Faculty & Staff Insider

November 15, 2016

Faculty Staff Retiree Endowment Matching Program

Each day, you contribute to the learning and growth that are integral to every UW student’s Husky Experience, and you see firsthand how transformational that experience really is. Your work as teachers, mentors, supporters and advocates is inspiring. In fact, it inspired the creation of the Faculty Staff Retiree Endowment Matching Program.

Tuesday is National Philanthropy Day, which offers a chance to highlight this matching program, launched in celebration of the University’s most ambitious philanthropic campaign. It was created to honor our wonderful faculty, staff and retirees for their commitment to students. The program commits $5 million to matching any gift by current and former University employees to endowed scholarships and graduate fellowships at a 50 percent rate on gifts up to $250,000.

Many of you are already generous supporters of student scholarships and this matching program is our opportunity to amplify and honor your generous contributions. Your support makes a real difference in the lives of individual students and far beyond, creating opportunities for study abroad, public service internships, leadership opportunities, and educational and cultural experiences that open doors and broaden horizons for thousands of UW students. With this matching program, we aim to make your giving even more powerful.

The 50 percent match applies to gifts through June 2020 that support either pre-existing or newly created endowments to support student scholarships and fellowships. To learn more visit https://www.washington.edu/giving/fsrmatch/