Ways to Give

Whether you are making a gift online, creating an endowed scholarship, or investing in the future of Oakton students with a planned gift, you can be assured that your generosity will help students achieve their educational dreams.

Because your support is so important to our student's success, we want to make giving as easy as possible. The various ways to give to Oakton’s Educational Foundation are outlined below.

Online Donations

Online giving is the easiest and most efficient way to support Oakton's students. Using a credit card or exchange-traded fund (ETF), you can designate how you'd like to see your donation used by the Foundation (for example, the Annual Fund). You can also designate your gift to recur on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis, or make a tribute gift in honor of an individual or organization. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover through our secure processing system.

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By Phone

You can also make a gift by credit card over the phone. Contact us at 847.635.1893. We will be happy to assist you.

Gifts by Check

You can send the Oakton Educational Foundation your donation by check. Download and complete the Donation Form (PDF) (498 KB) and mail it with your check to the Educational Foundation. Checks should be payable to the Oakton College Educational Foundation.

Qualified Charitable Donations (QCD)

In partnership with the Illinois Community College System Foundation (ICCSF), the Oakton College Educational Foundation can now accept Qualified Charitable Distributions from IRA accounts. For more information and to start the QCD process, please see our Qualified Charitable Donation Form.

Stock Transfer and Wiring Instructions

To transfer stock to the Oakton College Educational Foundation, follow the Transfer Stock instructions (PDF) ( 156 KB). Please notify the Educational Foundation office of the transfer within 24 hours so that we may confirm receipt and ensure the funds are directed according to your wishes.

For more information on the different ways of giving, contact the Educational Foundation at 847.635.1893 or foundation@oakton.edu.

Give to Oakton

The Oakton College Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. That means your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable. If you'd like to write off your donation, be sure to consult a certified public accountant or the IRS website to ensure you have the necessary paperwork.