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Charitable Gift Annuities

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When you are looking for ways to help the University of Houston serve the region and impact the world, you shouldn't feel like you are choosing between your philanthropic goals and financial security. One gift that allows you to support UH's work while receiving fixed payments for life is a charitable gift annuity.

When you create a charitable gift annuity with UH, your gift provides you with regular payments and allows us to expand our opportunities for our students. You can also receive a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction.

Delay Your Payments

If you are younger than 60 or don't need your payments immediately, you can set up a deferred gift annuity. This allows you to delay receiving payments until a later date—such as when you reach retirement. To learn more, view and download the FREE guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.

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Smith-Wensveen Endowment Created

Smith-WensveenAn exuberant love of science and sound financial planning led Dean Earl L. Smith, III and his wife, Dr. Janice Wensveen to pledge a series of gifts, including deferred gift annuities, to the College of Optometry.

Their gift will enable the University of Houston to create a Smith-Wensveen Endowment in the College of Optometry with priority given to an endowed professorship or chair. 

"We want to support scholars," Dean Smith says. In addition, their gift also provides benefits to the Smith-Wensveens. "It's actually a very good investment for a balanced portfolio, as well as for giving back to the University." Read more

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Learn How to Fund It

You can use the following assets to fund a charitable gift annuity:

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Office of Gift Planning at 713-743-8680 or giftplanning@uh.edu for additional information on charitable gift annuities or to chat more about the personal benefits of creating an annuity with the University of Houston.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include the University of Houston in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: University of Houston
Address: 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77004
Federal Tax ID Number: 74-6001399

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