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Charitable Gift Annuities

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When you are looking for ways to help the 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 qualify for a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize.

Delay Your Payments

Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this FREE guide Deferred Gift Annuities: Plan Now, Benefit Later.

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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

See How It Works

Learn How to Fund It

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

Calculate Your Benefits

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Andrea Olczak at 713-743-6313 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 the University of Houston.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include 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

Learn more about the many benefits of a charitable gift annuity in our FREE guide Charitable Gift Annuities: Gifts That Give Back.View My Guide
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