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Give to Foster


Give to Foster

The Michael G. Foster School of Business is one of the top business schools in the world. We strive to prepare the next generation of business leaders through our extraordinary faculty, education, and hands-on experiences. But we cannot grow our work or impact without you. Your donation makes the difference. Countless students, graduates, and faculty would not be where they are today without the generous gifts of people like you. Donations enhance our programs, support faculty research, fund cutting-edge technology and facilities, and help students become the next generation of business leaders.

Ways to Give

Giving to Foster is easy. You can give online, by mail, or over the phone. If you have any questions about giving, contact us.

Give online

Click the button below to select your favorite cause and complete the online giving form.

Give via Securities

Contact our Treasury team for instructions.

Give over the phone

Call the Office of Advancement at 206-658-9321 or contact one of our philanthropy officers to help you structure your gift.

Give by Mail

Write a check to the University of Washington, with the area you want to support in the memo line, and mail to:

Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Office of Advancement
Box 353200
Seattle, WA 98195-3200

Some donors choose to set up a recurring gift to Foster by credit card. You can elect charges be made monthly, quarterly or annually. Simply make your selections on the Gift Frequency portion of our online giving form or contact a Philanthropy Officer today.

Many of our alumni and friends work for companies that offer generous matches to their employee contributions. And those matches amount to hundreds of thousands of extra dollars for the Foster School each year. Money can grow on trees!

Step 1: Click here to find out if your employer matches gifts. Please note that many of these companies will also match contributions of retirees and employees’ spouses. Some also provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours.

Step 2: Complete the requirements your company has in place for matching gifts. You may need the following information:
Employer Identification Number (EIN) i.e. Federal Tax Identification Number: 94-3079432
Organization Name: The University of Washington Foundation
Organization Mailing Address: UW Advancement, Box 359505, Seattle, WA 98195-9505

1-877-UW-GIFTS (894-4387) or 206-685-1980
206-685-8911 (FAX)

Email Address: [email protected]
Web Site: www.uwfoundation.org
Organization Type: Education

Step 3: Submit your matching gift form online, email or mail to:
Attn: Matching Gift Coordinator
University of Washington Office of Annual Giving
4333 Brooklyn Ave. NE
Box 359504
Seattle, WA 98195-9504

In addition to the above, you can also give to Foster in one of the following ways:

Establish an Endowment
By designating a permanent fund to support an area of your choice, you will provide sustained impact at Foster. Learn more about why Endowments are Forever.

Create a Gift Plan
Incorporate your philanthropy to Foster with your estate planning. Learn more about Planned Giving.

For questions about any of these other ways to give, contact a philanthropy officer.

Is the Foster School a registered charity?
As part of the University of Washington, the Foster School is tax-exempt as a 170c1. The Federal Tax Identification Number for the University of Washington is 91-6001537. If you require a 501c3 number for your donation, please reach out to our Assistant Director of Donor Relations, Jesi Stuvek. She can work with you to make a gift through the UW Foundation, which is a registered 501c3 organization.

When should I make my gift?
Your gift will make an immediate impact at the Foster School, no matter when you give. However, there are a couple factors that may influence the timing of your gift:

Tax Year: If charitable deductions are a priority, the I.R.S. operates on the calendar year. Gifts made or postmarked by December 31st are deductible in that year’s return.

Fiscal Year: The University of Washington operates on a fiscal year beginning on July 1st. Foster recognizes leadership-level donors based on giving from July 1st to June 30th. Cumulative giving of $1,000 and above in a year qualifies you for our Dean’s Club. $2,000 and above qualifies you for membership in the UW President’s Club.

What are the Foster School and the University’s levels of recognition?
Foster School Dean’s Club: $1,000+ annually
University of Washington President’s Club: $2,000+ annually
UW Benefactor: $100,000+ cumulative
UW Laureate: $1M+ cumulative
Presidential Laureate: $10M+ cumulative