Give to the UW

Planned giving

When you include the University of Washington in your estate plan, your generosity supports the preservation, advancement and dissemination of knowledge. Thank you for ensuring that the UW can impact those we serve well into the future.

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Gifts providing income to you

Charitable Gift Annuity

In exchange for a gift of cash, stocks or bonds, the UW will pay you and/or another a fixed income for life.

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Charitable Remainder Trust

You and the UW enter into a trust agreement. You contribute assets to the trust, the UW manages the assets for your benefit, and you receive income each year for life or a term of years.

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Gifts helping the UW today

IRA Charitable Rollover

The IRA Charitable Rollover provision allows individuals who have reached age 70½ to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA), without treating the distribution as taxable income. Also known as a Qualified Charitable Distributions.

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Real Estate

The UW considers accepting all forms of real property. These include residential, commercial and industrial properties, undeveloped land and ownership interests (e.g. limited partnerships).

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Gifts of appreciated securities such as shares of stocks, bonds, or mutual fund units.

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Charitable Lead Trust

A lead trust makes payments to the UW for a designated period of time. When the trust ends, the remaining assets are paid to you or other beneficiaries.

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Personal Property

Gifts of personal property, such as artwork, books, manuscripts, boats, and airplanes.

Gifts benefiting the UW in the future

Wills and Living Trusts

In as little as once sentence, you can leave a gift to the UW in your will or living trust that helps ensure that we continue our mission for years to come.

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Beneficiary Designations

You can name the UW as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement account and direct your future gift to the school, college or program of your choice.

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Our planned giving team would be happy to speak with you in confidence, with no obligation.

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