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By Mail or Phone
WVU Medicine Children’s Development Office Suncrest Center One Medical Center Drive Box 8200 (Suite 350, Van Voorhis) Morgantown, WV 26506
Support an Existing Fund
We have many funds already established to support WVU Medicine Children’s. Among the areas of greatest need are: Child Life Program, Family Resource Center, faculty and research support, clinical programs and education, and equipment.
Create an Endowment
We can tailor your individual interest to a specific need by creating an endowment that will provide support in perpetuity. Depending on the purpose, endowments require different minimum gift sizes. Please contact us so we can discuss your idea with you.
Your employer may sponsor a gift-matching program that will allow your generosity to be matched. Learn more.
Gifts Through a Will
A bequest is a gift made through a will. It can be for a specific dollar amount or asset, a percentage of the total estate, or the remainder of the estate.
Securities and Retirement Assets
Donating securities, such as stocks, bonds, or mutual funds, is a common way to contribute.
IRA Charitable Rollover – If you are at least 70 ½, you can make a charitable gift directly from your IRA without incurring federal income tax on the withdrawal.
Donor Advised Funds – If you participate in a donor-advised fund, you can easily direct your donation to benefit a specific program.
Gifts by Beneficiary Designation
Retirement Fund Assets – You can name WVU Medicine Children’s/WVU Foundation as a beneficiary of your retirement fund assets.
Life Insurance – You can also name WVU Medicine Children’s/WVU Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy. A Charitable Giving Rider attached to the policy will pay out an additional percentage of the face value of the policy at no additional cost to you. You can also use a new or existing policy to fund a future gift to us, or give us a policy whose coverage you no longer need.
Gifts that Pay Income
Gift Annuity – A Charitable Gift Annuity is a contract that will pay you or a beneficiary a fixed amount for the rest of your life. If you don’t need your income stream yet, you can set up a deferred gift annuity and set up a future date to begin receiving payments.
Trusts – A Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust (CRAT) is like a gift annuity and makes annual payments fixed at a specific percentage of the value of the trust when it is established. It provides a fixed amount for a term or years, or for life.
Alternatively, a Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT) pays you or other named beneficiary a fixed percentage of the principal in the trust as it is valued annually. Additional gifts can be made to a CRUT at any time.
Gifts that Protect Assets
A Charitable Lead Trust provides WVU Medicine Children’s/WVU Foundation with an annual payment for a fixed term of years, after which the principal is returned to the individuals whom you designate. This can serve to reduce your taxable estate and convey your property to your heirs at considerable tax savings.
Gifts with Retained Use
Retained Life Estates allow you to give your home or other property to WVU Medicine Children’s/WVU Foundation while retaining the right to live in and use the property while you are alive.
Do you have a unique asset, such as a work of art, book collection, equipment, software, license, or real estate? You may be able to give a gift in-kind and transfer the ownership of the property to WVU Medicine Children’s/WVU Foundation.
All gifts to WVU Medicine Children’s are processed through the WVU Foundation, the nonprofit organization that receives and administers private donations on behalf of West Virginia University and its affiliated entities.