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.

Make a gift online with your credit card.


Cash Gifts

Cash gifts are the most common form of giving and are as easy to make as 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.

Checks can be made payable to the UNI Foundation and mailed to:

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

Planned Giving

You also may make a planned gift to the University of Northern Iowa Foundation through a variety of vehicles, such as 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. You can learn more about these options from the UNI Foundation’s planned giving website or directly 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 you may receive an income tax charitable deduction for the full market value of the property.

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 more.