so many ways to Give
Join your work WORKPLACE CAMPAIGN to give with regular payroll deductions.
MAIL a check or money order to United Way of LaPorte County
PLAN A GIFT
One of the many ways you can choose to express your commitment to our community's future is by including United Way of LaPorte County in your planned giving. This is an easy way to make a lasting impact without affecting your current financial security and freedom. Planned gifts offer you the flexibility to balance your personal financial goals with your interest in supporting the impact work of United Way in LaPorte County, and 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.
If you have already included United Way in LaPorte County in your estate plans, please contact us to let us know so you can be recognized as a hand-raiser in our community.
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.
Make your gift weekly, bi-monthly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually using our online pledge form and a credit card or electronic funds transfer (EFT). 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.
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.
Life Insurance and Retirement Plans
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. For information on how to make a United Way of LaPorte County a designated beneficiary, please consult your financial advisor to develop a plan best suited for you.
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. For information on how to make a CGA to United Way of LaPorte County, please consult your financial advisor to develop a plan best suited for you.