Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Honor Family, Friends or Mentors With a Lasting Legacy

Memorial and tribute gifts are a wonderful way to honor someone important to you. At UW Medicine, your gift could support groundbreaking research, lifesaving patient care or essential education for the next generation of healthcare providers — a deeply meaningful legacy for a special person.

We can help you create a custom tribute webpage with pictures and personal memories about the person you’d like to honor. And it’s easy to share your page with friends, family and community members who would like to make a gift or leave a personal note.

Questions? We can help.

Would you like to learn more about memorial and tribute gifts? Please contact Ande Peterson at UW Medicine Advancement at 206.543.5686 or Thank you for your interest!

Frequently Asked Questions

Just fill out a short form, and our staff will create the page for the person you’d like to honor. You will receive an email once the page is complete, giving you access to the page and your own URL to share with friends and loved ones. See a sample tribute page.

You can make a gift online, by calling us at 206.543.5686 or by mailing a check to:

UW Medicine Advancement
Attn.: Annual Philanthropy
Box 358045
Seattle, WA 98195‐8045

Please include the name of the person you’re paying tribute to, and, if you know it, the name of the fund being used to honor them.

We suggest that you use text similar to this:

The family requests that memorial gifts be made in support of the [program/hospital/research area] at UW Medicine. Checks should be made payable to the “UW Foundation” and mailed to: UW Medicine Advancement, Attn.: Gift Processing, Box 358045, Seattle, WA 98195‐8045. Please indicate that the gift is in memory of [name]. Or you may make a gift online. (Note: If you choose to create a tribute page, include the URL for that page here.)

If you give us the name and address of the next-of-kin (or the name of the person you’re honoring), we will be sure to let them know about your thoughtful gesture.

Thank you for considering UW Medicine to honor someone special to you.