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Ways to Give

Giving to NLU can take many forms, from cash donations to securities and trusts. Whichever method you choose, you may support the University’s greatest needs with an unrestricted gift, or you may designate your gift to support a specific initiative.

Check or Credit Card

You can make a credit card gift online at our secure web site, or call us at (312) 261-3166. To give by check, please make your check payable to National Louis University and mail it to:

National Louis University
Office of Institutional Advancement
122 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603


A gift of securities is an easy way to contribute to NLU—and it can result in special tax savings for you. If you're considering using securities to support the University, we encourage you to consult with your financial advisor and NLU’s Office of Institutional Advancement.

Planned Gifts

When you include NLU in your estate plans through a bequest, trust, retirement plan or other form, you leave a meaningful legacy for generations to come. Some planned gifts even provide income for yourself or for a loved one and there can be significant tax advantages to certain gifts.

Personal Property

There can be tremendous benefits to donating your home, vacation home, or collectable to the University.  Please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement and your financial advisor when you are ready to discuss such a gift.


National Louis University can benefit significantly from in-kind gifts such as office equipment or professional services such as printing or consulting. If you or your business can make such a gift, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match charitable contributions made by their employees or even retirees. To find out if your company participates you can contact your Human Resources Office or ask us and we will do the research for you.  This is a tremendous way to increase the impact of your gift.

Questions? Contact Us

Never hesitate to contact the Office of Institutional Advancement with any questions about estate planning, volunteering or how to make the biggest impact with your donation. We appreciate your generosity, and we’re here to help. Please call Danielle LaPointe at 312.261.3166 or e-mail at


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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