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 […]

SECURE Act provides opportunities for donors and WashU

Th​e Setting Every Community Up For Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) that was passed into law in December 2019 created several significant implications for charitable giving: Increases the Age for Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) to Age 72The SECURE Act increased the age requirement for RMDs from 70 ½ years of age to 72 (The CARES Act suspended […]

Five Questions With Russ Austin

Please welcome Russ Austin, associate vice chancellor for planned giving. Russ brings a wealth of gift planning expertise and experience to his new role, most recently serving as Associate Vice President for Gift Planning at the University of Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. He joined University Advancement in March, succeeding Mark Weinrich, who retired in […]

A Plan to Honor Friendship and Build Community

Susan Morgan’s, BS ’01, affinity for WashU began as a high school student in the Architecture Discovery Program. “There’s just something about the identity of the community in the School of Architecture that holds a strong place in my heart and is a very meaningful part of my personal and professional development,” she says. “It […]