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Ways to Give

Give Online

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Dallas Colburn and/or Nathanael Madison, a special Architecture scholarship has been established in their names. Please visit the Colburn / Madison Scholarship Fund site using our Project World Impact (PWI) giving platform. You may be asked to create a PWI account if you don't already have one.

Judson students currently have special areas of financial need (click the links to find out more information):

     Equal Access Student Scholarships

     Athletic Scholarships 

     Student Emergency Fund

     Student Success

     Judson Technology Fund

If you wish to give a gift to the annual fund or another specific area, please Click Here to Give Online 

Give by Phone

To make a gift over the phone, please contact the Judson University Office of Advancement during business hours by phone at 847-628-2080. Gifts can include, stock transfers, electronic transfers and credit card gifts.

Give through Mail

Send your gift to Judson University by using the address below.
    Judson University
    Office of Advancement
    1151 North State Street
    Elgin, IL 60123-1498

Memorial & Tribute Giving

A Memorial/Tribute Gift is a thoughtful way to honor a friend or relative while providing meaningful support to Judson University. Click here for a Memorial/Tribute Gift form.

The Annual Fund

Since 1963, Judson has represented the church at work in higher education equipping its students to become fully developed responsible citizens that work to make a positive impact in their community, nation and the world. Over 95% of Judson students need additional financial assistance above and beyond what is provided through government grants and loans. Through support of the Annual Fund, you assist in providing these additional funds through institutional aid to Judson students.

Restricted Funds

Would you like to support a specific area at Judson University? The University has established several restricted funds in order to provide our donors the ability to designate there gift toward a specific purpose. When you designate your gift toward a restricted fund, 100% of your gift goes toward the designated purpose. Learn more about Judson University Restricted Funds by calling the Office of Advancement at 847-628-2080.

University Endowment

Support of the Judson University Endowment is an investment in the future of the University. An endowment is an amount of money given to the University to establish a fund with the stipulation that funds are invested to earn annual interest rather than being spent immediately. A portion of the annual earnings are used to support the specific purpose designated by the donor such as student scholarships or program support. More Information


You or your organization can support Judson students in many ways. All sponsorships are developed to meet the individual needs of your business and designed to create a mutually beneficial, long-term relationship. Whether you support our student scholars or student athletes, your gift helps provide equal access to a quality, Christian education for students who otherwise may not be able to afford it on their own. Learn more about University SponsorshipsAthletic Sponsorships or World Leaders Forum Sponsorships using these links. To discuss more opportunities, please contact Kristen Egan at 847-628-2017.

Planned Giving

There are a variety of options that are available to donors who wish to support Judson University and also provide a life income for you and your spouse. To learn more about planned giving options, please contact Kristen Egan at 847-628-2017 or kristen.egan@judsonu.edu.

Non-traditional Gifts

Non-traditional gifts are classified as anything other than cash and readily marketable securities. These gifts, while more complex than others, can offer significant tax advantages and potentially greater charitable outcomes. To make a gift of non-traditional assets (securities, real estate, business interests, agricultural and oil/gas commodities), please contact Kristen Egan at 847-628-2017 or kristen.egan@judsonu.edu.

Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, it is declared that all donors have these rights.

  1. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers or employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for the donor’s name to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.
The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel (AAFRC), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Presidents Club

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