Tribute and memorial gifts to UNLV are a lasting recognition to the special role someone played in your life and/or with UNLV. These gifts honor and remember an individual’s dedication to a program, field of study, personal interest, or excellence in industry. Your tribute or memorial gift may support any college or program and may be given by an individual or a group.

Establishing a Tribute or Memorial

Establish a tribute or memorial gift through:

  • Outright gifts of cash of any amount may be made at any time to honor milestone achievements such as graduations or retirements or in memory of a special individual. Make your gift using our online giving page.
  • Estate plans provide for bequests in your will that provide funding after your lifetime. Visit our estate and planned gifts page for more information.
  • Endowments fund scholarships, fellowships, professorships, research, and special programs in perpetuity. The UNLV Foundation has a current list of endowment opportunities, including scholarships that may be fully funded beginning at $30,000.

Our staff is pleased to work with you to meaningfully recognize your honoree. Recognition might include naming a program, scholarship, or a special place on campus in their honor.


If you have any questions about tribute or memorial gifts, please contact:

Marian Alper

Director of Donor Relations




If you are planning to include UNLV in your will or estate plan, please contact:

Bud Beekman

Director of Gift Planning