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Ways to Give

The ways to make an impact are limitless.

Thanks to the generosity and commitment of donors, alumni, and supporters, WesternU can continue its mission of teaching the health care professionals of the future. Through this work, patients and communities benefit from humanistic health care that only our alumni can provide.

Generous partners like you provide the crucial support needed for these efforts and make this all possible.

The best part is, there are many convenient ways to give that can fit your individual needs and interests. You can make an immediate impact by giving online or send a check. A pledge gift allows you to support WesternU over a period of time that works for you, while planned gifts establish future giving in a legacy that spans for generations to come. The options are many, but the impact is unmeasurable.

Your gift to WesternU can also assist your financial, philanthropic, and estate-planning goals while often providing significant tax benefits for you and your family.

Regardless of how and what you decide to give, your gift will ensure we can continue the important work of teaching students and impacting patients in the humanistic way WesternU is known for. Please explore below to learn more about the ways you can help support the future of health care at WesternU and beyond!

  • Give Online

    You can start impacting lives right now by using our secure online giving form. You can make a one-time gift, or keep the momentum going by setting up a recurring gift on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.

    Check out our Fund Finder to discover how you can make an impact!

  • Check or Money Order

    Send a check or money order payable only to Western University of Health Sciences to:

    Western University of Health Sciences
    309 E. Second St.
    Pomona, CA 91766-1854
    (909) 623-6116

    To assign your donation to a specific fund, please write the fund name into the memo or note section of your check.

  • Planned Gifts

    Make a lasting difference through a planned legacy gift to WesternU. Legacy gifts – such as a bequest, life income plan or beneficiary designation – provide a way to support families in the future while maintaining control over your estate and assets. As you plan and reflect on the legacy you will leave, thank you for considering a gift to benefit our mission.

    We are also here to help. If you have any questions about remembering Western University of Health Sciences in your estate plans, please contact us for a confidential consultation. No hard pressure; no “selling.” Simply direct feedback and/or referrals to professionals who can advise you and your family.

    The Office of Planned Giving at WesternU
    Western University of Health Sciences
    P: 909-469-5230

  • Wire Transfers

    Bank: Wells Fargo Bank Account
    Title: Western University of Health Sciences
    Account number: 4159285741
    Routing number: 121000248
    Memo/Att. to: Advancement Information Services

  • Gifts of Appreciated Securities and Stock

    Gifts of securities such as stocks or other appreciated assets can be an easy, tax-efficient method for making a gift – and an impact! In most instances, you can take a tax deduction for the full market value of the gift and avoid any capital gains tax.

    FBO Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
    CREDIT TO:DTC #0015
    Account #527-106394
    Western University of Health Sciences

  • Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

    DAFs are a great way to showcase your generosity. They are simple, cost-effective, flexible, and allow you to give to your favorite causes, including WesternU. With a DAF. you can diversify your giving and take advantage of tax benefits. Use the following information when making your recommendation for a grant from your DAF.

    Western University of Health Sciences
    309 E. Second St.
    Pomona, CA 91766-1854
    (909) 623-6116

  • IRA Rollovers (Qualified Charitable Distributions)

    Once you reach 70½ years of age, you can make a tax-free distribution from your individual retirement account (IRA) to WesternU. Any qualified contribution up to $100,000 counts toward your required minimum distribution (RMD). If you are married, your spouse may also make a qualified charitable distribution of up to $100,000. Remember, this gift does not count as income to you, and therefore is not tax deductible.


    To make a gift from your IRA, contact your IRA administrator (some examples are Fidelity, Merrill Lynch, Schwab, Vanguard, etc.) and ask your representative to send a check in the amount you desire (up to $100,000) payable to Western University of Health Sciences. Some have a form you can fill out. If your administrator does not, you can send a letter to your IRA administrator requesting a charitable distribution to WesternU. Making sure to include the following information:

    1) Enter the name and address of your IRA custodian/administrator.
    2) Enter the date.
    3) Enter your IRA account number.
    4) Enter the amount you wish to transfer to Brown.
    5) State where you would like the gift to be directed.
    6) Include a phone number or email address where you can be contacted.
    7) Sign the letter, print your name as the Plan Owner, and include your return mailing address.

    Checks should be mailed to:
    Western University of Health Sciences
    309 E. Second St.
    Pomona, CA 91766-1854
    (909) 623-6116

  • Matching Gifts – Multiply Your Impact

    Matching gifts are a great way to multiply your impact by using your personal or professional network, and even others in the WesternU community! Here’s how:

    Use Your Gift for a Match Campaign
    Challenging your friends, family, coworkers, and others in the community to match your donation is a great way to expand your impact on students and communities. For example, we can help you create a match challenge mini-campaign on social media encouraging others to contribute to match your donation of $5,000 or more. This way, you have the potential of raising $10,000 or more! We can help you choose the fund – too.

    Ask Your Employer to Match Your Gift
    Many employers will match tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and employees’ spouses. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. The gift you give today could be DOUBLED OR EVEN TRIPLED.


    1. Check with your company’s Human Resources department to see if a matching gift program is available.
    2. Complete the requirements your company has in place for matching gifts.

    You may need the following information:

    ORGANIZATION: Western University of Health Sciences
    ORGANIZATION MAILING ADDRESS: 309 E. Second St., Pomona, CA 91766-1854
    ORGANIZATION TYPE: Higher Education Nonprofit

  • Corporate and Foundation Partnerships

    Whether you want to make philanthropy a part of your corporate culture, engage your team, or bring attention to your brand, we’ll work with you to provide an experience that achieves your goals and allows you to create a lasting impact in your organization and your community

    Leah Schueler, Ed.D
    Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
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