How to Contribute to Econ Illinois

How to Contribute to Econ Illinois

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.

General Donation

General donations can be made by mailing a check to:
Econ Illinois
Northern Illinois University
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb IL 60115

Donations can be made with a credit card through PayPal. 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

Examples of appreciated assets include stocks or real estate. You can deduct the fair market value of your donated asset and pay no capital gains tax on the increased value.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts allow you to combine your philanthropic goals with your financial needs while supporting Econ Illinois. Through a planned gift, you can realize significant income and tax-saving benefits while helping Econ Illinois in our mission. Econ Illinois’ host institution, Northern Illinois University, provides our planned giving services.  For further information, and to confidentially discuss your specific financial circumstances, contact:

John P. Sentovich 
Director of Gift Planning
Northern Illinois University

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

Bequest Language

The official bequest language for Econ Illinois is: "I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to Econ Illinois (TAX ID # 36-2650453) [percentage of the estate or written amount or description of property] for [purpose]."

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results.

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:
Econ Illinois
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115


Econ Illinois, under our legal name Illinois Council on Economic Education, can earn a donation every time you search the internet and shop online!  Search the web with Yahoo-powered, and they'll donate every time you search.  Shop at more than 1,300 merchants including Amazon, Best Buy, Toys'R Us, and others and a percentage of your purchase will go to Econ Illinois.

Investing In Communities

Investing In Communities

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Econ Illinois takes the confidentiality of your information seriously. For this reason, we use the highest level of security technology when dealing with your credit card information. To guard against fraud, your information is securely encrypted and automatically passed directly to the financial network for processing. At no time is this information made available to any other party.

For donation questions or assistance, contact:

Econ Illinois