Your Giving Options

Your Giving Options Professional Gift Planners: Click here for our Planned Giving Design Center. Pledges may be paid over a period of five years from the date of the pledge. Use one of the methods below to fulfill your pledge. Gifts of Cash Gifts of Appreciated Securities & Real Estate Gifts of Closely Held Stock Gifts […]

Showing Our Appreciation

In recognition of the generous support provided by thousands of alumni and friends every year, the University of Northern Iowa Foundation established the gift clubs listed below. Please follow the links to learn about each club and to find out how you can become a member. Presidents Club – The University’s most prestigious giving club recognizes […]

UNI Foundation Facts

Q. What is the UNI Foundation? A. The University of Northern Iowa Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization established in 1959 for the sole benefit of the University of Northern Iowa. The mission of the UNI Foundation is to sustain, grow and promote the University of Northern Iowa to be the nation’s finest comprehensive university, known for […]

UNI Foundation Fundraising

Q. Why does a state university need private support? A. Although UNI is a public institution with a mandate to serve the people of Iowa, the State of Iowa does not fund all the costs of a UNI education. In fact, over the past thirty years, the percentage of these costs funded by the State has […]

Types of gifts

Q. What is the difference between a restricted and an unrestricted gift? A. The proceeds of a restricted gift will be used only for the purpose designated by the donor. You can restrict the use of your gift to support an activity or program of interest to you and your family. If you are interested in providing […]

Methods of making a gift

Q. How can I make a gift of cash to the UNI Foundation? A. A gift to the UNI Foundation can be made with a single payment or a pledge payable over several years. If you wish to make a multi-payment pledge, the UNI Foundation can set up a schedule of payment reminders for you. Checks […]

Expressing appreciation to UNI Foundation donors

President’s Club Significant gifts to the university are acknowledged by membership in the Presidents Club, the university’s most prestigious gift club. Gifts of this magnitude can advance the University by promoting the goals of its strategic plan Recognition is given for gifts made at the following levels: Gifts of cash, securities or property* Deferred Gifts […]

Stewardship of your gift to the UNI Foundation

Q. What does the Foundation do with the gifts it receives? A. The UNI Foundation directs your gifts exactly for the purpose you specify. Foundation staff works closely with donors and with University administrators to assure the highest standards of integrity in investing and spending these funds. About 95% of the funds we receive are “restricted” […]

Students First Campaign

Q. What is the Students First campaign? A. Private support plays a critical role in the university’s ability to provide students with the finest faculty, facilities and financial support possible. The UNI Foundation’s “Students First” campaign will raise $100 million over the next four years for scholarship support, program support and facilities. More information can be […]

Tax and Legal Information

Legal Name University of Northern Iowa Foundation Form of Entity and State of Organization A Not-For-Profit Corporation organized under the laws of the State of Iowa Federal Employer Identification Number 42-6058591 Date of IRS Tax-Exempt Determination Letter October 1962 – Confirmed 1979 A copy of the UNI Foundation’s Tax-Exempt Determination letter can be obtained by […]