Donating to Taft Campus

Tax-deductible, monetary donations can be made to support Lorado Taft Campus programs through the NIU Foundation. Visit the NIU Foundation website for more information. To go directly to the online donation option and make a donation, follow these steps.

  1. Visit https://foundation.myniu.com/give.php.
  2. Select the amount of the donation you wish to make.
  3. Select, "Click here to search available designations."
  4. Start typing, "Lorado Taft," into the search box. Click the box that pops up that says "Lorado Taft Field Campus - Outdoor Education Program."
  5. If desired, select the options below.
  6. Click, "Your Information" to proceed to making your gift. 

If you have something you think we could use, please contact the Campus Director at melcostello@niu.edu or at 815-732-2111, ext. 112. Past donations have included things like animal pelts and bones, 35mm film canisters, cross-country skis, and bird feeders. We have also had donations of time and resources and would welcome groups who are interested in conducting service projects on campus.

A bequest in a will or trust is the most common estate gift made to Northern Illinois University (NIU). Since a bequest is a gift at death, donors are not faced with giving money away during their lifetime which they may need for living expenses. Bequests to the NIU Lorado Taft Field Campus are relatively simple to make and come in many forms, the most common being a percentage of one’s estate. Visit the NIU Foundation's legacy planning page to find out how you can remember the Lorado Taft Field Campus in your estate plan.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Remember NIU Lorado Taft Field Campus in Your Estate Plan

Contact Us

Lorado Taft Field Campus
Melanie Costello, Campus Director
1414 North River Road
P.O. Box 299
Oregon, IL 61061
815-753-0205 or
815-732-2111
melcostello@niu.edu