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Planning a Gift to WOU


Leave a Legacy

Most of us have a desire to leave a legacy that carries forward the values that we held during our lifetime.  Because of your generosity, you can continue to support WOU students and faculty well into the future, just as your giving does today.


This website, and our staff on hand, are here to help you plan a gift to Western.  We provide ideas and resources that, combined with your personal financial and estate objectives, provide attractive tax and income benefits.  In other words, planning a gift with Western Oregon University can be a smart financial decision for you AND a meaningful gift to Western students.


Announcing the "Gift with Confidence Program"


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There are as many different ways to support WOU as there are needs for your support.

We are currently prioritizing the needs we feel are important and we are working on. Our number one need on the campus is student scholarships. We have put some additional information on our wish list.



This guide is not intended to provide specific advice about your estate plan or to recommend a specific course of action. We suggest you consult your professional advisers before taking any action, then contact Western's planned giving office to learn more about our available giving strategies.


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