Union Institute and University

Ways to Give

Giving to UI&U can be as simple as writing a check or as carefully planned as including Union in your estate plans.  No matter the gift, Union offers the support you need to make your gift memorable and to create the most impact.

Outright Gifts

Often, Union Institute & University alumni and friends find that giving an outright gift is a convenient and generous way to contribute to the futures of Union students. And, your cash contributions to Union are tax-deductible in the year they are made (subject to limitations per the IRS).

Donors may contribute to a wide variety of scholarship funds, which serve to financially support current Union Institute & University students as they work toward a college degree; to the university’s endowment; or to the Union Institute & University Annual Fund, which supports critical university operations, such as program innovation and technology support.

If you wish to donate now, you can give online using the UI&U Online Giving Form. You may also complete the UI&U Donor Form and send both the form and donation, in the form of a check, credit card payment, or cash donation to:

Union Institute & University
Attn:  Annual Fund
440 E. McMillan Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

Giving Levels

  • Visionary Society: $75,000 and above
  • Cornerstone Council: $45,000-74,999
  • Legacy Society: $25,000-$44,999
  • Founder’s Circle: $15,000-24,999
  • Trustee’s Circle: $10,000-14,999
  • President’s Council: $5,000-9,999
  • Provost’s Roundtable: $2,500-4,999
  • Dean’s Society: $1,000-2,499
  • Scholars: $500-999
  • Mentors: $100-499
  • Learning Partners: Up to $99

Planned Giving

By including Union in your financial and estate plans, you may increase your current income and provide future support for areas of the university important to you. By engaging in planned giving, you may be able to make a larger gift than you might have thought possible – while also benefiting your own financial situation. Please contact your financial advisor or a Union Institute & University development officer to discuss the many benefits to planned giving.

Matching Gifts

Have you asked your supervisor if your company matches charitable donations? If not, be sure to do so! Many companies offer a matching gift program that could double or even triple your Union Institute & University contributions. Find out if your employer has a matching gift program and increase your contribution to Union today.


Thanks to the generosity of UI&U donors, our students currently benefit from scholarship awards from several endowed or donor-restricted scholarship funds.  However, there is always substantial need, and your contribution to one of the scholarship funds listed below could provide access to education for students who may not otherwise have the wherewithal to complete their degrees.  If you choose to support a UI&U scholarship, simply include the scholarship name in your gift designation.

Undergraduate Scholarship Funds:

Bachelor of Arts Scholarship Fund:
Bachelor of Arts students

Bachelor of Science Scholarship Fund:
Bachelor of Science students

International Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund:
Undergraduate and graduate students

M.K. and Kamala Mitra Scholarship Fund:
Bachelor of Science and doctoral students

Graduate Scholarship Funds:

Stephanie Johnson Union Institute & University Doctoral Scholarship Fund:
Doctoral students enrolled in the Union Institute & University Ph.D., Ed.D., or Psy.D. program

Bates Fund for Social Activists:
Doctoral students committed to social change

Fontaine Maury Belford Scholarship Fund:
Doctoral students exhibiting innovative or ground-breaking work in their field

Robert T. Conley Scholarship Fund:
Doctoral students pursuing an Ed.D., specializing in educational leadership

Christine R. Day Business Scholarship Fund:

Doctoral students pursuing business-related studies

John M. Haynes Scholarship Fund:
Doctoral students studying conflict resolution

International Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund:
Undergraduate and graduate students

Daniel J. Ransohoff Scholarship Fund:
Doctoral students studying the social sciences

Agnes Rettig Scholarship Fund:

Doctoral students exhibiting a creative drive and personal initiative

Aaron and Roslyn Wallace Scholarship Fund:

Master’s or doctoral students pursuing studies in health and wellness

For more information regarding your tax-deductible gift to Union Institute & University, contact development@myunion.edu.