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 Winona 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

Couple Smiling 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 and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

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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 for additional information on creating a memorial gift at WSU.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to WSU through your estate, 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.