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As members of the UIU community, we have a shared mission to support our students and strengthen the University. The dedication, time and talent of our faculty and staff are always valued and appreciated. We are especially thankful for those who choose to pay it forward and give back to the University.

The Advancement Department is excited to announce a new Faculty & Staff Giving program as a way to thank and recognize employees who are also donors to the University. This program will help us to further develop a culture of giving among employees and hopefully instill within students an inspiration to give back someday as well.

Online gifts are always appreciated at

Why I Give

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How does the program work?
Make a gift of any size to any UIU designation during fiscal year 2023. Contributions may be outright gifts, in-kind gifts and pledge payments (not pledge commitments) made between July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. Donors can direct their gift(s) to a UIU program or fund. All who do will be recognized as Faculty & Staff Giving participants.

Faculty & Staff Giving Perks
Those who support this program may enjoy the following VIP perks throughout the year:

  • Website recognition on this Faculty & Staff Giving page – ongoing!
  • Donuts for Donors event on #GivingTuesday, November 29, 2022
  • FSG Party @ Pete’s on Tuesday, March 14, 2023
  • Gift of Gratitude presented to all employee donors at the conclusion of the fiscal year

Several Ways to Make a Donation
Giving should be fun, easy, and most importantly – meaningful. Below are several ways you can make a contribution to UIU.

  • Give Online – Credit card contributions may be made online at The option to schedule recurring gifts via credit card is also available.
  • By Mail – Mail a check to the Alumni Office at PO Box 1857, Fayette, Iowa 52142
  • Stop by! – Visit the Alumni House with your gift anytime during normal business hours. Physical address is 513 Union Street, Fayette, IA 52142.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my gift designation options?

Special emphasis is being given this year to raising money for the UIU Fund and also to growing the Forever UIU Fund (unrestricted endowment). Both of these designations are critical to UIU’s long-term financial success.

However, there are numerous areas of designation you can choose from including academics, athletics, scholarships, special projects and more. Visit and select the designation drop down to view all options.

Are there tax benefits of giving to UIU?

Yes! UIU is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your contribution is considered charitable. Donors will receive a gift receipt from the Alumni Office.

Tell me more about the Donor Club program?

Donors who contribute $250 or more during the fiscal year earn membership into one of the following elite Donor Clubs.

Consider monthly installments. Some members set a goal to join a select club at the beginning of each fiscal year (July 1). Then, they schedule monthly contributions to spread out their gift throughout the year (through June 30). This can easily be done via a payroll deduction, EFT or recurring credit card gift.

Contributors Club ($250)  –  monthly contribution of $21
Peacock Patron Club ($500)  –  monthly contribution of $42
True Blue Club ($1,000)  –  monthly contribution of $84
1857 Club ($2,500)  –  monthly contribution of $209
Limestone Club ($5,000)  –  monthly contribution of $417
Alexander Club ($10,000)  –  monthly contribution of $834

Each club offers a variety of benefits and VIP experiences that are exclusive to members only. For all the details and to view a current list of members, visit

Have more questions?

Please contact UIU Fund Coordinator, Packy at 563-425-5966 or [email protected].