Year-End Gifts

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2017 Year-End Giving Guidelines

To receive the most of your tax benefits depends on timing. Take the following steps to complete your 2017 gift to SIU by year end.

IMPORTANT: The last date to complete many gifts is Friday, December 29, 2017.

Your gift by check:

US Postal Service

  • Make certain your check is dated on or before December 31, 2017.
    • Mail through the U.S. Postal Service postmarked on or before December 31, 2017.
    • Gift checks mailed with a postmark and check date on or before December 31, 2017, will be included in 2017 regardless of when they are received at SIU Foundation.

Other Delivery

  • Make certain your check is dated on or before December 31, 2017.
    • Ship via FedEx, UPS, or other shipper so that it is received at SIU Foundation’s Office by 11 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017.
    • Gift checks delivered by any method other than sent through the U.S. Postal Service are effective as of the date received at SIU Foundation.

The address for mailing, shipping, or hand-delivery of your check:

Southern Illinois University Foundation
1235 Douglas Drive
Mail Code 6805
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Questions about your gift by check? Email siuf@foundation.siu.edu or call 618/453-4900