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Community Partners

Community partners are vital to our mission to provide students access to a transformational educational experience at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County.

Founded in 1966, the UW-Barron County Foundation’s board of directors and volunteers includes alumni, friends, community leaders, faculty and staff. Our non-profit corporation plays an increasingly important role in helping the campus fulfill its educational mission. Though UW-Eau Claire — Barron County receives funding from the State of Wisconsin and Barron County, we would not be able to offer students a wide variety of opportunities if it were not for the foundation and the philanthropic support of the community.

Your financial support will ensure the foundation can continue to offer students scholarships, fund critical professional development for our outstanding faculty and staff, and support campus initiatives that make UW-Eau Claire – Barron County an asset to the communities in northwest Wisconsin.

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    IRA Charitable Rollover

    In 2015, Congress enacted a permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover. As a result, individuals age 70½ or older can make gifts directly from their IRA to charity. An IRA Charitable Rollover will allow you to:

    Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to our organization
    Satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year
    Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions
    Make a gift that is not subject to the 50% deduction limits on charitable gifts
    Help further the work and mission of UW-Barron County Foundation

    Sophisticated Giving

    Sophisticated Giving can include creating tax avoidance, sharing your values with your heirs, establishing a family foundation account or Donor Advised Fund, and/or multiplying the dollars you give to charity. We are happy to share information on Sophisticated Giving here.

    Planned Giving

    Consider including a gift to UW-Barron County Foundation in your estate plan. Naming UW-Barron County Foundation in your will, trust, or by beneficiary designation will  create a lasting legacy and help ensure that we are here for future generations.

    For information on supporting UW-Barron County Foundation, please email or give us a call at 715-788-6235. Let’s talk!

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