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Planned Legacy Giving

Create Your Lasting Legacy

Creating a planned gift through your will or another part of your estate plan enables you to make a lasting impact on the next generation of scientists and researchers at NSF NCAR and UCAR.

In a world where the only constant seems to be change, UCAR and NSF NCAR have been committed for more than 60 years to addressing the intricate challenges of our Earth by ensuring that cutting-edge research and innovation in atmospheric and Earth system science is a priority.

We invite you to become part of this scientific legacy and ensure this important work continues on into the future.

There are many ways to plan a legacy gift while also taking advantage of potential tax savings and maintaining flexibility if your circumstances change. To help you get started on your plans and legacy, Friends of the National Center has partnered with FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating your will or trust. It’s easy to use, accessible online and can be completed in 20 minutes. You can use this resource on its own, or use it to document your wishes before finalizing your plans with an attorney.

Create a Will or Trust

Friends Legacy Circle


When you make a legacy gift to UCAR through your will or estate plan, you will join The Friends Legacy Circle, a community of like-minded individuals who are committed to transformative research and education for future generations.

“What we do today right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows.” — Alexandra Stoddard, Author
Quote from Karyn Sawyer
Karyn Sawyer

Next Steps

1. Talk to us
We would welcome a conversation with you about how your estate plans can benefit UCAR as well as your family. Please contact Sarah Swanson at 303-497-1953 or

2. Use our legal name
If you include UCAR in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal name: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Address: 3090 Center Green Dr, Boulder, CO 80301
Federal tax ID number: 84-041-2668

3. Keep us informed!
If you have already named UCAR as a beneficiary, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes. We would also like to welcome you to the Friends Legacy Circle, recognizing planned legacy donors. Information you share will be kept confidential and we respect any desire to remain anonymous.

Thank You!

Please note that Friends of the National Center/UCAR cannot provide legal, tax, or financial advice. We recommend you contact your attorneys or other professional advisors when considering changes to your estate plan.