your IRA. You can give any amount (maximum of $105,000) per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as the University of Northern Iowa without having to pay income taxes on the money.

Charitable Gift Annuity

This type of donation can provide you with regular payments and allow the university to provide access for students from all backgrounds to a high-quality education. You can also qualify for a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize.

Increase Your Gift with a Match

‌Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contribution made by their employees. If your company is eligible, the impact of your gift to the University of Northern Iowa can be doubled!

Learn about matching gifts