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LIVING UNITED in LaPorte County is about more than just giving, it’s about joining - joining the fight for our community. Our volunteers and partners are more than just fundraisers, they are game-changers and hand-raisers who are willing to stand up and fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in LaPorte County. 


Become a hand-raiser. Become a game- changer. Because your passion, expertise, and resources will help the fight become a win. A win that's not just a short-term contribution but a long-term solution.


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give TODAY

Make a one-time gift or pledge a recurring gift ONLINE.

Join work WORKPLACE CAMPAIGN to give with regular payroll deductions.

MAIL a check or money order to United Way of LaPorte County

TEXT LAPORTE17 to 52182 to give from your mobile phone.



Your planned gifts to United Way can be made in a variety of ways and will not only benefit the LaPorte County community, but also may provide significant tax and income advantages. Donors are advised to consult with their attorneys or other professional advisers when considering a planned gift to United Way of LaPorte County.


Gifts of Cash

Investors wishing to make cash gifts to United Way of LaPorte County may make checks payable to “United Way of LaPorte County,” and mail or deliver them to 422 Franklin Street, Suite D, Michigan City, IN 46360.


Sustaining Pledge

Make your gift weekly, bi-monthly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually using our online pledge form and a credit card at This is a great way to make a significant gift and spread your contribution across the year. You can also contact our office in person or by phone to schedule a recurring gift.


Pledge with an Invoice

To request an invoice for your pledge, please contact our office.


Matching Gifts

If your employer offers a matching gift program, just provide us with your matching gift paperwork (generally available from your Human Resources Office) and we will do the rest.


Gifts of Stock

For information on how to make a gift of appreciated stock to United Way of LaPorte County, please consult your financial advisor to develop a plan best suited for you.



Once you have made provisions for family in your wills, you may wish to leave a specific amount, a percentage of the estate, or the residuum of the estate to United Way. If you wish to make a bequest to United Way of LaPorte County, please consult your attorney for language best suited to your estate plan.

If you already have included United Way of LaPorte County in your will or estate plan, please CONTACT US and let us know. Thank you!


Life Insurance and Retirement Plan

Proceeds You may choose to make United Way of LaPorte County the designated beneficiary of life insurance or retirement plan proceeds. Life insurance polices with built-up cash value can make convenient tax-deductible gifts. Naming United Way of LaPorte County a beneficiary of a retirement plan can result in significant tax savings.


Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable Gift Annuities (CGA) are one of the most popular forms of planned giving and can offer tax advantages as well as life income for the donor or a named income beneficiary. A CGA is a contract between the investor and issuing charity, in which the investor makes an irrevocable gift to the charity, and in return the charity pays the investor a fixed income for life. Upon the death of the investor, the amount remaining (residuum) goes to the charity.



United Way of LaPorte County advocates at the state, county, and municipal level for the appropriate funding and policies that protect the non-profit sector’s capacity to advance the common good. Along with our sister offices across the state, United Way of LaPorte County has established engagement strategies that reflect our work within the areas of education, income and health. United Way’s public policy agenda is focused on building the state’s vital public infrastructure in order to support stronger, more vital communities.





United Way of LaPorte County will work with you to find a volunteer opportunity that advances your company’s philanthropic goals, while supporting your community and strengthening your team. Your employees will see firsthand the impact a partnership with United Way makes.

CONTACT US to learn more about the types of projects United Way can host.



If you’re looking for a way to join United Way's fight to build a brighter future in LaPorte County, you’ve come to the right place.

Our agency partners are looking for people like you to help increase the impact of our work throughout the community. CONTACT US to find out more about our featured volunteer opportunities.




We are a diverse group of individuals who unite together to fight for a stronger LaPorte County — extending the reach of United Way’s impact through volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and networking. 


Tocqueville Society

The Tocqueville Society is a powerful group of local business, civic, and philanthropic leaders who share a passion for positive community change and making a difference with their annual gifts of $10,000 or more.


Leadership Giving

Leadership Giving is a group of generous donors who give $1,000 or more to support the most effective programs and provide lasting solutions for everyone in our community.


Women United

Women United is a a vibrant, diverse and global force of nearly 70,000 women leaders in more than 160 communities. Together, we mobilize the caring power of women to strengthen LaPorte County.


Student United Way

Student United Way is a group of caring and committed young people on a mission to encourage philanthropy and volunteerism among their peers.