Memorials and Tributes
A memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor a loved one who has been impacted by Northwestern. Your gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of Northwestern students and faculty.
A Potential Scenario
When Sarah’s father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She decided to make a gift to Northwestern in her father’s name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father’s legacy live on at Northwestern thanks to the gift, but Sarah also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.
- Contact Northwestern Gift Planning at 800-826-6709 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on creating a memorial gift at Northwestern.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal adviser.
- If you make a memorial gift to Northwestern through your estate, please use Northwestern’s legal name and federal tax ID number.
Legal Name: Northwestern University
Address: 633 Clark Street, Evanston, Illinois 60208
Federal Tax ID Number: 36-2167817
Information contained herein was accurate at the time of posting. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.
Northwestern does not offer charitable gift annuities in all states, so please contact us to determine eligibility.