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CWU Foundation
Phone: (509) 963-2160

Giving That Works for You

There are many ways to support CWU, including financial investements, and these days there are many smart giving options to benefit you and the programs you support. Smart giving can include things such as IRA charitable rollovers, outright gifts of appreciated assets, such as securities or real estate, Donor Advised Fund (DAF), stock gifts, and more.

This page is intended to be a resource for you.

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If you don’t see anything here that speaks to you, please contact us at or call 509-963-2160 with any questions or ways you're interested in giving.

  • Give to Bring Students to CWU and Help Them Succeed
  • Year-End Giving

    As the end of the calendar year approaches, we’d like to take a moment to thank you all for your support, your time and your philanthropic gifts during the past year. Many have made gifts this year for a variety of academic and athletic programs and we are so grateful. If you have not yet made a gift in this calendar year, or are interested in making an additional gift, here is some information that may be useful to you.

    Tax‑Wise Charitable Planning Strategies

    There are a number of charitable planning strategies that can help you lower your income and taxes this year.

    • For 2021, as part of the CARES Act, the charitable giving deduction limit increased to 100 percent of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) on cash donations for those who itemize. Donors may continue to receive a federal income tax deduction for charitable contributions of up to 100 percent of their AGI for certain cash donations made during calendar year 2021. Prior to 2020, this number was 60 percent.
    • IRA Charitable Rollover–Those age 70½ or older can rollover up to $100,000 from their IRA to a qualified charity like the CWU Foundation. This may lower your income and taxes.
    • Outright Gift of an Asset–Make a gift of appreciated stock, real estate or another asset, avoid paying capital gains tax on the transfer and receive a tax‑saving charitable deduction.