The Legacy Fund

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Leave your mark on the future and ensure critical needs are met. You can impact lives for years to come by creating a bequest to United Way of South Central Indiana as part of your estate planning.

It’s easy to create a legacy gift to United Way of South Central Indiana.

Below are several popular options and an overview of benefits. We welcome an opportunity to meet with you and your financial advisors about your legacy goals. Always consult your tax and financial advisors about how these types of gifts may fit your estate plans.

Name United Way of South Central Indiana
as the beneficiary of:

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A bequest in your will

  • Enables you to make a larger gift than during your lifetime and avoids or reduces estate taxes
  • Provides flexibility and control if circumstances change

A gift of cash, appreciated stock, or real estate

  • Benefits donors who are looking for an immediate deduction after tax-generating activities such as selling a business or receiving a bonus

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Yours or your partner’s retirement plan

  • Avoids potential double taxation on retirement fund gifts to heirs through estate and income tax
  • Allows freedom to alter plans as circumstances change

An existing or new life insurance policy

  • Enables a donor to make a larger gift than possible otherwise
  • Provides tax deductions for annual premiums



Split Interest Gifts

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Charitable Remainder Trusts

  • Creates a present flow of lifetime income back to the donor
  • Provides a future gift to United Way upon the death of the donor

Retained Life Estate *

  • Enables you to stay in your home with the property going to United Way upon your death
  • Provides a current income tax deduction and removes a home from your taxable estate upon your death

Charitable Gift Annuity, especially for donors over 60 *

  • Provides annuity payments for life
  • Benefits the community through United Way upon your death

* Managed in partnership with the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County for the benefit of the United Way Legacy Fund.

Thank you for considering including United Way of South Central Indiana in your estate plan. Your gift will help move families from poverty to possibility.