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Our fiscal year 2021 goal is to raise $2,000,000 in charitable gifts by June 30, 2021.

As of April 27, 2021 we are proud to report $901,600 has been received. We are extremely thankful for our generous alumni, friends of the University and corporate partners who have contributed thus far, pushing us toward our goal.

We welcome your continued support as we strive to make a difference for our students. Thank you in advance for your kindness!




Planned Giving

Become an elite member of the Heritage Society by considering Upper Iowa University in your estate plan. Several mutually beneficial gift options are available for you to review.

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Matching Gifts

Is your employer a Matching Gift Company? If so, let’s see about the possibility of doubling your UIU contribution!

Recurring Gifts

One-time set up. Long-term impact! Recurring gifts provide an easy way for UIU contributors to document and schedule their charitable intentions. Our simple recurring gifts process eliminates costly reminder mailings and assists the University in its planning for charitable giving. Much like a monthly subscription to Netflix or Hulu, we would like gifts to UIU to come with ease.

Did You Know

  • 3.7% of alumni contribute to the University. Many private colleges and universities in the Midwest boast a donor participation rate of 10-20%…or more!
  • If every one of UIU’s 42,000 alumni gave $18.57 each month, the Peacocks would generate over $9 MILLION for UIU annually. So…

We’re making monthly giving easy! To schedule a Recurring Gift, follow 2 simple steps:

  1. Print and complete the Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization Form
  2. Mail form with voided check to:

UIU Alumni Office
P.O. Box 1857
Fayette, IA 52142

Recurring gifts using a credit or debit card may also be scheduled utilizing the Online Gift Form.

Giving Priorities

UIU Fund – Supports a wide variety of initiatives from educational resources to student experiential learning activities to faculty/staff development. Gifts are directed to wherever the need/opportunity is greatest within the University.

Enhance UIU Fund – Supports priority Fayette Campus capital projects as well as equipment and technology needs at all locations.

Forever UIU Fund – Grows UIU’s unrestricted endowment, providing a perpetual and flexible source of revenue for pressing needs. Those contributing to the Forever UIU Fund are making an investment in UIU’s future.

General Scholarships – Critical toward student financial aid, plus they support University recruitment and retention efforts.

Faculty & Staff Giving

We are proud to report that more than 62% of UIU Employees made a contribution to Upper Iowa last fiscal year. This is a true testament to the loyalty and devotion to UIU by our outstanding team members.

Those who wish to show their support on a recurring basis can easily do so through a monthly payroll deduction. To initiate this type of contribution, please complete the Gift by Payroll Deduction Authorization Form.

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Celebrate UIU Day

Big thanks to everyone who participated in Celebrate UIU Day by sharing stories, memories, and fun photos of their time as a Peacock. And true to the generous spirit of our UIU Family, we also secured 531 donations totaling $94,914.

#PeacockStrong #BetterTogether

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Class Gift

The growth of Upper Iowa University is greatly supported by generous donors and alumni who value and cherish this great institution. The Class Gift initiative was developed as a way to encourage students to embrace a philanthropic spirit and begin leaving their legacy upon graduation.

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FY 2019 Donor Report

We encourage you to view the Fiscal Year 2019 UIU Donor Report, which is created to demonstrate accountability to those who have chosen to support UIU with their charitable giving. We hope it inspires others to consider a contribution and recognize the difference a donation can have on the lives of those connected to the University. Enjoy!


Peacock Athletic Fund

UIU Athletics has a tradition of providing student-athletes with opportunities to excel in the classroom, competition and in life. The Peacock Athletic Fund (PAF) provides student-athletes with the best possible resources to maximize their potential. The financial support of alumni, family, friends and fans of UIU student-athletes is vital to competing in the NSIC, MIAA, GLIAC and NCAA Division II.

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Peacock Walk Brick Program

A personalized brick is not only a unique memento, it’s a wonderful way to support the University.

Download and print the Peacock Walk order form here. Payment may be made with cash, check or online at Select the Peacock Walk Brick Program designation.

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