Planned Giving

Making a Planned Gift

Planned gifts include bequests, gifts of life insurance and retirement plans, and other contributions made through a donor’s estate. Many planned giving options allow donors and their loved ones to receive income during their lifetimes from assets that will eventually benefit the college. These life-income gifts deserve special consideration when making financial and estate plans.

Download a Planned Giving form

UVa-Wise does not provide legal, tax or financial advice. We strongly recommend that you consult professional advisors on all legal, tax or financial matters, including gift planning considerations. To ensure compliance with certain IRS requirements, we disclose to you that this communication (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding tax-related penalties.


For friends 50 years of age and older….

A Legacy for UVA-Wise. More Life Income for You.

Announcing Higher Gift Annuity Rates

A charitable gift annuity is a “life income” legacy gift that provides you or your beneficiaries with a fixed income stream for life, while benefitting an area where you have a strong passion in supporting at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. For the first time since 2012, the American Council on Gift Annuities has increased its suggested maximum annuity rates for beneficiaries of all ages.  A gift annuity provides a tax-deductible gift and income for life! For demonstration purposes, a few are listed below:

  • Age 55, 4.3%
  • Age 70, 5.6%
  • Age 85, 8.3%

If you don’t need the income now, a deferred charitable gift annuity may be attractive as rates have increased by even larger margins. A few examples for demonstration purposes are listed below:

  • Currently Age 50 deferring income until you are Age 55, 5.2%
  • Currently Age 60 deferring income until you are Age 65, 6.10%
  • Currently Age 70 deferring income until you are Age 75, 7.40%
  • Currently Age 70 deferring income until you are Age 80, 10.5%

The new dual-life charitable annuity rates reflect similar percentage increases. UVa-Wise is able to offer gift annuities through The University of Virginia Foundation for residents of most states already and will soon do so for the first time in New Jersey, New York, Washington, and California!

Please contact the UVa-Wise Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement with any questions at 276-393-8010 or If you are at all interested, please give us a call and let us crunch some numbers for you. No obligations.

For friends 70.5 years of age and older….

Reduce Tax Burden by utilizing IRA Required Minimum Contribution as a Charitable Gift

At age 70 ½ you will be required to take a minimum distribution from your Individual Retirement Account. This distribution may incur income tax. If you would like to reduce your tax bill and help UVa-Wise, you should direct the fund holder to make the withdrawal, made payable to UVa-Wise or the UVa-Wise Foundation, and have it directly sent to UVa-Wise. Call us for more information at 276.376.4523.

At UVa-Wise, we’re on a mission to better the region and the world through education and citizenship. We pride ourselves on a campus-wide dedication to enriching the lives of ourselves and our communities near and far, and we hope that you’ll partner with us in this pursuit by supporting our school and making a gift today!

For more information, contact the
Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement
Bowers-Sturgill Hall
One College Avenue
Wise, VA 24293
276.376.1024 (fax)