Thank you for considering a gift to Washington University. You can make your gift in a variety of ways and each contribution makes a lasting impact. Whether you decide to support the WashU Annual Fund or you wish to remember the university in your estate plans, we can help you achieve philanthropic goals.


Use our giving form to make a secure online gift or to make payment on an existing pledge.

By phone

Call toll-free: (877) 215-2727 and choose option 3. Washington University accepts Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover® and American Express®. You will need to provide your card number, expiration date, and name as it appears on your card.

By mail

To mail your gift or pledge, print and complete our printable gift form (PDF), include your credit card payment or check payable to Washington University, and choose from the following options:

If using FedEx or UPS, mail to:

MSC 1082-414-2555
Washington University
7425 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, MO 63105

If using USPS, mail to:

MSC 1082-414-2555
Washington University
1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO  63130-9989

Other ways to give

Corporate Matching Gift Program

To increase the impact of your gift, find out if your employer or company participates in a matching gift program. You can obtain forms online using the matching gift directory. For more information about obtaining a company’s matching gift form, please call (877) 215-2727 and choose option 3 or email

Make a gift of appreciated securities

Most gifts of appreciated securities that have been held long term are fully deductible at fair market value, and the donor does not incur a tax on unrealized capital gain. Your financial institution will need the following information to make the transfer:

Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC
14767 North Outer Forty Drive, Ste 201
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(636) 735-3018 or (636) 735-3025

DTC #: 0141
Acct. Name: Washington University
Acct. #: 6457-3816
Attn: Matthew Erbacher – Vice President – Investment Officer
Tax ID #: 43-065-3611

Due to the increased privacy regulations set forth by FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), which oversees financial institutions transferring proposed donations, Washington University may be unable to obtain specific donor information associated with the assets that arrive in our account.

To avoid this issue, please notify Washington University of the specific securities donation details you have initiated. Please contact Marissa (Speno) Barnes in Accounting Services or ask your University Advancement staff coordinator to forward this information.

Instructions for gifts of appreciated securities (PDF)

Donor-advised funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving vehicle administered by a public charity and created for the purpose of managing charitable donations on behalf of an organization, family, or individual. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit, and then recommend grants from the fund over time.

If you have a donor-advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to Washington University directly from your DAF, as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating. For more information, contact the Office of Planned Giving at (800) 835-3503 or (314) 935-5373. Washington University’s federal tax identification number is 43-0653611.

Cash wire transfer

Your financial institution will need the following information to make a cash wire transfer:

Institution: Bank of America, 800 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri, 63101
ABA# (routing #): 026 009 593
Account #: 100 10000 2663
Account name: Washington University
Note: FFC WASHU; (insert donor name) gift; ATTN: Marissa Speno, 314-935-5761
WU Tax ID: 43-065-3611

Please also provide the following information to Marissa (Speno) Barnes via email or phone (314-935-5761):

  1. The school or program within the university to which you are directing your gift
  2. Your name, address, phone number, and email address
  3. The date and amount of the wire transfer

In addition to the wire instructions above, wire transfers originating outside the U.S. need the following swift code: BOFAUS3N

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Marissa Barnes at (314) 935-5761.

Instructions for cash wire transfer (PDF)

Gifts from your estate and life-income gifts

If you are interested in making a planned gift to Washington University such as bequests, life-income gifts, closely held stock, life insurance, real estate, tangible personal property, and/or charitable lead trusts, visit or contact the Office of Planned Giving at (800) 835-3503 or

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

Phonathon pledge

You can fulfill your phonathon pledge easily and securely online or by phone at (877) 215-2727. For questions about Washington University’s phonathon program, email

Did you receive a call from a student fundraiser? Verify safe phone numbers calling on behalf of Washington University.

Washington University license plate program

(Available to Missouri residents only)

Want to show your Washington University pride everywhere you go? Make a minimum gift of $25 per vehicle, per year, and you can obtain a Washington University license plate from the DMV.