University Advancement 

General Information

​Giving to Washington University has never been easier! Following is a list of options to help you make your gift.

Make a Gift Online
To make a secure online gift or to make payment on an existing pledge, go to our giving page.

Make a Gift by Phone
Call toll-free: (866) 645-6448. Washington University accepts Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover® and American Express®. Please be sure to provide the card number, expiration date and name as it appears on the card.

Make a Gift or Pledge by Mail
To mail your gift, print our giving form​​; complete, and include your credit card payment or check payable to Washington University.

If using FedEx or UPS, please mail to Washington University, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 2555, Clayton, MO 63105.

If using USPS, please mail to Washington University, MSC 1082, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.

Maximize Your Gift Through Your Corporate Matching Gift Program
Find out if your employer or company offers a matching gift program and obtain matching gift forms online using the searchable matching gift directory. For questions or more information about obtaining a company’s matching gift form, please call (877) 215-2727 or email.

Make a Gift of Appreciated Securities
Most gifts of appreciated securities that have been held long term are fully deductible at fair market value, and the donor does not incur a tax on unrealized capital gain. Your financial institution will need the following information to make the transfer:
          Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC
          14767 North Outer Forty Drive, Ste 201
          Chesterfield, MO 63017
          (636) 735-3018 or (636) 735-3025

          DTC #: 0141
          Acct. Name: Washington University
          Acct. #: 6457-3816
          Attn: Matthew Erbacher - Vice President – Investment Officer
          Tax ID #: 43-065-3611

Due to the increased privacy regulations set forth by FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), which oversees Financial Institutions transferring proposed donations, Washington University may be unable to obtain specific donor information associated with the assets that arrive in our account. To avoid this issue, please notify Washington University of the specific securities donation details you have initiated. Please contact Marissa (Speno) Barnes in Accounting Services or your University Advancement staff coordinator to forward this information.
Donor Advised Funds
A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving vehicle administered by a public charity and created for the purpose of managing charitable donations on behalf of an organization, family, or individual.  It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and then recommend grants from the fund over time.

If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to Washington University, directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF's sponsoring organization is participating).  You can initiate a DAF grant recommendation using the DAF Direct widget located on our Donor Advised Funds page.

For additional information or questions, please contact the Office of Planned Giving at (800) 835-3503 or
(314) 935-5373.  If needed when making a grant recommendation, provide the Federal Tax Identification Number 43-0653611.

Make a Gift by Wire Transfer
To make a gift by wire transfer, please contact Marissa Barnes in the university’s Accounting Services office for the wiring instructions. Marissa can be reached at (314) 935-5761 or by email.

Gifts From Your Estate and Life Income Gifts
Many options are available for making a planned gift to Washington University. These include bequests, life-income gifts, closely held stock, life insurance, real estate, tangible personal property and charitable lead trusts. For more information about these options, please contact Mark Weinrich in the Office of Planned Giving at (800) 835-3503 or by email.

Fulfill Your Phonathon Pledge Quickly and Securely
You can fulfill your Phonathon pledge easily and securely online​​ or by phone at (877) 215-2727. For questions about Phonathon, please call or email.

Take Part in the Washington University License Plate Program!
(for Missouri Residents Only)
Want to show your Washington University pride?  By making a minimum gift of $25 per vehicle per year, you can obtain a Washington University license plate from the DMV.  This program is available to Missouri residents only.

Donor Privacy Policy
To review Washington University’s Donor Privacy Policy, please click here.

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