Give to the UW


Thank you for your generosity and your commitment to the University of Washington. By giving to what you care about through the University, you’re making Washington — and the world — a better place. We thank you for your support and are pleased to recognize your kindness.

The President’s Circle

No matter how you support the UW personally, we welcome you to The President’s Circle as an expression of our gratitude for your total gift of $2,000 or more annually. This may be accomplished through a single gift to a school or program or through a combination of gifts to various initiatives, such as medical research, athletics, the arts or all of the above. Give annually at this level to whatever means the most to you, and you will have a special place in our donor community.

Donors 35 and younger are welcomed into The Young President’s Circle for contributions totaling $500 or more in one fiscal year.


Extraordinary generosity equals extraordinary impact — on the lives of UW students, on the future of our community and on the world. The UW honors the selfless generosity of supporters who have made lifetime gifts and pledges totaling $1 million and up with special recognition. These lifetime advocates, the UW Laureates, are recognized at the Annual Recognition Gala and on the Donor Wall in Suzzallo Library, and they receive complimentary parking on the Seattle campus.

UW Benefactors

The support of leadership donors is far-reaching, improving the lives of countless people in our community and around the world who benefit from the UW’s teaching, research and outreach programs.

The University pays special tribute to those outstanding individuals who have given or pledged $100,000-$999,000, recognizing them as Benefactors.

Henry Suzzallo Society

The Henry Suzzallo Society honors and celebrates the alumni and friends who make a commitment to support the University through a planned gift. The UW is pleased to acknowledge commitments made through a bequest, annuity, trust, life insurance policy or other deferred gift by recognizing these donors as members of this special society.

There is no minimum gift level, and lifetime membership for our 2,700+ members is complimentary.

Gates Volunteer Service Award

The Gates Volunteer Service Award is presented annually by the University of Washington and the UW Foundation to recognize and honor individuals whose long-term contributions of time, service and philanthropy have encouraged others to support the UW as well.

Recipients of the Gates Volunteer Service Award exemplify the highest standards of service to the University of Washington, modeled by the singular vision and generosity of the William H. Gates family, whose volunteer service, commitment of time and philanthropy continues to advance the work of the UW in profound and enduring ways.