Give to the UW

Gifts for the future

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

Use the gift calculator to calculate benefits from gift annuities, charitable trusts and retained life estates. With planning, you can receive an immediate income-tax deduction, provide yourself or someone else with an annual income and support the University of Washington in a meaningful way.


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

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.

Life Insurance or Retirement Assets

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.