Create a Lasting Tribute
Honor Someone Special With a Future Gift in Their Name
If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Virginia Wesleyan University, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
Going the Extra Mile
Virginia Wesleyan is a special place for Mat and Krista Littleton. The couple came to VWU in 2004 at the young ages of 25 and 24, respectively, and have built VWU’s Cross Country and Track and Field program from the ground up. To show their appreciation for the support they’ve received, the head coaches recently formalized a $1 million bequest to Virginia Wesleyan University.
“There’s a lot of personal investment and attachment,” says Mat Littleton. “We wanted our money to go to where we’ve invested our time and our lives.”
The Littletons began thinking more seriously about their estate when Mat’s mother passed away unexpectedly at only 58 years old. They realized that they could have a long-term impact on the University with a planned gift down the road.
Half of the couple’s gift is designated to the establishment of the The Kathy Littleton Memorial Cross Country/Track & Field Endowment, and the remaining amount will provide financial support for students as well as the University’s overall athletic program.
“A lot of people probably think they don’t have the money right now to give, but they may not think about how they can do it through an endowment or estate plan,” says Krista Littleton.
The couple says they will continue to give what they can to projects around campus, but they are happy to know that their estate gift will make a difference in the future.
“Ultimately, we wanted to have the largest amount of impact possible on the University with whatever means we have,” says Mat.
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Not Sure How to Begin Planning?
- Contact Lori L. McCarel '94 at 757.233.8786 or email@example.com for additional information on creating a memorial gift at VWU.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you make a memorial gift to VWU through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Virginia Wesleyan University
Address: 1584 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502-5599
Federal Tax ID Number: Please contact us for our federal tax ID number.
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.