Giving Back

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When you give to Union Institute & University, you impact the lives of adults who seek to create change within their world. Your contribution makes a difference not only to Union Institute & University, but to our communities across the globe. See what happens when you support Union students with a gift to the Union Institute & University Annual Fund.

Tax Deductions

for your support

Your charitable contribution to Union Institute & University may be tax-deductible, and Union development staff provide all necessary gift receipts for cash contributions (to the extent of the law), as well as acknowledgements for gifts-in-kind and other non-cash gifts. For more information regarding your tax-deductible gift to Union, please consult your financial advisor or our Advancement Office.

Join hundreds of UI&U alums with your gift today!

Do you remember the first day of your first colloquia or residency, or the first time you discussed your learning plan with a faculty advisor? Do you remember feeling empowered by knowledge …the confidence you gained by earning your degree? Being immersed in a different kind of education led to a different kind of outcome in your life.

You can pass along that same feeling to others just like you. When you give to Union’s scholarship funds, you – quite simply – support a new generation of scholars and leaders, adults who, like you, sought a creative, socially relevant education and the ability to make a difference.

While other universities may ask for funding to build a new stadium or a new facility, Union is interested in building the number of adults who can earn a college degree. But it isn’t just about any college degree. A degree from Union carries the legacy of more than 15,500 graduates who have made differences small and large in their own lives, their own communities, and beyond. Because you understand the significance of a Union degree, we need your support to continue our mission and vision.

As a member of the Union family, your support makes all the difference. Your contribution today can lessen the financial obstacles standing between adult learners and their college aspirations, and ultimately, their desire to seek social change.

Together, we can support UI&U, our students and our vision, as we embark on the next 50 years.

What if you could be a part of raising millions of scholarship dollars and it would only cost $5.00 a week? Would you be willing to pack your lunch or give up an over-priced cup of coffee once a week?

You already know that Union alumni make a difference every day in the lives of their families and their communities all over the world…And by working in union, your support ensures that generations of students will be able, like you, to make a difference every day.

By working in union, your gift is multiplied hundreds, if not thousands, of times…by simply deciding to make a gift today! You and your fellow alumni, whether you graduated last year or 30 years ago, can make a world of difference for those wanting to follow in your footsteps.

There is strength in our numbers: 15,500 Union alumni strong making a $10 gift every other Friday provides more than $3 million in scholarship funds annually to future and current Union students.

Our online donation option allows you to make this goal a reality by making a sustaining and recurring gift based on your schedule and your budget. Do you get paid every other Friday? You could make a donation once a week, every pay day or once a month, easily and seamlessly using our online donation forms. Of course, we will graciously accept a gift of any amount, either through a recurring payment or a one-time gift.

To make giving easy, Union accepts American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover credit cards. Please make your gift today and let our movement start with you!

Often, Union Institute & University alumni and friends find that giving an outright gift is a convenient and generous way to contribute to the futures of Union students. And, your cash contributions to Union are tax-deductible in the year they are made (subject to limitations per the IRS).

Donors may contribute to a wide variety of scholarship funds, which serve to financially support current Union Institute & University students as they work toward a college degree; to the university’s endowment; or to the Union Institute & University Annual Fund, which supports critical university operations, such as program innovation and technology support.

By including Union in your financial and estate plans, you may increase your current income and provide future support for areas of the university important to you. By engaging in planned giving, you may be able to make a larger gift than you might have thought possible – while also benefiting your own financial situation.

Have you asked your supervisor if your company matches charitable donations? If not, be sure to do so! Many companies offer a matching gift program that could double or even triple your Union Institute & University contributions. Find out if your employer has a matching gift program and increase your contribution to Union today.

Thanks to the generosity of UI&U donors, our students currently benefit from scholarship awards from several endowed or donor-restricted scholarship funds. However, there is always substantial need, and your contribution to one of the scholarship funds listed below could provide access to education for students who may not otherwise have the wherewithal to complete their degrees. If you choose to support a UI&U scholarship, simply include the scholarship name in your gift designation.

We Value Our Donors

Union celebrates its many generous donors who contribute to the university in support of our common vision: engaging, enlightening, and empowering students in a lifetime of learning and service. Thank you deeply for your years of support and for your dedication to higher education and social change.

Donor Honor Roll
In an effort to publicly recognize the generosity of our donors, we produce and send out a benefactor’s list, or donor honor roll each year. Each name represents one more opportunity for Union students to make a difference in their communities and the lives of others.
Donor Bill of Rights
The Donor Bill of Rights was developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and was adopted by most institutes of higher education in November 1993.