Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving with United Way of Western Nebraska

As you consider your options for investing your hard-earned money, United Way of Western Nebraska believes it is important to inform you that your generous donation and legacy gift to United Way of Western Nebraska creates a positive impact on your community. United Way of Western Nebraska has been serving our communities and helping individuals and families in need since 1945 in the areas of education, health and financial stability.  Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. With your legacy gift to United Way of Western Nebraska you can have confidence knowing that you are truly making a difference by allowing United Way of Western Nebraska to serve underserved and underrepresented individuals and families. 

What is Legacy Giving

Legacy giving or "planned giving" is a donation made by an individual (donor) through a will, trust, or beneficiary designation. Legacy gifts may be prepared with the assistance of an attorney or financial planner and are meant to reflect the values and desires of the donor. Legacy giving is a way to make a charitable donation in your memory and will help United Way of Western Nebraska further our mission to unite people and resources of Western Nebraska to build a strong, healthier, and more compassionate community. 

Legacy giving does not require that you wait until death to start building a philanthropic legacy. Donations that begin during your lifetime can also lend themselves to legacy giving, while creating immediate tax advantages. Legacy giving can take many forms other than monetary gifts, including retirement accounts, material goods, real estate, stocks, and investments, etc.

Benefits of planned giving

Planned giving allows donors to leave a legacy

Leaving a planned gift is a powerful way to leave a lasting impact on your community. It allows you to establish your legacy by making planned charitable gifts to causes important to you and help support United Way of Western Nebraska for years to come. 

Donors can decide how their contribution is used

When leaving a charitable gift to United Way of Western Nebraska, we want you as the donor to have confidence that your dollars will be spent on causes that are important to you. When making a planned charitable gift, you can allocate how or where you would like your gift to be spent within the organization.

Planned gifts can come with tax breaks

Depending on the type of planned gift, you and/or your estate may qualify for significant tax benefits. Please consult your tax preparer or financial planner with specific questions. 


For more information on ways to give to United Way of Western Nebraska please visit our Ways to Give page.