Innovation and investment are the keys to developing a championship athletic program. It is our job to innovate. We need you to invest. Regardless of the amount, there is an opportunity for every Illini fan worldwide to participate.
Recent tax legislation passed by Congress eliminates the 80% charitable gift deduction allowed for gifts made to the I FUND for the right to purchase tickets or parking to athletics events. If you would like to decline these benefits and maintain tax deductibility, please enter DECLINE BENEFITS in the additional instructions box before processing your donation.
Thank you for your interest in joining the I FUND. Your support is vital and your passion for Illinois Athletics makes a tremendous impact on the ability to operate an athletic department that is focused on creating an outstanding experience for student-athletes in the classroom, and on the playing fields.
Listed below you will find various methods of becoming a member of the I FUND.
Click “join the I FUND” now. If you are a current member, please be sure to enter your account number above. All major credit cards are accepted.
Make checks payable to the I FUND. Please include your membership number on the check when possible.
Automatic monthly payment plans are an easy way to split your gift into smaller payments while still maintaining your annual level of support. To set up a monthly payment plan please contact the I FUND office by calling (217) 333-6595.
Matching gift contributions are a great way increase the impact of your gift and many employers match charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company matches its employees’ charitable contributions, request the appropriate form from your employer and send it in with your gift. If you are using your company match to secure seating and parking benefits, please submit your match request prior to April 1.
Gifts to the I FUND originating from a donor advised fund or private foundation cannot be used to cover minimum I FUND donation requirements for season ticket seat location or parking passes. Please contact our office at (217) 333-6595 for additional information or assistance.