Ways to Give | Southwestern Illinois College

Your gifts provide scholarships and/or enhancements for academic and cultural activities affiliated with Southwestern Illinois College which are not part of the ongoing operational expenses of the college.

Types of Gifts

  • Cash
  • Appreciated Stock
  • Mutual Funds
  • Marketable Real Estate
  • Bonds
  • Life Insurance
  • Bequests
  • Gift Annuity
  • IRAs

Online Giving

You have the choice to designate a specific fund for your gift or to give to an unrestricted fund where the gift will be used where needed most. If you would like to contribute to an existing scholarship fund, please click on the drop down arrow to pick from our list of scholarships. If you don’t see the fund listed, please go to the bottom of the list, select “other,” and enter the name of the fund in the dialogue box that pops up.

Give Online

Mail In

Please print and complete the donation form and mail it to:
Southwestern Illinois College
Foundation Office
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221

Gift Form

Learn how an IRA donation can benefit you and SWIC

At the SWIC Foundation, we truly value each and every supporter. To ensure you receive the best gifting experience, we have partnered with Gifting Insider™ to utilize the Best Interest Gifting™ (B.I.G.) platform. Through B.I.G., our donors over the age of 70.5 will receive a variety of benefits when gifting to the Foundation through their Legacy IRA®:

  • Eliminate tax owed on your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)
  • Potentially lower Medicare premiums due to lower adjusted gross income (AGI)
  • Ensures accurate tax filing of Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs)
  • Helps preserve after-tax money for your family
  • Your family remains in control of their individual retirement assets

Not only do you receive these benefits, but the process is also simple and streamlined.

You can make a Legacy IRA® donation by working with your current financial advisor or by working with a certified Legacy IRA® advisor. Click here to get started.

Check out this short informational video for a better understanding of how an IRA donation can benefit you!

Questions? Want to find out if you qualify? Contact us today at foundation@swic.edu.

Employee Giving

If you would like to consider making a commitment to support the Employee Giving Campaign, complete the pledge form and return it to the Foundation Office. Every donation gift is important!

Pledge Form

More Information

The Foundation is available to answer your questions. Please contact us at 618-235-2700, ext. 5215. You may also email us your question at foundation@swic.edu and we will get back to you immediately.