Methods of Giving
Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics  
Release: Tuesday 09/25/2008
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Your support is truly the key to Western Illinois' ability to provide the highest quality athletics program for the university and our student-athletes. Our success depends upon your participation. The following are various methods of making a commitment to support the Leatherneck Club. Giving schedules and details can be tailored to meet the needs of every donor, and all gifts are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Cash - The most common form of giving. Contributions of this nature provide the yearly financial resources necessary to operate a quality athletic program. They also allow the athletic department to allocate money to the area of greatest need. You may restrict your donations to a specific sport if you so choose.

Pledges - Commitment by a donor to contribute a certain dollar amount to the Leatherneck Club over a period of time on a schedule that is convenient to the donor.

Giving on-line
Click here to give your support, right here, right now. Thank you!

Gifts-In-Kind - Equivalent cash values of products or services used by the athletic department can also be given for donation to the Leatherneck Club. These gifts may include office supplies, meals, hotel rooms, athletic equipment, printing, courtesy cars or vans, and other necessary department expenses. An appraised value is requested for most all gifts-in-kind and they must be approved by the Director of Athletics.

Electronic Fund Transfer [EFT or Automatic Withdrawal]
Contributing to the Leatherneck Club is as easy as a simple phone call to enroll in
electronic funds transfer or automatic withdrawal. Simply call the Western Illinois
Foundation office at (309) 298-1861. Three minutes, a few questions, and you are enrolled. Thanks, in advance, for joining!

Matching Gifts - Many companies match employee contributions - a great way to double, triple or even quadruple your gift at no extra cost to you. Check with your company's benefit department for matching gift information and the appropriate matching gift form to include with your gift.

Special Gifts - There are many other giving methods. Members may consider establishing endowed scholarships or they may make gifts of real estate, stocks, bonds, insurance policies, and tangible personal property. Bequests and life income trusts are welcome. All provide valuable financial support to Western Illinois athletics while yielding tax advantages and even lifetime income to the donor.

For specific details, contact the Leatherneck Athletics at 309/298-1190 or the WIU Foundation at 309/298-1861.


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