Memorials and Tribute Gifts
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 hepling WSU invest in discovery and research. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of our students.
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 Wayne State for its tireless efforts to better his community.
Sarah decided to make a gift to Wayne State in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at Wayne State 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.
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Gifts That Pay
Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this FREE guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.
- Contact the Office of Planned Giving at (313) 577-6481 or PlannedGifts@wayne.edu for additional information on creating a memorial gift at Wayne State.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you make a memorial gift to Wayne State through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Wayne State University
Address: 5475 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
Federal Tax ID Number: 38-6028429