Ways To Give

 

 

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Investing In Our Future

Incredible scenery, a booming food scene, and a rich tradition of arts, music, and culture. There are many reasons why we choose to call this place home. The one thing we all agree upon is that it's worth investing in. We know you have a choice when it comes to giving and we take every investment very seriously. 

We also know that generosity comes in many forms. Whether you're making a gift through your IRA or as part of your planned legacy, your support is helping to build a stronger, more equitable, more resilient community where everyone belongs and everyone thrives. 

Beyond Individual Giving

While individual giving remains the foundation upon which we're built, there is a myriad of other investment types that support the work of United Way. We invite you to explore the options that work best for you, your business, or your organization below. For detailed information, please contact Tracey Johnston-Crum, 828.239.1048. 

INDIVIDUAL

Give Now

Investing in United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is an investment in our community. When you give, you are helping us drive real, measurable change for all who live here. To make your gift:

  • Give online now.
  • Mail your contribution to United Way, 50 South French Broad Ave., Asheville, NC 28801.
  • Make your donation by credit card over the phone, 828.255.0696.

Planned Giving

Interested in powering the impact of United Way into the future? A simple, flexible, and versatile way is to make a planned gift through a retirement plan, an insurance plan, or a charitable bequest. A charitable bequest to United Way can be added to your will or living trust in as little as one sentence and will allow our Board of Directors to steward your final gift for its greatest impact. Or choose to direct your contribution to the David Bailey Legacy Endowment to ensure that your annual gift is sustained in perpetuity. (TAX ID/EIN# 56-0576157).

Please let us know if you have already made provisions for United Way in your estate plan so we may acknowledge your commitment in United Way's Legacy Giving Society. Connect with Tracey Johnston-Crum for more information. She and a member of our Planned Giving Committee would be happy to meet with you. 

Honorary/Memorial Gifts

Honorary or memorial gifts provide a unique and lasting way to commemorate a milestone, a special occasion, or to honor someone's memory with a gift. Such gifts not only show thoughtfulness and consideration for the individual and their family but also help make this community a better place through United Way. Connect with Tracey Johnston-Crum for more information. (TAX ID/EIN# 56-0576157)

Donor-Advised Funds

Simplify your giving and amplify your strategic philanthropic goals by supporting United Way through your Donor Advised Funds. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now for immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts. Making recommendations to United Way through your Donor Advised Fund is an excellent tax-efficient way to support the students and families of this community. Connect with Tracey Johnston-Crum for more information. (TAX ID/EIN# 56-0576157).

Stocks & Securities

Donating stocks and securities is easy to do and can make a huge impact on the lives of people in this community. Giving appreciated securities is a tax-wise way to support United Way. For securities held longer than one year, you can deduct their full fair market value, regardless of what you originally paid for them, and avoid paying capital gains tax.

Be sure you, or your broker, provide your name and address to United Way, the name and number of securities transferred, and the approximate stock valuation on the date of transfer (TAX ID/EIN# 56-0576157).

IRA Charitable Rollovers

Using your traditional IRA to make a charitable gift to United Way offers you the opportunity to play a role in strengthening this community while also receiving important personal tax benefits. If you are at least 70 1/2 years old, you can make an annual contribution of up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified nonprofit organization such as United Way. Your IRA contribution allows you to satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution - tax-free (TAX ID/EIN# 56-0576157).

BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS

The idea that a rising tide lifts all boats is at the heart of United Way's commitment. When all of our neighbors succeed, the entire community benefits. That same vision carries over to our corporate sponsorships. 

Just as we ensure the greatest community impact through the funding of specific programs and services, we want to make sure your investment yields a high return. A partnership with United Way provides many benefits, including:

  • Access to a loyal target audience of engaged donors and volunteers who understand the importance of community support.
  • Affordable, quality exposure from co-branding opportunities to campaign materials.
  • An excellent way to show your community involvement by partnering with one of the most trusted and recognizable community support organizations in the world.
  • The opportunity to make a difference in Buncombe County through direct community leadership.
  • For detailed information about our underwriting opportunities contact Kris Dionne, 828.239.1049.
  • Join the ranks of these amazing sponsors in creating lasting and positive change in our community. 

Imagine positioning your company to maximize your business value and workplace culture. Corporate philanthropy is a powerful tool that helps businesses create a positive public image, enhance employee engagement, retain top talent, and strengthen consumer relationships. According to statistics:

  • 90% of American consumers are more likely to trust and be more loyal to companies that support causes.
  • 71% of employees say it's imperative or very important to work where culture is supportive of giving and volunteering.

Most importantly, when you support United Way's Live United Fund, your business invests in the community where you and your employees work, live, and raise families. Your gifts have an immediate impact, helping to elevate student success, support families, and engage communities throughout Buncombe County. 

For detailed information about becoming a corporate grantor, contact Kevin Montgomery, 828.290.9259. 

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United Way workplace campaigns unite employees in all offices or branches of a company, and give them the opportunity to donate, volunteer, and speak out for causes that matter to them. Funds raised stay local, so you can see the results right here in our own backyard.

Workplace giving is about more than raising money for worthy causes, it also strengthens connections between employees and their community, while creating a workplace culture that enhances morale and retains top-tiered talent. 

More importantly, workplace campaigns are creative, fun, and a great way to engage your employees while supporting the place where we live, work, and raise our families.

Explore detailed information about joining the dozens of local companies giving back to their communities

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Why invest with United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County?

Our 100-year history of transparency, community collaborations, and ability to get things done, means you can rest assured that every donation you make stays local and is funneled back into our community. 

  • We're committed to you. Volunteers from diverse personal and professional backgrounds assess the needs in our community, distribute the dollars raised, and monitor how well programs are using your donations. 
  • We're 100% locally grown. We address the needs important to people who live and work in Buncombe County. Your dollars stay here and help meet the needs in our community.
  • We're effective. Our partners provide vital services and solve local community problems with effective outcome measurements. We strive to the most out of every dollar you contribute to fund programs that make a difference. 
  • We're dedicated. Our mission is to mobilize and support a robust network of people, partners, and resources to co-create opportunities for every person in our community to live free from poverty and injustice.
  • We're accountable. We report the progress achieved through your contributions. We maximize the impact of every dollar you invest.