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Planned Legacy Giving


Adding a provision to your will or trust is a simple way to make a legacy gift. After taking care of loved ones, you can designate a percentage of your estate or a specific sum. A bequest may reduce estate tax. It also gives you flexibility. No other planned gift is as simple to make or as easy to modify, as your life circumstances change.

Below is an example of wording to help you structure your intention.

“I give to UCAR of 3090 Center Green Dr, Boulder, CO 80301, Tax ID 84-041-2668 or to it successor thereto, _________ [specific sum or percentage of the estate or description of property] This gift should be used for _____________ [state general purpose such as general mission support, capital needs, endowment for education programs, etc.].”

You can also establish a bequest by creating a new or updating your current will through FreeWill

If you are interested in setting up a specific fund or endowment fund, please reach out to us and let’s have a conversation.

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.