Estate gifts from alumni and friends of UW-Madison require special handling. If you hear from a donor or their estate representative regarding a gift for UW, please contact our Office of Gift Planning by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 608-263-4545.
- Estate gifts are not processed like annual or major gifts. They require additional vetting and paperwork.
- Any documents or emails from estate representatives should be forwarded to the UW Foundation’s Office of Gift Planning.
- Donors should be thoughtful about the legal language which designates an estate gift to UW. Recommend that they connect with the Office of Gift Planning for assistance crafting that language.