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 West Virginia University, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or to 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.
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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 WVU for its dedication to students and providing a quality education.
Sarah decided to make a gift to the WVU Foundation in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at the WVU Foundation thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.
- Contact Matthew Clark at 304-284-4033 or email@example.com for additional information on creating a memorial gift at the WVU Foundation.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- Make a memorial gift to the WVU Foundation through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: West Virginia University Foundation, Inc.
Address: One Waterfront Place 7th Floor, PO Box 1650, Morgantown, WV 26507-1650
Federal Tax ID Number: 55-6017181