Eastern Illinois University Logo

Gift Planning

Donor Stories
Meet the Staff

Gift Planning Home

Gift Options

Create Your Plan

Bequest Language

Heritage Society


For Advisors

My Account

Contact Us

Plan Your Will
Request a Wills Guide
Sign up for eNewsletter
Give Now
Text Resize

What will your Legacy be?

Planned gifts provide creative and flexible strategies for your estate and charitable planning. Some planned gifts provide you with income. Many of them can reduce your taxes. The greatest benefit, however, lies in knowing you are supporting work at Eastern Illinois University that is important to you and helpful to others.

Whatever inspires you, whatever drives you – you can make a difference by supporting the Eastern Illinois University Foundation with a bequest directed at any purpose, program, school or college. By including the EIU Foundation in your estate plans, you will help to promote new ideas and create the next generation of leaders, thinkers and doers, benefiting our way of life here in the Midwest and beyond.

We’d be happy to discuss your options with you or your adviser. For more information or to schedule a time to meet, please contact us.



Bequest Language

"I give (insert sum, description of property, or percentage of residual estate) to Eastern Illinois University Foundation, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, 860 W. Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920, to provide funding for the (insert program, department, or scholarship to benefit or the program(s) in need as determined by the Administration of Eastern Illinois University and the Board of Directors of the Eastern Illinois University Foundation) at Eastern Illinois University."
Contact Brad Green, Director of Development Services for a confidential conversation about including a bequest to Eastern Illinois University in your estate plan.