Your Gift Can Last Forever
An endowment gift to Western Michigan University today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.
Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at WMU. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.
An Example of How It Works
Longtime supporters Susan and Charlie have two goals: First, they want to make sure WMU continues to receive support after they're gone. Second, they want to memorialize Charlie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.
Susan and Charlie make a $25,000 donation to WMU, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in honor of the Joneses. Plus, Susan and Charlie qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes.See How It Works
- Contact Jennifer Yelovina, CFRE, CAP®, at (269) 387-8791 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss endowed gifts.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include WMU in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Western Michigan University Foundation
Address: Heritage Hall, 1903 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5403
Federal Tax ID Number: 38-2138856