Gifts of cash

Gifts of cash are the most immediate way to support the University’s important work. Making a cash gift to the University is easy. You can:

Give online

Use your credit card to make a single-payment or recurring (monthly, quarterly, 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 gift by check or send your credit-card information to:

University of Chicago
Gift and Record Services
5235 S. Harper Court
4th Floor
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 and Records Services (773.702.2401) of the gift and to reference the donor's name and the purpose of the gift in the wire-transfer instructions. Wire-transfer instructions are as follows:

The Northern Trust Company
Routing number: 071000152
Swift code: CNORUS44
For further credit to: The University of Chicago
Account number: 2725703

Please include whom the gift is from and the purpose of the gift.

Print a PDF version of the Wire Transfer Instructions.

Give via a donor-advised fund

Under Internal Revenue Code regulations, a donor advised fund cannot be used to satisfy a personal obligation (i.e. pledge). 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. For additional information or questions, please contact the Office of Gift Planning at 773.702.3130 or 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.


Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
5235 S. Harper Court
5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60615

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