Ways to Support WILL


To make a gift online, please click here.

To make a gift by phone, please call 217-244-9455.

To make a gift by check, please make your check payable to "Friends of WILL" and mail it to our secure lockbox: 

Friends of WILL
C/O University of Illinois Foundation 
P.O. Box 734500
Chicago, IL 60673-4500

Basic membership

Membership begins with a contribution of $40 or more. Learn more about giving to WILL and how to receive additional benefits, like our Patterns membership magazine and Passport.

More on Basic Membership

Sustained Giving

Sustainers give an automatic, recurring gift, (usually monthly) continuing until the donor wishes to make a change. Sustainers provide WILL with steady, reliable income, and for most of our members, it’s the easiest way to give.

More on becoming a sustainer

Leadership Giving

Vision Circle members contribute $1,000 or more each year to support WILL’s programs on TV, radio, online, and in the communities we serve. Discover more about the Vision Circle and its benefits.

More on Vision Circle membership

Wills and Estate Planning

Planned giving helps ensure that Illinois Public Media will continue connecting listeners and viewers with quality information and entertainment. If you’re interested, or are an attorney/financial planner needing more information on behalf of a client, get the full info.

More on Planned Giving


When you give stock, it gives back in tax benefits. When you donate appreciated stock you’ve held for more than a year, you can save tax two ways. First, you avoid capital-gains tax on the increase in value of your stock. Second, you receive a deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date you make the gift. Subtracting the tax savings from what you originally paid can result in a gift that costs just pennies on the dollar. For more information about giving stock to WILL, call Erin Lippitz at 217-300-2895.

Corporate Support

It’s not just individuals - businesses and organizations throughout central Illinois also support WILL via corporate underwriting. Find out how to get your message in front of WILL’s listeners and viewers.

Make an underwriting payment

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Matching gifts

Dozens of employers throughout Central Illinois offer to match your contribution to WILL. When you become a Friend of WILL with your annual contribution or other gift, your employer may match your contribution. That means your generosity goes twice as far.

See a complete list of employers who will match gifts to WILL

Membership Contact Information

If you have a question about your membership, thank-you gift, Patterns magazine, or anything else related to your Membership, call toll-free: 800-898-1065.