WashU Medicine is dedicated to excellence in patient care, research and education. In addition to providing the best care possible, we are committed to advancing discovery and treatment through research. By making a charitable contribution, you play a critical role in driving breakthroughs for treating even the most intractable neurological illnesses. Thank you for considering a gift to WashU Medicine.

Ways to give

Private support has allowed for unprecedented innovation and discovery and has been essential in advancing human health. Gifts can be directed to the university in the form of cash, securities, corporate matching gifts, real estate and personal property. Gifts of all kinds are tax deductible and may be designated for immediate use or as a long-term investment through an endowment.

Types of gifts

Outright gifts

An outright gift can be made online by highlighting the school and department of your choice. To support a section or program within a department, please enter the designation of your choice in the box that says “I prefer to enter my own designation” (see to the right).

Outright gifts can also be made via check made out to Washington University, with the name of the department or other designation of your choice denoted in the memo line. Please mail your check to:

Washington University
MSC 1082-414-2555
1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-9989

Planned gifts

A planned gift provides an opportunity for you to integrate a charitable gift into your overall financial, tax and estate plan. Planned gifts can provide expendable support when disbursed or they can be used to establish an endowed fund that will live in perpetuity with the institution. Planned giving provides strategies that enable you to support the university through:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Stocks/securities
  • Real estate
  • Charitable gift annuities/trusts
  • Retirement plan assets
  • Beneficiary designations

If you would like to designate the university as a beneficiary of a portion or all of your estate, the My Planned Gift Form provides us the information we need to properly document your wishes. We would be glad to talk with you about your objectives and ways to meet them.

Memorial gifts

We are honored when families request that memorial donations be directed to the school. Please contact Emily Williams at williams.e@wustl.edu, and she will provide the information you need to make sure these incredibly meaningful gifts are designated appropriately.

If you would like more information about private support, please contact one of the following Medical Advancement liaisons: