Ways to Give

You can donate to the University of Iowa, often with tax benefits. No matter how—or how much—you give, you are supporting student scholarships, breakthrough discoveries, world-class health care, and more.

Whether you are ready to give now, are planning your gift, or looking to fundraise, University of Iowa Center for Advancement staff members are here to help you.

For more information, visit givetoiowa.org, call 800-648-6973, or email uiowa@foriowa.org.

I Want to Give Now

There are several ways for you to donate to the University of Iowa right now.

Online Giving

Make a gift to the University of Iowa at the click of your mouse or tap of your finger. This is a secure and convenient process that helps you support the UI areas you care about most.

You can also make multi-year pledge commitments and establish ongoing, recurring gifts when you donate online.


To give by phone, call 800-648-6973.


You can mail a check to the University of Iowa Center for Advancement at P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244-4550. Please make the check payable to the University of Iowa Center for Advancement and include the fund name in the memo.


EFT is a system of transferring money from your bank account directly to the UI Center for Advancement. You can initiate a monthly EFT donation by completing the EFT form and returning it to the UI Center for Advancement with a voided check.

Matching Gifts

Multiply your generosity through your employer's matching gift program. Use the search to learn if your company will match gifts made to the University of Iowa.

Please note: The State University of Iowa Foundation is the legal name for the University of Iowa Center for Advancement and may be noted as that with your employer.

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If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send the form completed and signed with your gift, by mail, to P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244-4550, or email the form to matchinggift@foriowa.org after you make an online donation.


Employees of the University of Iowa have the option to give by payroll deduction, among other methods. Learn more by visiting the faculty and staff giving page.

I Want to Make a Gift Using My Will, Investment, or Retirement Account

You can work with your financial adviser, attorney, or fiduciary to make a gift to the University of Iowa. Learn more about these and other ways to give by visiting our planned giving website.

You may need to provide the following information to your financial institution:

  • UICA Legal Name: State University of Iowa Foundation
  • Tax ID/EIN: 42-0796760


Planned giving, using wills and living trusts, can maximize your support for Iowa while helping you meet your philanthropic and financial goals. For next steps, please contact Susan Hagan at 319-467-3696 or email susan.hagan@foriowa.org.


Donors may direct funds from a donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account. This gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to the university and other qualified charities. Learn more about donor advised funds and how they can impact Iowa.

To submit a donation using your donor advised fund, you’ll need to include the following:

  • Legal Name: State University of Iowa Foundation
  • Tax ID/EIN: 42-0796760
  • Mail: P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244-4550


Donors who are at least 70 1/2 years old may direct charitable donations from their IRA to the University of Iowa without having to report the distribution as taxable income. View FAQs and learn more about how IRAs can impact Iowa.


Gifts of appreciated securities, like marketable stock or mutual fund shares that have increased in value, can immediately impact your favorite university program and create an instant income tax deduction for you based on the assets' current value. You can avoid all capital gains tax on the appreciation.

It is important that you contact the University of Iowa Center for Advancement to provide notice of your gift and receive the correct transfer instructions.

I Want to Raise Money For Iowa

If you're interested in fundraising for the University of Iowa, no effort is too small. Below are a few ways you can raise money for the areas you care about most.


GOLDrush is the University of Iowa's crowdfunding program. It offers faculty, staff, student groups, and alumni and friends a digital platform to fundraise for university programs and initiatives.


To host a fundraiser for the University of Iowa or UI Health Care (including UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital), review these guidelines for hosting community fundraising events and submit your proposal.

For more information please contact communityfundraising@foriowa.org.


If you are asking for donations to honor a loved one, please use the following language to instruct people who would like to make a gift in memory. You may also include this information in an obituary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in support of ___(designation)___ to the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244-4550. On the memo line or on a note attached, please indicate "Gift in memory of __(name)___." Credit card gifts may be made at givetoiowa.org.

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Contact Us About Your Donation

Phone: 800-648-6973

Important Donation Information

Legal Name: State University of Iowa Foundation

Tax ID/EIN: 42-0796760

Mail: P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244-4550

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I just retired after 55 years of active nursing practice. Gary is still going strong with his private practice. The UI was good to us! Daisy Hutzell-Rodman (98BA) and Jeremy Rodman (96BA) I met Jeremy in 1995 at a Saturday night party before classes started my first week. That Monday, I walked into a class titled Theory and Practice of Argument, and there he was. We were married at the Danforth Chapel on campus and are coming up on our silver anniversary this year. Bridget Quinn Maldonado (03BS) and Stephen Maldonado (01BS) We met in February 2001 while serving on the provost advisory committee. Stephen was representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and I was representing the College of Education. This picture shows us tailgating in fall 2002, and now we?re living in Ann Arbor with our two children. Stephen is a chemistry professor at the University of Michigan, and I?m a school administrator. Wish we could make it back to Iowa City more often, but we always catch the Hawks when they?re in Ann Arbor. Holly Tinder Bueno (00BA, 00BS) and Jesse Bueno (99BSN) I met my husband when we both lived in Daum Hall. I was the RA on the fourth floor, and he lived on the fifth. We were both pre-nursing students at the time and had a few classes together. We stayed friends until 1998 and then began dating. Married in 2001, celebrating 22 years in June. Hawkeye fans for life! Marquise Jackson (19BA) and Alexis Colvin (17BA) Engaged for a year, together for six, and the BIG DAY will be May 26, 2023! Initially, we had already known of each other before meeting again fall 2016 in a Gender and Women?s Studies class. We had mutual friends, but were in relationships of our own, and didn?t really pay much attention to each other. Some time passed, and we were both single and still had the same mutual friends. It began as study dates at Burge (because we had to have the flatbread pizza!), late-night viewings of How to Get Away with Murder at Mayflower, and a lot of Jimmy John?s. We?re currently located in St. Louis. She now works as a registered nurse in the NICU department. And I?m getting ready to begin teaching 8th grade English. We?re both writers too, which only makes sense if you?re a Hawkeye. Kate Hauser Buchholtz (10BA) and Keegan Buchholtz (08BA) I saw my husband for the first time on the first day of my freshman year in 2006. It was his first year as a junior transfer. Then I saw him in another class the next day. We had two classes together that fall semester and haven?t looked back! We were engaged after my graduation in 2010, married in 2012, and just celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary. We have a son and identical twin girls who love everything about Iowa City and the Hawkeyes, as we attend all the sporting events we can! Karin Smesrud Smith (01BSN) and Kyle Smith (02BBA, 07MS) We met at One-Eyed Jakes in August 1999, dated for five years, and have been married for 18 years. We come back and visit Iowa City on our wedding anniversary every three years or so. This picture is from our 9th anniversary on the pedestrian bridge near the Iowa Memorial Union. We love visiting the campus, walking around, and being back in the vibrancy of campus life. Deidra Franzen Baker (90BA, 95MA) and Richard Baker (91BS) We met in January 1990 when we had three math classes together. He was an Iowa guy, and I was from Ohio but knew Iowa was my true home the first time I visited campus. We were studying at the IMU Wheel Room, and I asked him out. Our first date was Feb. 1, 1990. We got married at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iowa City in fall 1991 after we both graduated. Thirty-one years later, we still live in Iowa, and our daughter graduated from Iowa in May 2019. 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Andy Kutcher (13BA) and Abigail Beadle (15BA) My wife and I met in 2011 in Currier Hall where we both lived. One of my best friends was her RA, so we got to know each other and started dating. After we moved away for grad school and work, we decided to make Iowa City our home once again. My wife took a job as a hall coordinator with University Housing and Dining. Her apartment, and our first home together, was back in Currier where we first met. Connie Smalley Cranny (83BNS, 85MA) and Daniel Cranny (83BBA) My husband and I met on our first day in Iowa City at a dorm party in 1979. We dated for five years and got married in 1984. We had three children, who are all graduates of Iowa as well. Between all of us, we have five undergraduate degrees and two master?s degrees from Iowa. So many great memories from Iowa City over the decades! Courtney Major Tigges (17BS, 21PHR, 22R) and Jay Tigges (17BA, 22DDS) I met my husband in undergrad while working at the College of Dentistry in 2015. 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