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Beneficiary Designations

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Passionate about supporting the University of Houston with our mission even after your lifetime? It's not only possible, it's easy to do with a beneficiary designation. Just name UH as a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies after you're gone. You simply fill out a form that is entirely separate from your will—which makes this approach an easy way to give.

Not only is it an easy way to give, but it's also flexible—you aren't locked into the choices you make today. You can review and adjust beneficiary designations anytime you want.

Leaving a Legacy of Support


Thom Guthrie has been working in professional theatre for 44 years, with 14 of them being at the University of Houston, where he is designer and house manager of the Moores Opera Center.

Thom credits the University of Houston administration for placing a high priority on the arts as a way of exposing the university to the community and beyond, but realizes that in tough financial times, there is not much money to preserve the opera house. Thom is leaving two separate endowments to the University of Houston in his will—one in honor of his mother, the Kathleen Childress Guthrie Harrison Endowment that will support the opera house, and the other to support the Moores School of Music and its operation.

Supporting students at UH through beneficiary designations of bequests in the will, as Thom did, can be can be a very simple process. Contact us to learn more.

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Learn How to Fund It

You can name us beneficiary of the following assets:

Next Steps

  1. Contact Andrea Olczak at 713-743-6313 or for additional information on beneficiary designations and how they can help support the the University of Houston with our mission.
  2. Talk to your financial or legal advisor to learn which assets will or will not trigger taxable income when paid to a beneficiary.
  3. If you name the the University of Houston in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

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

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