Memorials and Tribute Gifts
Honor Someone Special With a Future Gift in Their Name
If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Western Michigan University, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
An Example of How It Works
When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising WMU for its tireless efforts to better his community.
Sarah decided to make a gift to WMU in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at WMU thanks to the gift, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.See How It Works
- Contact University Advancement at (269) 387-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on creating a memorial gift at WMU.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you make a memorial gift to WMU through your estate, 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