Memorials and Tributes
Memorial and tribute gifts are meaningful ways to honor friends or mentors, celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, or memorialize a loved one while benefiting the Washburn community. These gifts qualify as charitable donations and show appreciation for an individual while helping to sustain ongoing efforts of the Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation.
A memorial gift is often given in lieu of flowers at the family’s request after a loved one passes away. The gift may be designated to a specific area on campus that recognizes the values and priorities of the individual. An acknowledgment card with the name of the donor is sent immediately to the family letting them know of the gift while keeping the gift amount confidential. Each donor is provided with a separate acknowledgement for their gift. To create a memorial, please contact Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation at (785) 670-4483.
A tribute gift is made in someone’s honor to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, holiday, retirement, or simply to acknowledge an individual’s strong commitment to Washburn University. The gift may be designated to an area of the donor’s choice. A letter will be sent to the honoree notifying them of the gift and the area it will benefit.
Making a Memorial or Tribute Gift
To mail a gift, please make all checks payable to Washburn University Foundation and indicate in the memo line the name of the memorial or tribute honoree and gift designation. You can also make your gift online.
Mail checks to:
Washburn University Foundation
1729 SW MacVicar Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604
Please feel free to contact us with any other questions.