Ways to Give

There are many ways to contribute to the United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County Foundation, Inc.

Benefactors Fund ($10,000 or more)

A person or business can become a United Way Foundation Benefactor by making a $10,000 pledge to be paid over five years. An initial payment of at least $2,000 must be made to establish the fund, and then the balance is to be paid within five years (by equal or varying installments). Benefactors’ contributions will be deposited in the United Way Foundation’s endowment fund, the earnings of which will be used to support the mission and programs of United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County.

United Way Foundation Benefactors:

  • Jim and Judy Cada
  • Glenn and Janice Friendt
  • Frank and Liz Hilsabeck
  • J. Scott and Teri Nelson
  • Richard and Karen Vierk
  • Anonymous (2)

Learn more about becoming a United Way Foundation Benefactor.

Cash Donation

The simplest way to support the Foundation is with a cash gift. Many donors choose to make gifts to honor or memorialize a caring community member.

Memorials and Honorariums

Honor a friend or family member through a memorial contribution or a special honorarium. These gifts allow you to show lasting appreciation for a cherished person whose relationship is important to you. Commemoration is available in two special ways:

  • A Memory Gift is given in someone’s memory and is often given in lieu of flowers after a loved one passes away.
  • An Honorary Gift is given in someone’s honor to show an appreciation for an individual’s strong commitment to United Way.

Most memorial and honorary gifts are made as cash contributions, usually by personal check. Such charitable gifts are tax deductible. After receipt, United Way will send the individual or family being honored a special acknowledgment card to let them know of the donation without disclosing the amount.

Appreciated Securities

Depending on the circumstances, gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, or other securities held in excess of one year can be a tax-advantaged way for donors to give generously to United Way.

Donor’s Will

Testamentary gifts allow a donor to bequest a percentage of an estate, a specific gift amount, or a residuary estate. The legal name to use in these documents is United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County Foundation, Inc.

Retirement Funds, Life Insurance, and Bank Accounts

Naming the United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County, Inc., as a beneficiary is a generous way to make a legacy gift outside of a will.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Donors receive annual payments through the investment of these irrevocable gifts. Upon the donor’s death, the remainder of the gift goes to the Foundation.