Other Ways to Give
Join a leadership Society
United Way of 1000 Lakes leadership donors do something generous and influential through their commitment to envisioning a better community - and then making that vision a reality. They ensure that children will succeed, families will achieve financial stability, seniors will lead purposeful lives and all who aim to turn their struggles into strengths do so. Leadership donors lead by example, showing that anyone can shape the future of their community and impact countless lives. Learn more about Leadership Giving.
For many people, philanthropic giving is a lifelong commitment that provides both personal satisfaction and financial benefits. In addition to planting a seed that will continue to grow for generations to come, there are financial incentives that may apply to planned giving.
A charitable planned gift is the result of careful and thoughtful structuring of one’s estate to benefit one or more charitable organizations. A planned gift can be given in many ways, including cash, charitable trusts, life insurance, retirement plans, bequests, appreciated property, charitable gift annuities and donor advised funds.
The legal name to use in gift-planning transactions is United Way of 1000 Lakes.Our Federal Tax ID number is 41-6042589.
Contact United Way at 218-999-7570 or email us letting know you made a planned gift.
Make a Gift of Stock
Donating stock can be an effective and efficient method of supporting the United Way. Stock donations may enable you to increase your gift to United Way while realizing additional tax benefits for you. Check with your broker or tax advisor to determine if a stock donation makes sense for you.
When donating stock, most people simply transfer the stock directly to United Way rather than selling it. This allows you to claim a charitable contribution in the amount of the average of the high and low stock price on the day of the transfer to United Way. United Way is responsible for any fees related to the sale of the stock.
For information contact United Way at 218-999-7570 or by Email.
IRA charitable rollover gifts
If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit United Way of 1000 Lakes and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. Download sample letters
Many of our donors choose to participate in their company or organization’s United Way Annual Campaign. Often, they make their donations through payroll deduction over the course of each year. Please check with your organization to find out about your United Way Campaign.
Because of generous corporate partners, United Way is able to thank, recognize, educate and train donors and volunteers, without incurring additional expenses. Learn more about the Sponsor Program. Call 218-999-7570 or email.
Thrivent Choice Dollars
Are you are a member of Thrivent Financial? If so, you can direct "Choice Dollars" to United Way of 1000 Lakes – at no extra cost to you – through “Thrivent Choice.”
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