Passion. Plan. Impact.

Planned gifts ensure that Washington University will continue to transform lives for generations to come. Our team can help you and your advisers structure a gift strategy tailored to your financial and philanthropic goals. We invite you to explore the many ways you can make a lasting impact through a planned gift to WashU.

Interested in adding WashU to your estate plan? View our sample bequest language.

Is WashU already a beneficiary of your estate? Please let us know.

Planned giving includes:

Gifts through your estate

These popular gifts create a legacy through wills, trusts, beneficiary designations, and more.

Gifts that pay income

Provide for your own or others’ financial needs while making a significant gift to WashU.

Gifts with an immediate impact

Enjoy potential tax benefits and see your gift to WashU at work during your lifetime.

Determine the planned gift that works best for you:

Plan by benefit

Choose a gift-planning strategy that best supports your philanthropic and financial goals, from minimizing estate tax to providing lifetime income.

Plan with support

The Office of Planned Giving is here to support you throughout your gift planning process.

  • 800-835-3503

Additional resources


Robert S. Brookings Partners

We recognize everyone who has chosen to support Washington University through estate gifts, life income plans, and other planned gifts through membership in Brookings Partners.

Estate planning webinars

MAKE WAY for your Legacy
December 7, 2022
Navigating Long-Term Care Insurance
May 19, 2021

The SECURE Act: Its Impact on Wealth Transfer and Philanthropy
November 21, 2020

In their own words

The generosity of Brookings Partners members creates future opportunities that will benefit WashU students and the university for generations to come. Listen as members share their personal reasons for creating a planned gift.