Planned Giving: Legacy Society
Donors who include United Way of Laramie County Foundation, Inc (UWLC Foundation) in their estate plans are recognized as a member of the legacy society. Through bequests, life insurance, charitable trusts, or retirement benefits, donors can make an investment in United Way’s future right here in Laramie County.
Estate gifts are invested in UWLC Foundation’s Endowment Fund. Distributions from the endowment are used in a more long term approach to support the work of United Way of Laramie County and its initiatives.
Planned Gift Opportunities
Name United Way of Laramie County Foundation as a beneficiary in your will–a bequest provision can be included in your will when you create it, or you can amend an existing will.
Make an outright gift of cash, appreciated stock, or personal assets–This is an excellent technique for individuals who are looking to benefit from an immediate tax deduction, possibly a significant bonus or selling a business.
Name UWLC Foundation as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or IRA account–perpetuating your gift through a retirement plan is simple, flexible and can have significant tax benefits. Contact the administrator of your retirement plan to designate UWLC Foundation as a beneficiary.
Name United Way of Laramie County Foundation as a beneficiary of an existing or new life insurance policy–consider ownership of the policy to UWLC Foundation for immediate tax benefits, or simply designate UWLC Foundation as the beneficiary to leave a lasting legacy in our community.
Other Ways to Give
There are many other ways an estate gift may be made to UWLC Foundation, including Charitable Trusts and Charitable Gift Annuities. Please contact your financial advisor to determin the best planned giving play for you.
If you choose to support your United Way through your estate plans, please let us know so we may properly acknowledge your generosity. If preferred, you may remain anonymous and your gift will be kept confidential, but knowledge of your gift will enable us to better plan for the future.
For more information, or to share with us that you’ve included United Way in your estate plan, please contact us at 307.638.8904 or via the form below.
United Way of Laramie County Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation is organized for the exclusive purpose of providing additional resources to enhance the ability of United Way of Laramie County (UWLC) to assist individuals in Laramie County through community programs focused on its mission. To this end, the Foundation encourages and grows resources to support the future sustainability of UWLC through a variety of giving opportunities.