Give to the UW

FAQ

Why does the University of Washington need my gift?

Where can I mail a check to support the UW?

What are the tax benefits of a gift to the UW?

How can I view my giving history to the UW online?

How can I update my contact information?

What calendar does the University of Washington use to recognize gifts?

How do I specify that my gift is in honor or in memory of someone?

How can I determine if my company has a matching gift program?

Am I able to set up a monthly or recurring gift to the UW?

I am a UW faculty member or staff person.  May I use payroll deduction to support the UW?

I still can’t find an answer to my question.  What should I do next?

Why does the University of Washington need my gift?

Private support makes the difference between being good and being excellent. Gifts to the UW enrich student educational opportunities, support ground-breaking research, and strengthen programs that benefit the community and world at large. Annual gifts from alumni also improve  our national rankings; U.S. News and World Report considers alumni participation rates in giving when it ranks the nation’s best universities.

 

Where can I mail a check to support the UW?

Please make your check payable to the University of Washington Foundation and indicate which fund or program you wish to support.  You can mail your check to the following address.

University of Washington Foundation
Box 359505
Seattle, WA 98195

 

What are the tax benefits of a gift to the UW?

Your gift may be tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal tax purposes as allowed by IRS regulations.  The UW Foundation’s federal tax id is 94-3079432.

Gifts of securities (tax id# 91-6001537) may have additional tax benefits.

 

How can I view my giving history to the UW online?

Please visit My UW Giving where you can track your giving history, print gift receipts and more.

 

How can I update my contact information?

You can update your information online, send an email to UW Updates or call 1-800-326-7566 from 8am to 5pm to update your information.  You can also update your information in My UW Giving.

 

What calendar does the University of Washington use to recognize gifts?

The UW recognizes gifts according to the University’s fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30.

 

How do I specify that my gift is in honor or in memory of someone?

You may make your gift in honor or in memory of a special person in your life when you make your gift online.  Please specify whether your gift is in honor or in memory of someone using the buttons provided on the giving form as you enter your personal information.

 

How can I determine if my company has a matching gift program?

You can look up your employer using our matching company form.  Some companies will double or even triple your contribution to the UW and some will even match retirees!

 

Am I able to set up a monthly or recurring gift to the UW?

Yes, you may choose this type of gift when you make your gift online.  On the giving form, just below your gift amount, you may select your gift frequency.  You will have the option for a one-time, monthly, or recurring gift.

 

I am a UW faculty member or staff person.  May I use payroll deduction to support the UW?

Yes, payroll deduction is available to UW employees.  Please visit our faculty and staff page to learn more.

 

I still can’t find an answer to my question.  What should I do next?

Please contact us via email at give2uw@uw.edu or phone at 1-800-326-7566 or 206-685-1980. We are here to help!