Your Gift Can Last Forever

The Power of an Endowed Gift on Winona State University

An endowment gift to Winona State University today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at WSU. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

An Example of How It Works

Couple Smiling Longtime supporters Susan and Charlie have two goals: First, they want to make sure WSU continues to receive support after they're gone. Second, they want to memorialize Charlie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.

Susan and Charlie make a $25,000 donation to WSU, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in honor of the Joneses. Plus, Susan and Charlie get a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes because they made a lump-sum gift.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Winona State University Foundation Office at 1-800-242-8978 ext. 5020 or 507-457-5020 or PlannedGiving@winona.edu to discuss endowed gifts.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include WSU in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Winona State University Foundation
Address: Winona, MN
Federal Tax ID Number: Please contact us for our federal tax ID number.