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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 to start receiving them and to make a gift, or you can give online.


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. 


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 at (307) 766-3930 or


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. 


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


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 the UW grounds 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 at (307) 760-5681 or


Matching Gifts

Some corporations match the charitable gifts of their employees. Many even match charitable contributions made by retirees or directors. Check with your human resources department to see if the company you work for has a matching program. Then just send in your gift with the form from your company, and they will contribute toward the area or program of your choice. UW's online giving form allows you to search to see if your company matches gifts. Click Other on the first page, and then on the second page add a zero to the box and click Continue.  Toward the bottom of the third page is the Employer Gift Matching section.  Click on the down arrow and then Click here to find your company to check if your company matches gifts.


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.

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