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Giving FAQ

What are the tax benefits of making a gift?

  • Gifts to William Woods University are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
  • When you make a gift, an acknowledgment letter will be sent to you in the mail. Please keep this letter as a receipt for your records.
  • Bequests and trusts are gifts that offer significant tax benefits.

What payment methods can I use to make my gift?

  • Credit card gifts can be made over the phone by calling Peggy McGrew at 573.592.1128. MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and VISA are accepted.
  • Monthly giving options are also available.
  • Gifts can be made online via credit/debit card.
  • Checks may be made payable to "William Woods University" and mailed to:
William Woods University
Attn: University Advancement
One University Avenue
Fulton, MO 65251-1098
  • Inquiries regarding the donation of horses to the university should be made to the chair of the Equestrian Science Division at 573.592.4280 or via email.

Can I make a gift in memory of a friend or loved one?

  • Gifts in memory or honor of a friend or loved one can be sent to
William Woods University
Att: University Advancement
One University Avenue
Fulton, MO 65251-1098.
  • Please include a note indicating the name of the person the gift is in memory or honor of..., i.e., "In memory/honor of _______________."
  • Memorial gifts can also be made online via credit/debit card.
  • The honoree's family will receive notification of memorial gifts received.

Can I obtain a copy of William Wood's annual report?

  • The University does not publish an annual report. However, an annual donor honor roll is published in the fall issue of The Woods magazine.
  • The annual donor honor roll includes gifts received during the prior fiscal year -- July 1 through June 30.

For information regarding Giving contact Peggy McGrew at 573.592.1128 or PeggyMcGrew@WilliamWoods.edu.