The Annual Fund supports UWC-USA’s operating budget, which includes student scholarships, classroom and library materials, wilderness and community service programs, and the maintenance and operation of facilities. In short, your gift to the Annual Fund has an impact on every person and program on campus.
We are pleased to announce that on May 31, 2016, UWC-USA completed another record-breaking year for our Annual Fund campaign. We raised more than $1,875,000—a 16 percent increase over the prior year—and 1,637 individuals and organizations made a gift—a 33 percent increase over the prior year. In addition, every one of our 231 students donated.
In addition, 1,113 UWC-USA alumni made a gift to the school this year. Our alumni participation rate now stands at 36 percent, a school record and a more than 6 percent increase over last year.
Click here to make an Annual Fund gift.
Endowed funds create a perpetual stream of revenue that helps ensure the long–term financial health of UWC-USA.
You can create your own named, endowed fund with a minimum gift or pledge of $50,000, or make a gift or pledge of any amount to an existing endowed fund. To learn more about investing in UWC-USA by way of gifts to our endowment, contact Vice President for Advancement Christie Baskett at (505) 454-4214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for a list of named endowed funds.
Planned gifts offer supporters many benefits, from reducing or eliminating certain taxes to providing life-long income to the donor or another beneficiary. There are several ways to make a planned gift:
- Bequests. The simplest way to make a planned gift is to name UWC-USA as a beneficiary in your will. You can make a bequest of a dollar amount, a piece of property, a percentage of your estate, or a “residual” (what is left after making specific provisions for loved ones). Click here for sample language you can use in your bequest.
- Gifts from retirement plans. Retirement funds are often taxable—whether to you or your heirs—when withdrawn. If you make a gift directly from your retirement fund, you can often avoid these taxes by taking an offsetting deduction for your charitable gift.
- Gifts that return financial benefits. Gifts that pay income are often favored by donors with appreciated assets such as a business, stocks, or real estate. These gifts can be structured to provide you and/or others with income, tax savings, and other benefits while leaving a lasting legacy for UWC-USA.
To learn more about tax benefits related to planned giving, please speak to your financial advisor. To find out how you can support UWC‑USA with a planned gift, please contact Vice President for Advancement Christie Baskett at (505) 454-4214 or email@example.com.