Estate Gifts

The University of Washington receives gifts from more than 100 estates every year. The Office for Planned Giving administers all estate gifts. All correspondence, checks, notices, and receipts regarding gifts from wills, trusts, retirement accounts, life insurance policies, or other gifts coming to the UW following a donor’s death should be sent to Elizabeth Hikida, Manager of Estates, Box 359515.

Endowments funded by estate gifts are established internally with a New Endowment Information Sheet (NEIS). The Manager of Estates is responsible for completion of all NEIS documents.

Estate gifts larger than $25,000 are endowed by policy, unless a donor’s testamentary directions state otherwise.