Graphic: Proposed north entrance to new law school building, and thumbnails of floorplans.

New Building Coming Summer 2023: Ways to Give

With your generosity and the expertise of the deeply compassionate professionals at Washburn Law, we will create a new law school building that honors our alumni and matches the outstanding quality of the education and experience that we provide. Your gift to the new School of Law building will help Washburn Law's highly regarded programs continue to evolve.

You can help in one or more of the following ways.

Cash, Check, or Credit Card

This is the simplest method of giving outright cash.

Recurring Gift

A recurring gift is a larger donation through smaller, regular gifts (yearly, monthly, etc.). Your gift can be setup as an automated withdrawal from your bank account, an automated charge to your credit card, or manual billing. This easy method of giving is perfect for young alumni and/or anyone who wants to spread a gift over several months or years.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Individual life insurance policies may be transferred to Washburn University Foundation. The Foundation may then become the owner and beneficiary to receive and income tax deduction of the Foundation may simply be named as a beneficiary of a policy.

Gifts of Real Estate

You may donate a residence, farmland, or other real estate to Washburn University Foundation on behalf of Washburn Law. Gifts of real estate may offer considerable tax savings. The gift can be made available immediately to the University or you may wish to donate the property but retain use of it for your lifetime.

Estate Gift


Through a bequest, you can make a significant gift to the law school, retain control of your assets over your lifetime, and reduce your estate and death taxes.

Life Income

A life income gift is a simple contract between you and Washburn University Foundation, on behalf of Washburn Law. In exchange for your irrevocable gift of cash, securities, or other assets, this gift will provide a lifetime income for the donor and other beneficiaries if included.

Charitable Remainder Trust

Charitable remainder trusts help you meet your charitable objectives and provide a source of income for you and/or one or more other persons for life or for a specified period of time up to 20 years.

Appreciated Assets

A gift of appreciated assets, such as stock, securities, and real estate, is another way to support Washburn Law. Your gift of appreciated assets, particularly those assets that have been held for one year or longer, is a good way to meet your charitable objectives in a tax-efficient manner.

To discuss your gift please contact:

Photograph: Patrick Mikesic.
Patrick Mikesic
Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations, School of Law
(785) 670-1869

Photograph: Kaitlin Alegria.
Kaitlin Alegria
Development Director, School of Law
(785) 670-2781

Graphic: Give to the law school new building campaign.

Make your gift to Ideal Place: The Building Campaign for Washburn University School of Law online by clicking "Give" above. Request more information from Patrick Mikesic, or (785) 670-1869.

Photograph: Lucky and Pam DeFries (photo by Nick Krug).

Lucky DeFries, '78: Remaining connected to Washburn Law through donation to building fund.

Photograph: Vo-Laria Brooks.

"I am extremely excited to give back to Washburn Law by being part of the building campaign! Students need a first rate building to match the phenomenal faculty and staff who work tirelessly to educate and mentor our future legal professionals. The new building will provide student access to cutting-edge technology, offer more space for collaborative learning, and give student access to state-of-the-art courtrooms where they will receive hands on legal experience. The new building will be an outward representation of all the phenomenal externships, programs, and certificates Washburn Law provides inside its doors."
Vo-Laria Brooks, '10,, on why she gave to the Law School Building Fund.