Benefits of Giving

A gift plan can provide you substantial tax benefits, especially when you give stock or real estate. Depending on your situation, you may save income taxes, capital gains taxes, probate expenses, and estate taxes.

How Your Gift Helps

Private support will help make NIU a first-choice destination for talented, determined young people who come with grit, imagination, and a hunger for learning. 

Inspiring Stories

Northern Illinois University Foundation is grateful for the support provided by donors who have made planned gifts to our Institution. Through their generosity, these individuals have demonstrated their commitment to the future of NIU Foundation through gifts that have created meaningful legacies. Here are some of their stories.

Join the Cornerstone Society

The Cornerstone Society honors generous donors whose estate plans benefit Northern Illinois University. Through their bequests and qualified deferred gifts, these generous and insightful donors provide for generations of NIU students. Their gifts are the cornerstone upon which the University grows.