Honor Someone Special With a Future Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by the University of Kentucky, 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 UK students. 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.

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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

Father and daughter 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 UK for its tireless efforts to turn out such exceptional graduates.

Sarah decided to make a gift to UK in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at UK thanks to the gift and a commemorative plaque, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

Next Steps

  1. Contact Gift and Estate Planning at (859) 257-7886 or giftandestate@uky.edu for additional information on creating a memorial gift at UK.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to UK through your estate, 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.