University of Illinois Foundation
Increasing flexibility for donors by embedding cryptocurrency giving options into standard UIF business operations.

No longer an option just for five-figure+ gifts, Crypto’s solution created a new payment method for making gifts of popular cryptocurrencies as easy as using a credit card, appealing to the next generation of alumni and potential donors.

Crypto Status

Scale Active, cryptocurrency giving option is now available at

Crypto Team

Michelle Bolger

  • S19

Tod Courtney

  • S19

Brian McCall

  • S19

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