Ways to Give

Thank you for investing in the mission of Rockford University. Your generosity makes it possible for the University to meet the needs of our students and highly competitive academic programs.

Credit Card Online

Rockford University accepts MasterCard, Visa, and Discover for convenient online giving. Simply click the button below to give through our secure giving page.


Please make checks payable to Rockford University. Mail to:

Rockford University
Office of Development
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL  61108

CryptoCurrency / Venmo / Paypal

It is now possible to give using CryptoCurrency, Venmo, and Paypal. Go to our secure online giving page and when you check out, choose the digital payment method that works best for you.

Donor Advised Funds

Many charitable people create a donor-advised fund (DAF) to support their favorite causes including their alma mater! Once established with a sponsor organization, donors make grant recommendations from their DAF that align with their interests. Please note that donors cannot receive a personal benefit from their DAF grantmaking to the University.


Gifts of personal property–non-monetary items such as art, books, equipment, collectibles, etc.–can also further the University’s mission. For more information, please contact the Development office.

Legacy Giving

From IRA to Z, We Have Everything You Need to Know. We are proud to be able to offer resources that can assist you in many ways–from understanding how changes to tax laws can impact your charitable rollovers, to planning for legacy giving. Please contact Linda Sandquist or click below to learn more.

Matching Gifts

Your employer might help increase your gift to Rockford University through a matching gift. Some companies match on a dollar-for-dollar basis, while others match two to one, or even three to one. You can request a match from your employer, contact our Development office—or see if your company will match your donation on our giving form here!

Payroll Deductions (RU Employees Only)

Faculty and staff can make charitable gifts to the university through automated payroll deductions.


Rockford University accepts gifts of securities, such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds. For more information, please contact the Development office.