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Planned Giving

The UW Foundation’s planned giving staff assists donors in integrating charitable gifts into their financial, tax, and estate planning objectives, maximizing benefits to both donors and the University of Wyoming. Planned gifts may provide donors with an immediate tax deduction and other benefits such as life income, continued use of gift property, or elimination of capital gains tax.

Planned Giving Maximizes Benefits for Everyone

Planned giving is supporting UW with a gift through your will or trust or another estate planning tool—a charitable gift annuity or retirement plan beneficiary designation, for example. The process can be fairly straightforward and tailored to your needs. You can provide for your family while also satisfying your charitable goals. This could be the opportunity to make your ultimate gift to UW. You can make a difference in the lives of others—including UW in your estate plans will make a difference and impact the world.

Charles and Sandy Ksir

IRAs are more than just tax-efficient retirement plans. They can also be used to support the University of Wyoming. UW Professor Emeritus Charles Ksir, Department of Psychology, and his wife Sandy, formerly a physical therapist at Ivinson Memorial Hospital, use their IRA to support the Ksir Research Fellowship, the fund they established to support students in psychology. They also support Education, UW Athletics, and the arts, among other things.

Keith and Pat Bailey

Keith and Pat Bailey of Saratoga have many areas of interest at UW. They use an IRA to support the Bailey Energy MBA Scholarship. Established in 2013, the Energy MBA encompasses the College of Business, School of Energy Resources, and energy industry leaders. The Baileys and the Williams Foundation established a fund, the Williams Scholars, that supports women student-athletes in STEM disciplines—science, technology, engineering, and math. They also support the American Heritage Center, among other things.

Monty Kehl

Monty Kehl is a 1983 graduate in petroleum engineering but has spent much of his career in financial advisory consulting with a focus on industry, manufacturing, natural resources, and energy. He is the managing director of Huron, consultants who help their clients drive growth, enhance performance, and sustain leadership in the markets they serve. Monty along with his husband Craig Wilbanks are remembering UW in their estate through the Kehl- Wilbanks Scholarship that will be used to recruit students to UW from western Nebraska.

Contact For More Information

Brett Befus

Brett Befus

Associate Vice President for Development
Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center
307-766-4259 |

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