There are many initiatives, programs, departments, causes and scholarships at Northeastern Illinois University that could benefit from your generosity. If your goal is to support students with emergency needs, create a permanent resource that benefits students on their educational journey, or plan for Northeastern's future in your estate plans, our staff can discuss options with you to realize your goals.
The Student Emergency Fund
Northeastern’s students are resilient, resourceful and innovative. However, given the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, students who had planned out their budgets for the semester are now dealing with unexpected circumstances such as loss of wages or off-campus jobs due to business shutdown, costs to pivot to online learning for the remainder of the semester, traveling home unexpectedly and more. The Student Emergency Fund is being deployed to provide financial assistance to support students in crisis.
The Leader Fund
Our cornerstone fund provides the NEIU Foundation with the ability to capitalize on opportunities, to foster excellence in its operations and to meet unanticipated needs throughout the year. Through this fund, students are supported as they present their research around the country and world, faculty are provided additional resources for their scholarly work, and classrooms are enhanced with new technology and learning resources. Donating via the PayPal Giving site is easy and fee-free for both the donor and Foundation. Click the Donate button below to be redirected to NEIU Foundation PayPal Giving page and give directly to the Leader Fund.
An endowment is a sizable fund of money invested by the NEIU Foundation to produce interest income. The principal investment remains untouched, while the annual interest earned supports a variety of purposes, including student scholarships, faculty support and University-wide programs and activities. Your endowed gift makes a difference every year as it grows over time. Learn more about creating and supporting endowments.
You may direct your gift to support the specific area of the University of greatest interest to you. Our colleges, and their departments and programs, have a wide range of funding opportunities including scholarship, programming and faculty support.
Corporate support and Sponsorships
There are many areas within Northeastern Illinois University that intersect with the corporate community. We invite our corporate friends to investigate the options available for partnership and sponsorship. Our Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is ready to help fulfill mutual goals.
Planned Giving: Wills, Bequests, Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts
Planned gifts of will, bequest or trust provide inspiring and flexible ways to make your gift to Northeastern. Some options can provide you with annual income. Many planned giving vehicles can reduce your taxes. Above all, they provide options that allow you to make a gift larger than you may have thought possible.
We strongly encourage all of our donors to seek appropriate legal and financial counsel. Information provided here is only an overview of the options available to you.