Ways to Give


The reputation and strength of the College of DuPage depends on generous and visionary donors including alumni, parents, friends, COD faculty, staff and retirees, and the community.

Through gifts at all giving levels, you express confidence in the philosophy, mission and goals of College of DuPage and our community. Gifts enhance opportunities for students, faculty and the community.

Your gift can take many shapes. The Foundation team is happy to assist you in finding the type of gift that best meets your philanthropic interests. 

It is because of generous supporters like you that our student experience continues to grow. Your involvement makes all the difference for students today and well into the future. Thank you for all you do. You can make a difference for the areas of COD that mean the most to you

Give Online

Gifts can be made securely through the online donation form, using your credit card.

Recurring Gifts

What is a recurring gift? A recurring gift is an ongoing, specific gift amount determined by a donor that is charged monthly to a donor’s credit card. Your recurring gifts will be a dependable source of support that COD can count on throughout the year.

How do I sign up? You can sign up securely through the online donation form, for as little as $5 each month by selecting recurring gift under Additional information. Your credit card will be charged the designated amount monthly until you notify us otherwise.

Program Benefits
Spreading your support throughout the year is a convenient way to include your donations into your personal budget. Monthly giving is the most cost-efficient way to deliver your support.

Great satisfaction. You will know you are helping COD provide an exceptional student experience each month.

Convenience. When you participate in the COD Foundation’s Recurring Gift Program, your gift will appear each month on your credit card. We will send you a calendar year-end tax receipt each January to help in your tax preparations.

Reduced paperwork and administrative expenses. Automatic monthly payments mean more of your donation goes to where it is needed most.

Flexibility. If for any reason you wish to increase, decrease, discontinue your gifts, or change the credit card being charged, just email the COD Foundation at foundation@codfound.org or call (630) 942-2462 and we will gladly accommodate you.

Checks/Money Orders/Cash

Making a donation of cash is as simple as writing a check or authorizing a charge on your credit card. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the College of DuPage Foundation. You will receive a charitable tax deduction that can provide you with savings on your current year’s tax return.

Checks may be mailed to:

College of DuPage Foundation
PO Box 4866
Wheaton, IL 60189

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

Stocks, bonds or mutual funds that have increased in value and have been held for more than one year are one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving. By making a gift of appreciated assets, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets and they are tax deductible for the full fair market value when the gift is made. If you own securities that have lost value, you can sell the stock, take a capital loss deduction, and make a gift to the Foundation.  Please notify the College of DuPage Foundation team when making a gift of stock, to allow us to allocate the proceeds of the stock sale to the proper fund, according to your wishes.

Electronic Transfer Information:

DTC Stock Donations

Schwab Client Account number: 3546-1099
DTC# 0164 Code 40

Fedwire Monies

Wire to: Citibank NA, 111 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
ABA #: 021000089
FBO: Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. A/C #: 40553953
For further credit to Schwab Client Account #: 3546-1099

Physical Delivery of Securities/Stock Certificate Information:

For hard copy stock certificates, the following original forms are required, in addition to the original certificate.

The following forms are required for a Certificate Stock Donation:

Please note, these forms apply only for individual/joint stock holders.

Schwab Client Account number: 3546-1099
Tax ID Number: 94-1737782

Mail to:
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
AS Document Control
P.O. Box 982600
El Paso, TX 79998-2600

Overnight Mailing Address:
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
AS Document Control
1945 Northwestern Drive
El Paso, TX 79912

Gifts of Insurance 

Donors may give new or existing policies to the Foundation. If the Foundation is the owner of the policy, the donor may make gifts that are tax deductible to the Foundation for the purposes of paying the premiums. 

For more information on planned giving, visit the Planned Giving Portal

Gifts of Retirement Assets 

Most people do not use off of their retirement assets during their lifetime. A gift of retirement assets, from your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension or other tax deferred plan, could make an excellent way to give back thanks to special tax considerations. Retirement plan beneficiary designations can be changed at any time by contacting your investment manager, or by logging into your retirement account and changing the beneficiary and gift percentage online.

For more information on planned giving, visit the Planned Giving Portal

Gifts of Real Estate 

The College of DuPage Foundation Board of Directors and/or the College of DuPage Board of Trustees approve all gifts of real estate. Gifts of real estate may include developed property, undeveloped property, or gifts subject to a prior life interest. The property must be without environmental concerns and generally readily marketable. 

To learn more about the process of donating real estate to the Foundation, please contact Karen Kuhn. For more information on planned giving, visit the Planned Giving Portal

Gifts In-Kind

Gifts in kind are non-cash contributions of goods or services. COD receives a variety of in-kind gifts which include artwork, supplies, cars, uniforms, computer hardware and more. To determine if your donation qualifies, please contact us today. 

Contact the Foundation at (630) 942-2462 for more information.

Employee Giving Program

College of DuPage staff and faculty have the opportunity to support the efforts of the College through payroll deductions of any amount. For more information, visit the Employee Giving page. 

Car Donation

Do you have an old or unneeded car, truck, boat or other vehicle sitting in your driveway, or taking up space in your garage? Consider donating it the Foundation. To learn how to donate your vehicle, please contact the Foundation team.

Opportunities for Support

There are many funds from which to choose, including more than 140 scholarship funds and nearly 50 different program funds!  

View Available Funds

Contact us if you don't see a fund that suits your needs!

College of DuPage Foundation
425 Fawell Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Phone: (630) 942-2462 
Email: foundation@codfound.org
Federal Tax ID: 23-7011835



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