Way to make a Personal Gift

Established in 1951, Econ Illinois is the oldest continuously active state council in the national Council for Economic Education network. Through the generosity of our supporters, Econ Illinois accomplishes its mission of providing resources for K-12 grade teachers to educate our youth on financial literacy and economic education. Your donation will help Econ Illinois continue its mission to empower students to make better choices.

While cash donations offer us the greatest flexibility, we also gratefully accept items on our wish list, in-kind donations and even appreciated assets. See the list below and choose the donation that is right for you.

General Donation
General donations can be made through PayPal or by mailing a check to: Econ Illinois
444 East Hillcrest Drive, Suite 230
DeKalb, IL 60115

All cash donations are 100% tax deductible. Donors will receive a letter of acknowledgement.

In-Kind Donation
Contact Econ Illinois if you would like to make an in-kind donation. Arrangements will be made for pick-up or drop-off accommodations. Only donations in good condition can be accepted.

Memorial or Tribute Donation - A memorial provides a sentimental way to remember and honor a loved one. A tribute provides a meaningful way to honor a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday. Memorial or tribute contributions will be acknowledged with a note sent to the recipient or recipient's family.

Appreciated Assets – By donating appreciated assets such as stocks, you not only receive a tax deduction, but you also avoid paying capital gains taxes.

Planned Giving - Planned gifts allow you to combine your philanthropic goals with your personal financial needs while supporting Econ Illinois. Our host institution, Northern Illinois University, provides our planned giving services. For further information or to confidentially discuss your specific financial circumstances, contact:

John P. Sentovich
Director of Gift Planning
Northern Illinois University
(815) 753.1344
sentovich@niu.edu

Please be sure to note the gift is to be directed, in its entirety, to Econ Illinois.

Matching Gifts - Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! Please check with your company to see if a matching gift program is available.

Some companies may only match a gift if it is given to Northern Illinois University. In this case, simply make your donation to the NIU Foundation and designate your gift "For Econ Illinois." Include the designation on the matching gift form, as well.

Mail your completed matching gift form to:
444 East Hillcrest Drive, Suite 230
DeKalb, IL 60115

GoodSearch/GoodShop - Econ Illinois can earn a donation every time you search the internet using Goodsearch.com or shop using Goodshop.com. Merchants include Amazon, Best Buy, Toys'R Us. When selecting your cause, be sure to use our legal name, Illinois Council on Economic Education.

A new way to Donate!