Give to the UW

Gifts for the future

These deferred gifts ensure that future generations will benefit from your generosity and legacy.


You can include a gift to the UW in your will or trust.

  • Important Will information
  • Gifts through A Will or Living Trust brochure (PDF)
  • Questions about bequests?
  • Retained Life Estates

    You can contribute your residence, vacation home or farm now, while retaining the right to use and occupy the property for life. At your death, the UW will own the property in its entirety.

  • Retained Life Estates brochure (PDF)
  • Use the Gift Calculator to estimate benefits of a Retained Life Estate gift
  • Questions about retained life estates?
  • Retirement Assets and Life Insurance

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

  • Gifts of Retirement Plan Assets brochure(PDF)
  • Gifts of Life Insurance brochure(PDF)
  • Questions about gifts of retirement assets or life insurance?
  • Bank or Brokerage Accounts

    Make the University of Washington a beneficiary of a bank or brokerage account. Upon your death, assets in these accounts are passed to beneficiaries without going through probate.

    Payable-on-Death (POD) accounts allow you to name the UW as a beneficiary of your bank or credit union savings account, checking account, or CD. A similar arrangement called a Transfer-on-Death (TOD) account allows you to name the University of Washington as a beneficiary of your stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

    What you will need:
    Although forms will differ from one financial institution to the next, you will need our legal name and address:

    Board of Regents
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Box 359515
    Seattle, WA 98195-9515
    Tax ID Number: 91-6001537

  • Questions about gifts of bank or brokerage accounts?