Planned Giving

MORE Impact.  Ask anyone whose life was transformed by their experience at the University of Windsor what they want to achieve for their alma-mater and they will provide the same answer – to enable UWindsor to continue inspiring and education students for generations to come.  A gift through your estate can help University of Windsor achieve that goal.  Beyond providing unrestricted support in areas of greatest need, past estate gifts have made a difference in academic programs, student awards and bursaries, the library, athletics, equipment needs, campus beautification and each of the faculties!   Estate gifts help the University of Windsor plan for the future.  These gifts allow your generosity to be recognized during your lifetime with our Legacy Giving Circle.  

Create your Legacy at University of Windsor

If you wish to leave a legacy through an estate gift, we welcome the opportunity to consult with you and your advisers so that your philanthropic goals and the impact at UWindsor can be considered.

For more information, please contact:

GEMMA GREY-HALL
Director of Advancement, Acting, Advancement & Alumni Relations
519-253-3000 ext. 3957   Gemma.Grey-Hall@uwindsor.ca

Gift of Life Insurance

Life insurance is an economical way to give a larger and more lasting gift to University of Windsor. You don’t have to draw on your assets now or deplete your estate.  A gift of life insurance allows those of even modest means to make a sizable gift with only a small annual or monthly payment.  Life insurance gifts can be structured to suit any financial situation. 

Three ways to give a gift of life insurance:

  1. You can purchase a new policy naming University of Windsor owner and beneficiary.  The annual premiums paid by you is tax deductible and the tax credits are available for donations up to 75 per cent of income.
  2. You can donate an existing policy that you no longer need.  The policy can be assigned to University of Windsor and the cash value in the policy is tax deductible.  All premiums that you continue to pay would also be eligible for tax receipts.
  3. You can maintain ownership of a life insurance policy and name University of Windsor as beneficiary.  Your estate will receive a tax receipt upon death for the insurance proceeds.

Benefits of giving life insurance:

  • You can make a substantial and meaningful future contribution with tax deductible, modest premium payments.
  • The regular assets in your estate are retained for your family since your donation to University of Windsor is made from the insurance payment.
  • You immediately become a major benefactor of the university, receive appropriate recognition, and extend your support beyond your lifetime to areas of personal interest.
  • Your gift will not be reduced by taxes, legal fees, probate, or administrative costs, and the gift cannot be contested.
  • There is no delay in payment as insurance proceeds pass to the university outside the estate.
  • You receive tax credits for your annual premium payments when the university is made owner and beneficiary of your policy.

Contact us to learn more about supporting University of Windsor through Legacy Giving.

For more information, please contact:

GEMMA GREY-HALL
Director of Advancement, Acting, Advancement & Alumni Relations
519-253-3000 ext. 3957   Gemma.Grey-Hall@uwindsor.ca