Ways to Give
There are a number of ways you can give to the college, including planned giving, endowments, and matching gifts. Many people are surprised to learn that smart estate planning can take advantage of gift planning strategies with many attractive benefits, such as increased income, reduced taxes, and an opportunity to see their gift at work.
Planned gifts or estate gifts are an effective way to manage your affairs, plan for the future, and make a meaningful gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine. Common gift planning strategies include bequests, charitable gift annuities or remainder trusts, donor advised funds, life insurance benefits, or real property. Many WSU alumni and friends consider including the College of Veterinary Medicine in their estate plan so they can continue their annual gift in perpetuity or to make a special gift not possible during their lifetime.
A gift establishing an endowment creates a lasting legacy in your name or the name of someone you wish to honor. An endowed fund designated to the College of Veterinary Medicine and managed by the WSU Foundation provides perpetual annual support for the priority of your choice. Your endowment will only be used for the purpose you designate.
Many employers will match their employees’ gifts to Washington State University. Some employers will even match the gifts of retired employees, spouses, parents, and board of director members. All matched funds will be designated to the area in which you originally contributed your gift.
Gifts of Stock
Gifts of marketable stocks or mutual fund shares that have appreciated can have an immediate impact on a program in the College of Veterinary Medicine while creating a favorable income tax deduction for you based on the assets’ current value.
IRA Charitable Rollover
A gift to the Washington State University Foundation directly from your IRA is a tax-smart way to support your favorite WSU program. Is an easy and convenient way to make a gift from one of your major assets and can be excluded from your gross income (a tax-free gift).
For more information, visit the WSU Foundation.