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Holiday Hours & End-of-Year Giving

It’s that time of year again—time for sharing merry moments with family and friends. As you prepare for the holidays, consider the year-end giving tips below. We know how important the last few days of 2018 will be for meeting tax deadlines, and we are here to help make the process as easy as possible.

Please note the WSU Foundation’s hours of operation through the end of the year:

Dec. 1 – Dec. 21: Normal operation (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Dec. 24 and 25: Closed

Dec. 26 – 31: Although Washington State University and the WSU Foundation will be closed, WSU Foundation gift accounting and gift planning staff will be available by phone from 8:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m., throughout this week. If you would like to give a gift of appreciated stock or discuss your year-end giving plans to benefit WSU, please call 800-448-2978 or 509-335-1686.

Making a gift online using the WSU Foundation’s secure site is an easy way to make your year-end gift using a credit or debit card any time, day or night. Note: Online gifts may be made as late as 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31 to receive tax credit for 2018.

Thank you for your generous support of Washington State University throughout the year. Have a wonderful holiday season!

Warm regards,

Your friends at the WSU Foundation

Year-End Giving Tips

Remember, only gifts made by Dec. 31 can help reduce your 2018 taxable income. Please keep the following in mind and consult your tax advisor for specific details.

To Receive 2018 Tax Credit:

  • Make sure your gift is dated and postmarked no later than Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Complete your online gift on or before 11:59 p.m. (PST) on Dec. 31, 2018. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.


The date you deliver or mail your donation is generally recognized as the gift date for tax purposes. Please note, the date on the actual check or money order is not recognized by the IRS as proof of your intent to give on a particular date. Gifts by check or money order may be mailed to:

WSU Foundation
PO Box 641927
Pullman, WA 99164-1927

Note: Gifts may be hand-delivered to the WSU Foundation Town Centre Suite 201 during hours of operation.

Credit Cards:

The date your account is debited is considered the date of the donation. In order to receive a 2018 charitable income tax deduction, credit card gifts must be processed against your account in 2018. Please make sure to make your gift online using your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

Gifts of Stock:

Have your stocks gone up in value this year? Consider making a simple and tax-wise gift of appreciated stock. Please note that mutual fund shares may take several weeks to transfer, and the gift is not considered complete until the shares are received in the WSU Foundation’s account. To make a gift of stock or to discuss your year-end gift to WSU, please call 800-448-2978 or 509-335-1686.

Washington State University Foundation
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