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Fee Policy

The University of Wyoming Foundation funds its operation through advancement fees and a small amount of direct university support.

The UW Foundation’s goals are to elevate the level of private gifts supporting the University of Wyoming and to continuously improve the strength of the university endowment. These advancement fees help cover direct operating costs related to fundraising, gift processing, stewarding, and investing private contributions, and to provide the resources necessary to encourage greater philanthropic support for UW students, faculty, and programs.

Effective July 1, 2021, the UW Foundation will assess a 1.25% advancement fee on all gifts and on all appropriate non-gifts (such as royalties, fundraisers, ticket event sales, etc.).  Endowment funds are also assessed an annual fee of 1.25% (1.0% on funds provided by the State of Wyoming under its matching program) which is assessed quarterly based upon the market value of the funds.

Of the peer institutions with assets below $1 billion, more than 70 percent utilize a similar fee structure. In most cases, the UW Foundation fee is lower than its peer institutions.

The advancement fees do not affect the tax deductibility of charitable contributions. Donors will receive gift receipts for the full amount of their gifts.


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University of Wyoming Foundation

222 S 22nd Street

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-6300

Toll Free: 1-888-831-7795

Fax: 307-766-4045


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