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Be intentional.

Leave a Legacy.

There are a number of ways to support WBGL during your lifetime or through your estate which include: 

  • Bequests through a Will or Trust 
  • Charitable Gift Annuities provide income for life at an interest rate based on your age 
  • Charitable Trusts provide income for individuals or couples during their lifetime 
  • Gifts of Real Estate, Retirement Plans, or Life Insurance designating WBGL as a beneficiary 
  • Gifts of Stock can help you avoid capital gains tax 

For more information, contact WBGL at 800-475-9245.

WBGL is a ministry of University of Northwestern – St. Paul. Therefore, staff from UNWSP may also be among those who will assist you with your questions regarding planned giving to WBGL. The Northwestern Foundation administers all charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, donor advised funds, and other planned giving arrangements for the University of Northwestern – St. Paul and Northwestern Media (WBGL). 

Donations of Stocks or Bonds 

If you wish to donate stock shares or bonds to WBGL, please use the information below to facilitate the trade electronically. 

Please contact Rich Branham at or 651-631-5285 to notify us of such transactions. 

Broker: Edward Jones
Investment Rep: Bob Barmore
Phone Number: 651-633-8998
DTC Number: 0057
Account Name: University of Northwestern
Account Number: 401-04791-1-3 


If you are interested in including WBGL in your estate plans, here is some bequest language to assist with proper wording. 

If you include WBGL in your Will, Trust or other estate planning, would you please let us know and allow us the privilege of personally expressing our appreciation for your support? Knowing about your beneficiary designation helps us best steward your gift and plan for WBGLs future. Here’s how to let us know! 

Explore Unitrusts, Annuity Trusts and Gift Annuities 

Gift Options Calculator >> 

View a variety of giving scenarios, using details from your situation to create a customized illustration of your giving opportunities. You may calculate a unitrust, annuity trust, gift annuity or gift and sale. 

Organizational Tax-Exempt Information 

University of Northwestern – St. Paul is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization and by Revenue Canada as a 110(1)(a)(vi) organization. All gifts are fully deductible to the extent allowed by your country of residence. 

Northwestern Foundation is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 509(a)(1) community foundation and is a tax-exempt charity under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.