Donor Recognition and Events


Alumni and friends who have made a planned gift to the UW become members of the Henry Suzzallo Society (HSS), named after the University’s 16th president.  Membership in the society is the University’s way of recognizing and thanking these thoughtful individuals.

The Office for Planned Giving sends new members a welcome letter and HSS certificate signed by the UW President and UW Foundation Chair.  Members are invited to the University’s annual HSS event and listed in the Report to Contributors, unless they want to remain anonymous.

By request, the Office for Planned Giving can prepare a list of HSS members whose planned gifts will benefit a particular unit.  An informational brochure on the HSS is also available.


Each year, it is our pleasure to thank Henry Suzzallo Society members for their support of the UW with a special event.              On June 4, 2015, we welcomed to our event the inaugural graduating class of the Musical Theater Program, who performed for our guests.

Questions may be directed to Samantha Williamson.