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Happy Holidays!

Golden Eagle family and friends, thank you for your generous support this year. Northeastern Illinois University and the NEIU Foundation wish you a happy and safe holiday season.

Holiday Hours

The NEIU Foundation offices will close for the holiday break from Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, through Monday, Jan. 1, 2024. Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024.

Donations delivered after noon on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023, will be processed beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024.


There are a variety of ways to make your end-of-year gift. Please consider the following guidelines if you want your gift to count as a 2023 contribution for tax purposes:


Give online. A 2023 tax receipt will be issued for any gift received by Dec. 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. CST. 

Give using Zelle. If your bank is set up with Zelle, you can make a donation to the NEIU Foundation right from your bank's own app and no fees are charged. Just designate your gift to Remember to review and add a memo indicating what fund within the NEIU Foundation you would like to support before hitting “confirm" on the Zelle app. 

By phone 

Call (773) 442-4210. A 2023 gift receipt will be issued for any gift intention left on our voicemail by Dec. 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Please note that credit card donations can be made at

By email

Email the NEIU Foundation at with your gift intention by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2023, in order to receive a 2023 tax receipt.

By mail

Gifts of cash and checks sent via regular mail must be postmarked (and checks must be dated) no later than Dec. 31, 2023, in order to receive a 2023 tax receipt.

Mail to:

NEIU Foundation
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625. 

Transfer of stock

Any transfer of stock must be completed by Dec. 31, 2023, in order to generate a 2023 tax receipt. For more information about making gifts of stock, call (773) 442-4210. 

Official name: Northeastern Illinois University Foundation
FEIN: 23-703-4689

Thank you for supporting Northeastern, and we look forward to your continued support in 2024!

If you are at least 70.5 years old, you may still direct a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from an IRA as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). You pay no income tax on the transfer, and you may reduce your taxable income. To direct a QCD, checks must be payable directly to the NEIU Foundation (Tax ID is 23-7034689) and should be sent to the NEIU Foundation at 5500 North St. Louis Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60625.

As always, please consult your financial advisor or tax preparer, and visit for more information. Visit the NEIU Giving website to make a year-end contributions to the NEIU Foundation.