United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County offers many flexible planned giving options. By planning your gift, you can leave a legacy that will have an impact on the community for many years to come.
Your legal or financial advisor can guide you in choosing the best way to make a gift that fulfills your needs and provides maximum benefits. We would like to partner with you and/or your representatives to explore the best way to make that happen. Please contact us at 519-258-0000.
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Planned Giving Options
There is no minimum amount for a legacy gift, and gifts can be endowed in the form of cash, securities, or other financial instruments, as a one-time gift or in perpetuity.
Endowments are pooled in The Tomorrow Fund™, unless otherwise specified. The Tomorrow Fund™ ensures that United Way is able to make an impact on future generations of people from Windsor and Essex County.
The principal of The Tomorrow Fund™ is invested by United Way, and the interest is used annually to support local programs and services funded by United Way.
Participation in the Tomorrow Fund™ is easy and flexible with giving options that include:
- Bequest under your will
- Appreciated property and securities
- Charitable gift annuities
- Charitable life insurance
- Charitable remainder trust
- Pooled income fund
- In memoriam gifts
Tax Benefits of a Gift of Securities
There are valuable benefits when you endow certain financial instruments directly to United Way. Benefits include:
- Reduction or elimination of capital gains tax on appreciated assets
- Enhancement of after tax returns on invested capital
- Retention of the life use of a donated asset while still receiving a current tax credit
- Reduction of estate costs
Please read our fundraising and endowment policy for a better understanding of which financial instruments we can accept.
Named Fund - In Honour of Someone Special
Your gift can be named in your honour, or in honour of a loved one, with a minimum donation of $10,000.