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Why should you include the University of Wyoming in your estate plans?


• For the students – Your gift allows students to reach their full potential and to achieve success.

• For the good of humanity – It may sound corny, but your gift supports our shared future.

• To leave a legacy – You've worked hard, and now you can pass along your good fortune.

• To continue a tradition or create one of your own – Philanthropy is often a family value. Continue your family's tradition.

• Because you can trust the future of the University of Wyoming – Donors want to know their investment is secure. UW is one of Wyoming's longest-standing institutions with a deep impact on most citizens.

• Because you can trust your gift will be used how you want – We pride ourselves on working with you and with UW to direct gifts to programs you are passionate about and where they will have the most impact.

• To take advantage of tax breaks or receive an income – You can maximize your income and even receive income in your retirement with proper estate planning.

• To join a select group of people – Donors are a select group who know they are making a deep impact.

• To support Wyoming's future – UW is educating the workforce of tomorrow and developing future technologies.

• To give back to your community – UW helped you, and now you would like to give back to your alma mater.



Our Planned Giving Team can effectively guide you and your professional advisors through the sometimes complex process of planning your estate.


You Can Make a Difference

There are many reasons people resist planning their estates and their charitable gifts. They believe they have to choose between providing for their family and leaving a legacy. They believe that their assets are not substantial enough to truly make a difference in the lives of tomorrow’s students. They believe that it is too complicated and expensive to implement.

None of this is true. You can provide for your family while also satisfying your charitable goals. You can make a difference in the lives of others—including UW in your estate plans will make a difference and impact the world.

Feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns. We are happy to help.




Contact For More Information:

Clayton Melinkovich
Director of Planned Giving
(307) 766-4259

If you have made the University of Wyoming part of your estate plan, we encourage you to contact us so that we can properly document your intentions and to express our sincerest thanks. Please consult your attorney or tax advisor before making any charitable gift planning decision.

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