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Vol. 32, No. 2Summer 2009

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Scholarship, CGA, and IRA opportunities

Elizabeth Saltonstall, M.D.
“It was really important for me to give back."

Elizabeth Saltonstall, M.D. ’91, medical director for HIV/AIDS Services at Alaska Native Medical Center, remembers the anxious wait for her student loan check — and worrying about making the rent. Financial support from the School of Medicine, she says, “was a lifesaver for me.” That’s why Dr. Saltonstall and her husband, William L. Saltonstall, Jr., M.D. ’90, support scholarships at UW Medicine. Would you like to support scholarships? Contact Caroline Anderson, assistant vice president for development, at 206-221-2899.

When reputation is not enough

Although the UW School of Medicine is one of the best medical schools in the country, reputation is not enough to enroll medical students. Other incentives, like financial aid packages, are vital. Over the past few years, we’ve realized that scholarships are especially important in maintaining a diverse student body. That’s why we’ve created a new fund: the UW Medicine Diversity Scholarship Fund.

If you are interested in helping us maintain diversity in the School — and in preparing students to serve communities both local and global — please go to www.uwfoundation.org, click on “Make a Gift,” then click on “Find a Fund to Support” to search for the UW Medicine Diversity Scholarship Fund.

Something you can always count on

A charitable gift annuity (CGA) can be a wonderful way to supplement your income. A CGA also will support programs you care about at UW Medicine: medical research, student scholarships, and patient care.

Here’s how it works: if you are 75 years old, for instance, and you make a $100,000 gift to UW Medicine, you will receive an annuity payment of $6,300 per year (that’s 6.3 percent of the amount of your gift).

To learn how a CGA can work for you, please contact Mary Susan Wilson at 206-221-6172.

IRA charitable rollover extended!

If you are 70½, you can make a tax-free gift from your IRA to the UW in 2009.

Read this issue's donor feature: "The Economics of Generosity"

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