FAQs

How does the UW Foundation relate to the University of Washington?
The UW Foundation advances the mission of the University of Washington by seeking and securing private support for its programs in service to students and society. Gifts are applied to the UW fund or allocated as designated by the donor.

Where can I mail a check to support the UW?
The University of Washington Foundation
Box 359505
Seattle, WA 98195-9505
Make your check payable to the University of Washington Foundation and indicate which fund or program you wish to support.

How can I update my address?
Send an e-mail to UW Updates or call 800-326-7566, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific time.

What are the tax benefits of making a gift to the UW?
Your gift is tax-deductible as specified in IRS regulations. The University of Washington and the University of Washington Foundation (Tax ID# 94-3079432) are registered as charitable organizations with the Secretary of State, State of Washington. For more information, call 1-800-326-7566. Gifts of securities (Tax ID# 91-6001537) may have additional tax benefits. Learn more about making gifts of securities or download the step-by-step instruction sheet. Bequests, trusts and other planned gifts can offer significant tax benefits.

What calendar does the University of Washington use to recognize gifts?
The University of Washington recognizes gifts according to the University’s fiscal year, which runs from July 1 through June 30. Gifts received between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011, are counted as fiscal year 2011 gifts. Donors are recognized as University of Washington President’s Club members, as Benefactors or Laureates, depending on their annual contributions.

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