Wills, Living Trusts and Retirement Plans

Wills, Living Trusts and Retirement Plans

Provide now for a future gift to UVa-Wise by including a bequest provision in your will or revocable trust, or name the college as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other qualified plan.


  1. Revocable or can be modified if circumstances change.
  2. Realize your vision for the future in a tangible way without a financial burden during your lifetime – cost a donor nothing during their lifetime.
    For individuals who wish to support UVa-Wise at levels that will produce an endowment in perpetuity, separate endowment agreements can be created to designate the donor’s wishes.
  3. May reduce estate tax for surviving family members.
  4. No limit on estate tax deductions taken for charitable bequests.

View additional information about bequests (gifts) made through a will or trust

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