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Planned Legacy Giving

Other Planned Gift Options

If you have built a sizable estate, making a legacy gift through a Charitable Trust may allow you to give more than you thought possible. A Charitable Trust can help you make the most of your existing assets and resources, while also providing tangible financial benefits for you and your family – today and in the future.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

You can make a gift of assets to a charitable remainder trust and receive income for yourself and/or loved ones in return. The remaining assets would go to UCAR. Savings in income and capital gains tax may result. Contact your estate planning advisor to learn more.

Charitable Lead Trusts

By establishing a charitable lead trust you can provide income for UCAR for a period of time, with the balance passing to your heirs. This gift allows you to create an impact now at UCAR. Contact your estate planning advisor to learn more.

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.