Donate

You can support the Friends of the Observatory by making a donation. Consistent with the mission of the Friends, donations will be used to preserve the building and instruments and to enhance its educational, cultural and economic value for the people of Illinois.

You can make a donation by visiting http://www.astro.illinois.edu/giving/makeagift/ and select the Friends of the University of Illinois Observatory fund from the drop down menu. 

You can also donate through the University of Illinois Foundation or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Office of Development and designate the Friends of the University Observatory, account 340897.

Friends of the University of Illinois Observatory Fund

To make a gift, click on the "Continue" button below. You will be directed to the University of Illinois Foundation’s secure online giving site for your personal and credit card information. To clear all inputs and selections click "Start over."

Other Giving Options

You can also make a donation by mail or over the phone. Please designate your support for the Friends of the University of Illinois Observatory, fund 340897.

  • Make a donation by mail: Download the printable PDF form
  • Make a donation by phone: 217-333-7108 or 877-265-4910 (toll free)

If you would like to support the teaching, research, and service missions of the Astronomy Department, you can make a donation by visiting http://www.astro.illinois.edu/giving/makeagift/.

More information on donations to the University can be found at the University of Illinois Foundation, and at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Office of Development.

Matching Gifts—An Easy Way to Double or Triple Your Donation!

Many companies will match, even double or triple your gift to the University. Simply request and complete the Matching Gift Form from your company’s Human Resources Office, then mail it along with your gift check. See if your company has a matching gift program.

Thank you for your support!