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Annual Giving

"Gifts to Annual Giving are the lifeblood of the university. They make possible a plethora of special uses and projects that would otherwise go unfunded. Donors giving major gifts should always remember to continue their annual giving support. And anyone giving for the first time should understand that this is a critical area. Without Annual Giving, the university would lose its heartbeat."  Alan K. Simpson, Class of 1954

Annual Giving is the only fundraising program of the university that reaches all alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends on a yearly basis to offer giving opportunities for direct support of UW's colleges, departments, and programs. UW Annual Giving focuses on acquiring regular yearly contributions, thus creating a vital and dependable source of private support for Wyoming's university.

Although the State of Wyoming provides the base of funding UW needs to operate a modern university, it takes annual private for UW's colleges, departments, and programs to excel. Because of annual gifts, discretionary funds are available when there is an unexpected need or a meaningful opportunity.

Contributors to UW Annual Giving programs may designate their gifts to any area, college, department, or program within the university. Please click here to make a gift online using our secure server and help the University of Wyoming fulfill its mission of being one of the nation's finest public land-grant research universities.


The Steamboat Society

As the University of Wyoming’s premier annual giving society, the Steamboat Society (formerly the President’s Society) is reserved exclusively for those loyal supporters whose generosity totals $1,000 or more each year.

Because of you and your wonderful support, our students engage in a wide range of extraordinary learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom, on and off campus, at home, and across the globe. Thanks to your private giving, they will continue to develop, with the help of dedicated faculty, into tomorrow’s thought leaders and achievers.

As recognition of your giving, we are partnering with the University Bookstore to offer Steamboat Society members discounts on selected purchases. 

For more information about Annual Giving, contact Clancee Rea, Director of Donor Pipeline Development, at (307) 766-3979 or


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