Ways to Give

You have the flexibility to designate your gifts where you feel they are needed most.

You can make a gift in the form of a check or credit card, stocks, gifts in kind (gifts of personal property or services) or planned gifts (bequests, trusts, life insurance). For further information on any of these gift planning strategies, please contact uwsp.foundation@uwsp.edu.

Annual Fund

Gifts to UW-Stevens Point's Annual Fund support the most pressing operation needs faced by the University. Learn more.


Scholarships are more important today than they have ever been, when nationally, the public support for colleges and universities is shrinking. Learn more.

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a way to show your support for years to come and leave a lasting legacy. You can help ensure the future success of UW-Stevens Point through a planned gift. Depending on the arrangements that work best for you and your family, you can increase your spendable income, avoid capital-gain tax, reduce your income taxes, and much more. Learn more about planned giving.

 Matching Gifts

A matching gift program can double or even triple your gift. Click here to access our search tool to see if your company will match your donation and to access the forms, guidelines, and instructions that you need to submit a matching gift.

Gifts of Real Estate

A gift of your personal residence, land, or farm can be transferred by deed to the UWSP foundation. You receive a tax deduction for the remainder interest in the property and you avoid capital gains taxes.

When you give a gift of real estate, the language needs to be tailored to your specific needs and situations. The staff in the UWSP Foundation office can work with you and your advisor to help you arrange a plan that works best for you.

Gifts of Stocks/Securities

This gift entitles you to a tax deduction for the market value of your donated stock. If you wish to donate stock that has been held for more than one year, you can avoid capital gains tax on any appreciation of the stock by donating it before you sell it.
To make a gift of securities, inform your broker that you desire to make a gift of shares of stock. Your brokerage house transfers the stock into a brokerage account owned by the UWSP Foundation and the Foundation sells the stock.

Gifts of Life Insurance

You can name the UWSP Foundation Inc. as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy (an IRA, TSA or other investment as well). Be sure to use the name UWSP FOUNDATION, INC. rather than UWSP, so the proceeds come to the Foundation and not to a state account at the university. You can set up instructions at the FOUNDATION for how you want the funds used or you can leave that to the discretion of the UWSP Foundation Board of Directors.  
Owner and Beneficiary
A number of donors have established a gift of a life insurance policy to the UWSP Foundation. To accomplish this you would name the UWSP Foundation, Inc. as the owner and the beneficiary of the policy with yourself (or another family member) as the insured. You can fund the policy through a lump sum donation to the Foundation which we then use to pay the premium. Or you can fund the policy through annual gifts to the Foundation which we then use to pay the annual premiums. The premium is treated as a gift from you to the Foundation and is therefore tax deductible as allowed by income tax law. This is a great way to increase the amount of your gift following the death of the insured. Again, you can leave instructions with the Foundation as to how you would like the funds used or you can leave that to the discretion of the UWSP Foundation Board of Directors.

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