Endow Your Gift to UK

An endowment gift to the University of Kentucky today provides a brighter picture for future Wildcats. 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 UK. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

Gifts That Pay

Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this FREE Guide Plan for Retirement with a Deferred Gift Annuity.

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An Example of How It Works

Couple Smiling Longtime supporters Susan and Charlie have two goals: First, they want to make sure UK 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 $50,000 donation to UK, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support future UK students in honor of the Joneses. Plus, Susan and Charlie qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes.

Next Steps

  1. Contact Gift and Estate Planning at (859) 257-7886 or giftandestate@uky.edu to discuss endowed gifts.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include UK in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: University of Kentucky
Address: Sturgill Philanthropy Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0015
Federal Tax ID Number: Please contact us for our federal tax ID number.