Gifts of cash
Giving cash is easiest, fastest, and most flexible way to support education and research at the University of Chicago.
Make a single or recurring (monthly, quarterly, or annually) payment gift using our secure online form.
Give by phone
To pay by credit card, please call 1.888.UCHICAGO (1.888.824.4224).
Give by mail
Send your check or credit card information to:
University of Chicago
Gift Administration and Business Data
5235 S. Harper Court
Chicago, IL 60615
Checks should be made payable to the University of Chicago. If you wish to direct your support to a particular area or school of the University, please include instructions.
Give via wire transfer
When making a gift of cash via wire transfer, it is important to notify Gift Administration and Business Data (773.702.2401) of the gift. Please also reference the donor’s name and the purpose of the gift in the wire transfer instructions:
The Northern Trust Company
Routing number: 071000152
Swift code: CNORUS44
For further credit to: The University of Chicago
Account number: 2725703
Click here to print a PDF version of these instructions.
Give via a donor-advised fund
The University of Chicago welcomes gifts from a number of sources, including through donor-advised funds (DAFs). DAF grants, however, cannot be used to satisfy a pre-existing pledge. Under Internal Revenue Code regulations, a donor advised fund also cannot be used to pay for any portion of a fundraising event ticket or table. Doing so could subject you and the managers of your fund to penalties, including, but not limited to, excise taxes and disqualification of the fund as a tax exempt entity. Prior to making a grant recommendation to the University of Chicago, please ensure that your intentions meet any guidelines or requirements of your individual donor advised fund as suggested by your fund’s managers.
If needed when making a grant recommendation, provide the TIN (taxpayer identification number) 36-2177139. This TIN may be used for gifts supporting any part of the University, including the Medical Center.
For more information, please see this FAQ piece.