Choose your way to help students.

Thank you for choosing to partner with Concordia University Chicago to equip young women and men to serve with integrity, creativity, competence and compassion.

We provide a variety of giving methods that allow you to choose the most appropriate means for your circumstances and interests: 

  • Online
  • By Mail: Concordia University Chicago Foundation, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305
  • Or call 866-448-3867

Where to Give

Pillars Fund

Gifts to the Pillars Fund provide scholarship aid, improvements to educational facilities, and support for the university’s mission of service.

Linking Your Gifts with Concordia-Chicago's Greatest Needs

Reaching all corners of the institution, the Pillars Fund plays a role in every aspect of life at Concordia-Chicago. With your unrestricted gifts, Concordia University Chicago can continue to offer a campus setting where learning and Christ-centered living are harmoniously intertwined.

Your gifts to the Pillars Fund provide:

  • Crucial scholarship aid for deserving students
  • Support for the University’s mission
  • Resources to develop high-caliber academic programs
  • Essential funds to maintain a modern campus setting
  • Support to meet our greatest needs

Give to the Pillars Fund Today

Martin Luther Society

Help students prepare for a life following God’s calling in service to others. Concordia-Chicago aims to provide support and financial assistance to those pursuing the meaningful vocation of church work at the University.

Committed Support for Future Church Professionals

Concordia-Chicago is privileged to have prepared thousands to lead lives of service in our Lutheran churches and schools. For more than 155 years, Concordia University Chicago has remained true to its mission, equipping men and women to serve and lead with integrity, creativity, competence and compassion.

In 2000, the Martin Luther Society was formed with the mission to provide support and financial assistance to students pursuing church work. Too often, students and families are unable to cover the cost of four or more years of college education; therefore the Society works to guarantee that financial need will not prevent students from preparing for ministry.

With a gift for church work students, you will become a member of the Martin Luther Society and

  • Join a select group of partners who support the ministry of future church workers
  • Provide greatly needed funds for students who have a heart for service

With a single gift of $300 or more, you have the opportunity to honor a church worker you celebrate with a personalized letter and certificate.

Join the Martin Luther Society Today

Read the latest Martin Luther Society Newsletter

Please partner with Concordia University Chicago to fulfill the responsibility and opportunity we have to prepare future professional church workers. Join us in nurturing disciples for Christ.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Your gift to Concordia-Chicago can make an even larger impact by utilizing your employer’s matching gift program. Most companies will match dollar-for-dollar and some will even double or triple the amount. Participating companies may also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

See if your company matches gifts by contacting your Human Resources (HR) department.

Mail forms with your gift to:

Concordia University Chicago Foundation, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305

Or email:

Thrivent Choice

Eligible members can recommend where Thrivent distributes a portion of its charitable funding by directing Choice Dollars® to Concordia University Chicago.

Members (age 16 or older) are eligible if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have $800 or more in annual premiums of qualifying insurance products.
  • Have $20,000 or more in contract value on qualifying products.
  • Hold a qualifying Thrivent Financial volunteer leadership position.

For more information about this program and how to direct your dollars to Concordia, visit