Planned Giving

Your Legacy, Our Future

Any planned gift, big or small, has a significant impact on Winona State University. These gifts allow you to support our students, programs and campus far into the future while also providing tax and other benefits for you and your family.


What is Planned Giving?

Planned giving involves providing for a future charitable gift through your financial and estate plans. WSU welcomes gifts made through various planned giving arrangements, which can:

  • Enable you to leave a legacy at Winona State University
  • Entitle you to charitable income and/or gift or estate tax deductions

We can help you can explore different types of planned gifts, such as bequests, life income options or other assets.


1858 Founders Society

  Join our 1858 Founders Society today and see how your gift makes a lasting impact.

If your estate plans include a bequest or other deferred gift to WSU, we welcome you as a member of this special recognition society.

We are here to help.

Our development team is experienced in helping WSU alumni and friends reach their personal goals as they consider their planned giving options.


Contact Us
1.800.242.8978 ext. 5020 or 507.457.5020

Cindy Jokela
Director of Development

Note: Tax reform has been signed. We are working to update this site to reflect the 2018 tax law changes. This includes the new income tax brackets, the increase to the standard deductions, estate tax reform and a change to the adjusted gross income limit on cash contributions. Please contact us with any questions and to discuss how your gift can help WSU’s mission.