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Giving to ACI

Now, more than ever, your donations and gifts to ACI are needed! The COVID-19 emergency is putting college students, and ACI member colleges and universities, at risk. When students return this fall, demand for scholarships and other financial support will be higher than ever, especially for low- and middle-income families who have absorbed the financial shock caused by COVID-19.

Please give to ACI and its programs that support underserved students. Make your donation online, by check or money order, through matching gifts or other ways. Please scroll down and choose your giving preference.

Online Donations

To make a online donation with a credit card, debit card or via PayPal, please indicate your gift designation below. Next, complete the boxes with your name, email and phone number. Finally, click Donate to make your secure gift via PayPal. Thank you! (Scroll down and follow the instructions to pay by check or money order.)

Help low-income and middle-income students fund their college educations.

Student Success Initiatives
Help low-income, first-generation and students of color navigate the challenges of college to reach graduation.

College-to-Career Initiative
Provide career preparation and networking opportunities to underserved students.

Where it is Needed Most
Support the greatest needs of Associated Colleges of Illinois’ 27 members, serving more than 70,000 students


Checks and Money Orders

Please make your check or money order payable to Associated Colleges of Illinois and mail to:

Executive Director
Associated Colleges of Illinois
70 East Lake Street, Suite 1418
Chicago, IL 60601

Matching Gifts 

You can increase the impact of your gift to ACI through participating in your company’s matching gift program. Many companies will match employee contributions dollar-for-dollar. Check with your Human Resources Department for your company’s matching gift policy.

More Ways to Give

ACI accepts charitable gifts from corporations, private foundations, donor-advised funds, and gifts of securities and bequests.

Please contact Mick Weltman for more information about giving opportunities at 312-263-2391, ext. 1, or


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Associated Colleges of Illinois is a not-for-profit corporation exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible as provided by law. ©2021 Associated Colleges of Illinois

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