Lisa and Rajeev John

Alumni Spotlight: Lisa John and Rajeev John

As Brown School students, Lisa and Rajeev John studied social work because they wanted to solve problems and make a difference in the world. As Brown School alumni, their goals remain the same. The couple continues to give back to the school where it all began so that their support might write a new beginning for someone else.

Erin Harkless Moore

Alumni Spotlight: Erin Harkless Moore

As a John B. Ervin Scholar, Harkless Moore personally witnessed the incredible difference scholarship support can make in a student’s life. Today, that knowledge fuels her own philanthropy.

​Alumni Spotlight: Al Rose

A 20-year WashU donor, Rose gives back to his alma mater in appreciation for the fulfilling career his law school education helped foster and because he shares a special connection to WashU with family members, three of whom are also alumni.

Portrait of Wallace Klein

Alumni Spotlight: Wallace G. Klein

Mr. Klein made his first modest gift to the university in 1948—the year he completed his master’s degree. That first gift began a tradition for Mr. Klein, earning him the distinction of Washington University’s longest-giving recurring donor.

Estate Planning in the Digital Age

As digital assets become more prevalent in our lives, it is important to include provisions to facilitate access to accounts and passwords as part of the estate planning process. Digital property, like other pro​perty can be passed to others through an estate plan. While laws pertaining to digital assets continue to evolve, current restrictions to […]

Are Tax Changes on the Horizon?

As the Biden administration sets their agend​a, many questions regarding changes to the tax laws remain unanswered. While President Biden’s proposed tax plan includes changes that may impact future tax rates and deductions, as well as potential new tax credits, to date, specific legislation has not been put forward. The following chart outlines some of the […]

Charitable Benefits of CARES Act Extended for 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 has extended the benefits for charitable contributions made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion federal relief package signed into law on March 27, 2020. The following benefits are extended for the 2021 tax year: ​Expansion of the universal charitable deduction for cash gifts – […]

What is a life insurance life settlement, and how can it benefit you and WashU?

Did you know that you may use a life insurance policy you no longer need to support WashU? Over the years, you may have purchased life insurance to protect family members or a key employee, or as a vehicle to provide liquidity for estate taxes. As life evolves and laws change, it is a good […]

Looking forward with optimism

Spring has arrived, and with it a renewed sense of energy and optimism. After the many challenges we all faced this past year, it’s a welcome transition. As I reflect on my first year at WashU, I am grateful for the opportunity to work with so many alumni, colleagues and members of the WashU community. […]

CARES Act Includes Provisions for Charitable Giving

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion federal relief package signed into law on March 27, 2020 is designed to help individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations facing economic hardship during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The CARES Act recognizes the important role that nonprofit organizations like Washington University are playing in […]