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Ways to Give


Donate Online

Please click here to visit our online donation page.

Donate by Mail

Please mail checks to:

              University Circle Inc.
              Attn: Advancement Department
              10831 Magnolia Drive
              Cleveland, OH 44106

Donate by Phone

Please give us a call at 216-791-3900. Thank you for your patience. As we continue to work remotely, we aim to return all calls on the same business day.

Planned Giving

To support our programming and initiatives into the future and to ensure that your gifts will have a lasting impact on the causes you care about, please consider including University Circle Inc. in your will, or as a beneficiary of a trust, life insurance policy, or IRA. If you would like more information on any of these forms of giving, we would be happy to assist you.

A Gift of Stock

Donations of stock are a great way to maximize your tax benefits and achieve your philanthropic goals. To make a gift of stock please contact us and provide your name, the securities, and the number of shares, or the approximate value of the shares you intend to transfer. At that time, we can provide you or your broker account information and the final steps to complete the transfer.

Donor-Advised Funds

Recommend a gift to UCI today! Donor-Advised Funds (DAF) are a great way to achieve your philanthropic goals and make donating non-cash gifts simple. On occasion, sponsoring DAF organizations do not share donor information, so please contact us when you have made a gift recommendation so we can thank you and ensure your gift gets applied to the fund or program you intend.

Retirement Distributions

Over the age of 70?  If so, you are eligible to make a qualified charitable distribution from an IRA account. This tax-savvy way to give can help you achieve your philanthropic and financial goals. On occasion, IRA distributions do not include donor information, so please contact us when you have initiated a gift so we can thank you and ensure your gift is applied to the fund or program you intended.  

Donate a Car

Have an unwanted car?  Consider donating it.  University Circle Inc. has partnered with the nonprofit CARS to make donating an unwanted car easy for both the donor and us. To get started, visit https://careasy.org/nonprofit/university-circle.  If you have any questions, please contact Emily McConnell at emily.mcconnell@universitycircle.org or 216-707-4661.

Corporate Giving

Become an Event Sponsor

UCI tailors sponsorship opportunities to best fit individual marketing and community relations objectives. This can range from low-cost sponsorships for logo impressions to higher-end sponsorships including onsite presence and exclusive experiential opportunities. We will work with you to highlight your business and help you achieve your marketing and philanthropic goals. Click here to learn more.

Join Circle Champions

Circle Champions is a committed group of Cleveland businesses investing in UCI’s vision to be a vibrant and complete neighborhood without borders. To learn more about Circle Champions opportunities, please contact Emily McConnell at emily.mcconnell@universitycircle.org or 216-707-4661.


Become a Program Partner

Corporate gifts and grants can have a dramatic impact on the University Circle community. Your support would help provide educational programming to the 20,000 pre-k to senior adult learners served through UCI’s four education programs. You could assist UCI in its role as a resource and convener for the neighborhood and small businesses, through the Greater Circle Business Alliance, NextStep, and financial literacy programs. You can help keep University Circle a safe and welcoming place by supporting UCI’s transportation demand management initiatives or by supporting the UCPD, a national model for community policing that emphasizes community outreach and communication. For more information and to discuss the UCI programs and initiatives that will help you achieve your corporate and philanthropic goals, please contact Emily McConnell at emily.mcconnell@universitycircle.org or 216-707-4661.


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