Ways to Give

The Chicago State Foundation and the Office of Alumni Affairs and Annual Giving will gladly help you determine the best method for you to make a gift that transforms Chicago State University (University).

Click any of the links below to learn more about the most common options for giving to the University:

  • Cash. The easiest way to donate; contributions can be sent via check to Chicago State Foundation's office, or you can make a credit card donation online.
  • Securities. The Chicago State Foundation accepts appreciated securities, which may offer a larger tax benefit than a cash gift.
  • Gift Planning. Bequests present a way to leave a legacy after your lifetime. You may also establish a trust or annuity that can provide income to your or a loved one while benefiting the University. Our advisers can help you determine the best options.
  • Payroll Deduction. Employees of the University can make their contributions through automatic deductions from their paychecks.
  • Employer Matching Program. Many companies match their employees' charitable donations. Learn how you could double or even triple your endowment.