University of Illinois

2020 Impact Report
College of Education


Our final push during the With Illinois campaign is to raise 60 new undergraduate scholarships and 4 new graduate fellowships in the next 24 months.

Fundraising goal of 25 million with progress of 22.6 million, making it 90% met
38% In 2018-19, 38% of undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Education had unmet financial need totaling over $1,600,000.
21% In 2018-19, there were 608 undergraduate and 499 graduate students enrolled in the College. Of those, 21% received scholarship support. With your help, we can increase the number of students who receive scholarship support in the College of Education.

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With Illinois How to Invest in College of Education Students

Individual Retirement Account Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). At age 72, owners of qualified retirement accounts are required to take an RMD from their retirement funds. Donors can transfer to a qualified charity, such as the College of Education, up to $100,000 annually.

Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT). A CRUT is a giving vehicle that provides a donor with an income tax deduction as well as provides income to named beneficiary(ies) for their lifetime or a term of years. After the terms of the trust expire, the remainder value can benefit the College of Education.

A Pledge is a promise to pay a specified amount over a set period. For example, a donor might pledge $25,000 to create a scholarship in the College of Education to be paid over five years, by installments.

Estate Gifts. These gifts are popular as they ensure you have the resources you need during your lifetime and then afterwards provides a meaningful gift for the benefit of the College of Education. These gifts can be setup through a will, living trust or a beneficiary designation.

Payroll Deduction. Many donors choose to give to their charity of choice through a payroll deduction. A charitable payroll deduction allows a donor to “spread” their gift out over the course of several years.

"A well-designed gift plan helps ensure each donor is maximizing the philanthropic impact of their gifts while also ensuring their financial needs are considered. The University of Illinois Foundation Office of Gift Planning and Trust Services’ primary mission is to support each university in working with donors and their advisors to align their philanthropic interests with their personal financial objectives. We seek to provide donors with critical information to help them in evaluating the many assets and giving alternatives that can be utilized to structure a charitable gift to support the College of Education."