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Ways To Give

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

Give Online
Go to Foster’s online giving page, select your favorite cause and complete the online giving form.

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 “UW Foundation,” specify an area to support and send to:

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

Click on headings below for more information.

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: Find out if your employer matches gifts using the search box below. 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.

Make a Gift of Securities
Transferring stock to the Foster School of Business is a simple process handled through the UW Foundation. Learn more about Gifts of Securities.

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.

Benefit your business and help develop future business leaders when your company gives to Foster. Learn more about becoming a Corporate Partner.

Is the Foster School a registered charity? If so, what is its Federal Tax Identification Number?
As part of the University of Washington, the Foster School can accept gifts as part of a 501c3 organization. The Federal Tax Identification Number for The University of Washington Foundation is 94-3079432.

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

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

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

What are the Foster School and the University’s levels of recognition?
Foster School Dean’s Club $1000 annually
University of Washington President’s Club $2000 annually
Benefactor $100,000 (cumulative)
Laureate $1M (cumulative)
Presidential Laureate $10M (cumulative)
Regental Laureate $100M (cumulative)