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 Club

UW President Ana Mari Cauce is pleased to acknowledge the generosity of donors who make generous annual contributions of $2,000 or more* in a fiscal year through membership in the President’s Club. Members receive complimentary UW Alumni Association membership, recognition in the annual Report to Contributors, invitations to special events, including the President’s Club reception, and number of other special acknowledgements. *Alumni younger than 35 are welcomed as President’s Club Young Leaders when they give $1,000 or more; those younger than 30 are welcomed for gifts of $500 or more.



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 with special recognition. These lifetime advocates — the UW Laureates — are recognized at the annual Recognition Gala, are included on the Donor Wall in Suzzallo Library and 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 are making 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 them as members of this special society.

There is no minimum gift level, and membership is lifetime, complimentary and over 2,700 strong!

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 volunteer efforts of time, service and philanthropy have encouraged others to similarly support the University of Washington.

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.