Endowed Gifts

Your Gift Can Last Forever

An endowment gift to the University of Colorado today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to an endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at CU. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

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An Example of How It Works

Couple SmilingLongtime University of Colorado supporters Charlie and Susan have two goals: First, they want to make sure CU continues to receive support after they are gone. Second, they want to create a lasting legacy for Charlie’s parents.

Charlie and Susan make a $25,000 donation to CU, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in honor of Charlie’s parents. Plus, Charlie and Susan qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact the Office of Gift Planning at 303-541-1229 or giftplanning@cu.edu to discuss endowed gifts.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include CU in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: University of Colorado Foundation
Address: 1800 Grant Street, Suite 725, Denver, CO 80203
Federal tax ID number: 84-6049811