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Cash and Checks

Cash and checks are the most prevalent of contributions and are reported on the date Illinois College receives or processes the gift. It is important to note, at the end of the calendar (December 31) or fiscal year (May 31), the approved method of processing gifts includes allowing reporting and gift credit in accordance with Federal gift tax regulations in effect at the time of the gift.
Checks should be made payable to Illinois College and mailed to:
      Illinois College
      Office of Development and Alumni Relations    
      1101 West College Avenue
      Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
Donors are encouraged to indicate the purpose of the gift on the check or in a cover letter. It is not recommend that donors mail cash via any postal service or courier.

Credit Card

Credit card contributions increasingly are becoming more popular each year. To make a gift by credit card, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations needs the donor’s name, the name printed on the credit card, the credit card number, card type (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover), expiration date, security code and gift amount. You may mail this information to Illinois College or call us at 217.245.3046. We advise donors to not email credit card information.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gifts support those alumni, parents and friends whose employer matches charitable contributions made by employees. Your gift to Illinois College could be doubled or even tripled. Policies vary from company to company, therefore, donors are encouraged to speak with the benefits or human resources office at the respective company to receive detailed information and the forms needed to complete the matching gift. In some cases, retiree gifts are even matched. Visit to see if your company participates in a matching gift program. 
Illinois College credits matching gifts in the fiscal year in which they are received. All matches count toward your giving total in that fiscal year for inclusion in the annual giving clubs.

Payroll Deduction

Payroll deduction is an effortless and simple way for Illinois College employees to make a charitable gift to the College. Donors simply need to complete a form available from the Office of Development and Alumni Relations with the amount of deduction, designation of the gift and term (period length) of the deduction. To enroll, please contact the office at 217.245.3046 or fill out this form and return to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. 

Electronic Bank Draft

An electronic bank draft offers the donor a convenient opportunity to make a gift without writing a check. This can be completed monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. Electronic transfers occur on the 15th of each month. Simply send the College a cancelled check with the amount of your monthly contribution along with the authorization agreement form and where you would like to designate your gift.

Appreciated Securities

Appreciated securities may be made directly to the College. Donors making gifts with appreciated securities are asked to contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 217.245.3046 with the company name of the stock being transferred and the number of shares. We will then provide you the College’s DTC number, account name and account number for your broker to use in making the wire transfer electronically. Upon receipt of appreciated securities, Illinois College will utilize the IRS-mandated valuation method of computing the mean (average) of the high and low trading prices on the date of transfer. Closing values are not considered.

Closely-held Stock

Closely-held stock gifts of $10,000 or more must have a value reported at fair market price provided by a qualified independent appraiser for stocks not publicly traded. Gifts of closely-held stock less than $10,000 may be valued by the per-share cash purchase price of the most recent transaction.

Assignment of Income

Assignment of income allows a donor to assign income coming from a third party to Illinois College. This would be in lieu for direct payment for services rendered. In this case the donor receives gift credit. If the gift made by the third party is not in consideration for services or a matching fund gift, the donor may receive soft credit while the third party receives the gift credit.

Money/Wire Transfers

Money/wire transfers can be made directly to the College. Please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 217.245.3046 for additional information.

Planned and Estate Gifts

Many alumni, parents and friends take pride in supporting Illinois College with a gift after their lifetime. Popular options include a bequest, charitable gift annuity, insurance policy, or beneficiary designation. By stating the intentions to make a planned or estate gift, the donor is recognized as a member of the Julian Monson Sturtevant Society. Documentation of these gifts is encouraged; as it helps the College carry out the donor’s wishes when the gift is realized and aids in future planning. Since each individual’s circumstances and charitable goals vary, prospective Sturtevant Society members are encouraged to explore Ways to Give and initiate a confidential conversation with our staff.

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