Create a Lasting Tribute
Honor Someone Special With a Future Gift in Their Name
If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Wayne State University, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
An Example of How It Works
When Sarah's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising WSU for its tireless efforts to better his community.
Sarah decided to make a gift to the WSU in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at WSU thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.
Donor Spotlight Elizabeth Buc
“Although I attended three separate universities, my support goes to Wayne State because of the impact it has had on my career, the relationships with faculty and others that were formed, and the important educational role it will continue to play for future students.”
Donor Spotlight Mildred Kaye
“I have greatly enjoyed meeting the students who receive scholarships from our fund. I recommend that everyone consider creating an endowed scholarship fund!”
Donor Spotlight Marie A. Tront
“Attending Wayne State was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I want to be sure that the intellectual stimulation of an urban university is there for future generations. By naming Wayne State in my trust, I can make a larger gift than I would be able to by check.”
Donor Spotlight Mel Janowitz
“I am a strong believer in charitable gift annuities as a pension supplement. I have two at Wayne. The interest rate is many times what I can get elsewhere, and it is only partially taxable. With a CGA to Wayne State, I can arrange for the money to be used to help needy students, support research endeavors, or help fill other needs.”
Donor Spotlight Austin & Daniel Kanter
“Wayne was there for me when I needed it. We wanted to give back. The marvelous letters from the scholarship recipients have brought great pleasure over the years. Harriet would have enjoyed them.”
- Contact Tina Daniels at (313) 577-8346 or email@example.com for additional information on creating a memorial gift at WSU.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you make a memorial gift to WSU through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Wayne State University
Address: 5475 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48067
Federal Tax ID Number: 38-6028429