Ways to Give

In addition to making a donation by cash, check or credit card, you can also support UWS in the following ways.


In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations to the university may include equipment, books, anatomical models, permanent fixtures, professional services, artwork – the sky is the limit! All items however, must be approved by the department that will be using the gift. For example, the university librarian approves gifts of books; the dean of chiropractic approves gifts of adjusting tables, etc.

To get started, contact Kelli Rule, development officer at 503-847-2556 or giving@uws.edu.

Vehicle Donations

We are proud to accept vehicle donations in partnership with the non-profit Volunteers of America (VOA) Oregon. VOA Oregon handles the logistics of your donation and will walk you through the paperwork. For this service, VOA will receive 40 percent of the net proceeds of the at-auction purchase price of your vehicle, UWS receives 60 percent. One-hundred percent of the value is tax-deductible to you.

Start the process by visiting www.charity-connections.org and choosing University of Western States from the partner’s list. If you have questions, you may contact Ryan Foltz, vehicle donation manager at VOA Oregon at 503-239-7944. For more information view these FAQs.

Since 1896, VOA Oregon has provided a range of supportive and empowering services to our area’s most vulnerable populations – and works with them to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Learn more at www.voaor.org

Stocks and Bonds

The donation of stocks and bonds are an effective way for our donors to support our university and students. Please contact us by phone at 503-847-2556 or email about electronically transmitting shares from your brokerage account to our account – an easy way to make an important gift.

Bequests and Planned Giving

Planned gifts include things like bequests, trusts and retirement or life insurance policies. Each method can offer various tax benefits depending on your personal financial situation. We will recognize you as a major donor to the university from the day you notify us of your intent to make a planned gift. For information about planned giving, consult your financial advisor or contact Kelli Rule, development officer at 503-847-2556 or giving@uws.edu.