Planned Giving at GW

The GWU is one of the great legacies of George Washington. With planned giving at GW, you have the opportunity to create a meaningful legacy in the same way. By planning a legacy gift as part of your giving, you’ll be able to have more impact... Read More

End the Year on a High Note: Check In on Your Estate

The following tips will give you a head start on end-of-year organizing (at least where your estate plan is concerned). Review your current will and trusts. Your will and trusts may need to be updated because your family situation or goals changed.... Read More

A Pie Analogy for Giving

Picture your estate as a pie. When you decide whom you want to share it with, you can cut big slices, little slices, or somewhere in between. We talk to many supporters of the George Washington University who worry that leaving a gift in their will to GW may... Read More

3 Common Planned Giving Myths, Busted

If you hear “planned giving” or “legacy giving” and think it is for people older or wealthier than you — or that it is just too confusing — check out these common myths and the truths behind them. First, What Is Planned... Read More

Bequest Language for a Gift In Your Will

Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures. Your gift may be... Read More