Gift Planning

Legacy Match

Make an impact today by documenting your future gift!

The Legacy Match is a matching gift program that enables UW alumni and friends to have an immediate impact when they make planned gifts to support the university. Planned gifts include bequests in a will or living trust, retirement plan beneficiary designations, and much more.

When you document a planned gift to UW, you can immediately direct Legacy Match funds to a purpose that resonates with you, such as scholarships or support for a specific school or program. When you document your gift with a simple one-page form, 10 percent of the estimated value of your future gift to UW will be matched, up to $10,000.

A pool of unrestricted matching funds is available on a first-come first-served basis to donors who are 60 and older and are documenting a new planned gift. The Legacy Match program will end when the matching funds have been depleted. The Legacy Match was created by the UW Foundation Board of Directors and a private gift directed to the UW Foundation.

Contact us for more information about how you can take advantage of this opportunity to increase the impact of your legacy.



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Brett Befus

Brett Befus

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






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