Giving to the OSP-College Prep

Your Gift Matters

GIfts to the Office of Special Programs-College Prep provide scholarships, programming support, supplies, academic and cultural enrichment activities.

You may make a gift to the program by going to the University of Chicago's Make A Gift page and select Office of Special Programs at the Area of Support tab.

Here are some other ways you can give:

Monetary contributions payable to OSP-CP Volunteering Combined Charities - If your employer participates in the Combined Charities Campaign, you may go to their website, complete the pledging process, and specify ID# 996-0012 to indicate that your donation should go to OSP-CP.

Matching Grants

Thousands of companies and corporate foundations match the gifts of their employees to nonprofit institutions such as the University of Chicago. In fact, more companies match gifts to higher education than any other type of charitable giving. Gifts of securities, in addition to gifts of cash, are also often eligible for matching. Use our matching-gift look-up tool to find out if your company has a matching gift policy.

Matching gift benefits can double, sometimes triple, the value of your gift, while supporting the same program(s) that you support, and are credited to you. Retirees, employee spouses, board members, and officers are included in some programs, so inquire about eligibility.

If your company has a matching gift program, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. Matching gift forms are most often found in Human Resources, but are increasingly available on company intranet sites or other online formats.

If you have already sent your gift, it may not be too late to qualify for matching dollars this year. Send a completed form to:

Office of Special Programs-College Prep
Gift and Record Services
950 E. 61st Street
Suite 053
Chicago, IL 60637
fax: 773.702.0189

The Office of Special Programs is conducting is annual appeal to raise money for scholarships to help provide more students access and a more complete higher education.