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Annual Giving

Annual Giving is the only fundraising program of the university that reaches all alumni, friends of UW, students, and parents of students on a yearly basis. Its focus is on acquiring regular yearly contributions, thus creating a vital and dependable source of non-legislative support for Wyoming's university. You should be receiving invitations for annual giving in the mail.  If you are not, feel free to contact Candace Paradis, Director of Annual Giving, at (307) 766-3933 or candace@uwyo.edu to start receiving them and to make a gift, or you can give online.

 

Planned Giving

The UW Foundation's gift planning 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 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. With questions or if you are considering UW in your estate plans, contact Clayton Melinkovich, Associate Director of Planned Giving, at (307) 766-4259 or clayvich@uwyo.edu.

 

Corporate and Foundation Development

Some of the biggest impacts across the University of Wyoming campus have come from the support of corporations and foundations. Student by student, corporation- and foundation-supported scholarships have built a wealth of human capital. Gifts campus-wide have built buildings, created whole new programs, and underwritten research that changes the world as we know it. Contact Brett Befus, Director of Corporate Development, at (307) 766-1802 or bbefus@uwyo.edu or Katrina McGee, Director of Foundation Development, at (307) 766-4266 or kmcgee1@uwyo.edu.

 

In Memory

A gift in memory is particularly moving as it is a tribute to the life of someone special. The legacy of your loved one lives on in the lives of UW students. What a lasting tribute to that special person.

 

Establishing an Endowment

When people give a gift to the University of Wyoming, they often establish an endowment, as opposed to the funds going directly toward immediate needs. This is because an endowment is a way to extend the life of the gift. For questions about endowments or to establish one, contact John Stark, Senior Vice President for Development, at (307) 766-3930 or jdstark@uwyo.edu.

 

Named Gifts

Named gifts are a wonderful way to support the University of Wyoming and the students and programs that you love. Your named gift will help ensure that educational opportunities thrive for future generations, and it also will serve as a lasting tribute to you, your family, or a loved one. We welcome the opportunity to name in your honor and as a perpetual expression of thanks. Named gift opportunities include facilities or programs or endowed chairs, among other things. For questions about named gifts, contact John Stark, Senior Vice President for Development, at (307) 766-3930 or jdstark@uwyo.edu.

 

Tree and Bench Program

Your gift of a tree, a bench, or a picnic table for the University of Wyoming campus enhances the beauty and versatility of UW and is a living and lasting tribute to you as the donor and to the one you honor through your gift. If you have questions or would like to make a gift, contact Alicia Smith, Projects and Events Specialist, at (307) 766-4017 or asmith1@uwyo.edu.

  

Payroll Deduction for UW Employees

If you are a UW employee, you can make your gift through payroll deduction. It's quick and convenient. All you need to do is fill out the UW Payroll Deduction Authorization. As faculty or staff, you already invest so much in the university, but consider making a small monthly contribution that will impact the students you serve tenfold. Contact Candace Paradis, Director of Annual Giving, at (307) 766-3933 or candace@uwyo.edu.

 

Charitable Solicitation Disclosure Statement

The University of Wyoming Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization soliciting tax deductible private contributions for the benefit of the University of Wyoming.  The Foundation is registered to solicit charitable contributions with the appropriate governing authorities in all states requiring registration.  A copy of the latest audited financial statement is available.  Registration filed by this organization and a description of our programs and activities may be obtained by writing to 222 S 22nd Street, Laramie, WY 82070 or by calling 307-766-6300.  If you are a resident of one of the following states, you may obtain financial information directly from the state agency:

Maryland: For the cost of copies and postage, from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401.

New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING 973-504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm.  REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.

New York: Attorney General Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10271.

Washington: Secretary of State at 1-800-332-4483 or http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/.

Registration with a state agency does not constitute or imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by that state.


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