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Building a Foundation Through Giving

Make a difference with your financial support

Thank you for your interest in financially supporting Benedictine University. Your gift will make a significant difference in the lives of our students. Whether your support is directed to the Mission Fund, our scholarships, our facilities or to improving student life, you make it possible for Benedictine students to receive the financial help they need to continue their education.

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Define Your Gift

Lisle Athletics

When you give to Athletics...

Your support for our colleges and academic programs demonstrates your faith in our commitment to outstanding quality and continued growth. The support for BenU athletics, helps us provide opportunities for our student athletes that lead to formative experiences in both Lisle and Mesa.
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When you give to Scholarships...

Your commitment to Benedictine scholarships will have a lasting impact on today's students and help to ensure they have the opportunity to pursue their education without financial struggle or incurring excessive debt.
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When you give to Facilities + Student Life...

Technological advancements and changes in lab facilities often require the upgrading of existing structures or the construction of new ones. Benedictine University has made significant investments in our facilities over the past few years, but we still need to do more.
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Give to the Benedictine University Mission Fund

Our Mission Fund assists students who are working toward earning a degree but encounter hardship during their time here. A family emergency or unexpected expense can derail a student and limit their educational opportunities. The Mission Fund provides them a safety net, ensuring they can continue their education.

Student Testimonials

The Benedictine Mission Fund can have a lasting impact on a student’s life. Listen to the stories of three BenU alumni about how the Fund helped them during their college years.

Mission Fund: Alumni

Ways to Give

Online Payment

Benedictine encourages donors to easily and securely give online, using Benedictine University’s Online Giving Form.

By Phone

Benedictine accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. You can email or call our gift processor at (630) 829-6303 to make your secure credit card gift over the phone.

Mail a check

Enclose a check payable to “Benedictine University.” In the check’s memo section, please designate the allocation of the gift. You may mail your check to the address below.

Recurring giving

You can set up an automatic recurring gift as an easy, flexible and green way to make an impact that also works for your budget and schedule. You can customize your options over the phone or online. Employees of Benedictine University can make a recurring gift through payroll deduction.

Employer matching

If you work for a matching gift organization, your personal gift may trigger further support for Benedictine’s students and faculty — increasing your impact. You may remit your employer-matching gift to the address below.

Planned gifts

Few honors are greater to Benedictine University than inclusion in one’s estate plans. If you have remembered Benedictine with a planned gift or if you would like information about how to do so, you may contact Senior Development Officer Eric Solberg at [email protected] or (630) 829-6497.

Stock transfer

Giving appreciated stock is tax-wise for some donors. Consult your financial advisor to see if this option may be right for you. For assistance on transferring stock, contact Senior Development Officer Eric Solberg at [email protected] or (630) 829-6497. We also highly encourage you to alert the University of your impending stock gift so that we may properly acknowledge your contribution. You may contact Eric about this as well.

IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution Gifts

For donors who are taking required minimum distributions, a charitable IRA rollover gift may make sense. Contact your financial advisor to see if this option is right for you. You may also reach out to Senior Development Officer Eric Solberg at [email protected] or (630) 829-6497 for guidance and questions.

To mail in your donation, please use the address below:

Benedictine University
c/o Gift Coordinator
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

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