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The Power of an Endowed Gift on United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

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An endowment gift to United Way of Metropolitan Chicago today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at UWMC. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

An Example of How It Works

Couple SmilingLongtime supporters Susan and Charlie have two goals: First, they want to make sure UWMC continues to receive support after they're gone. Second, they want to memorialize Charlie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.

Susan and Charlie make a $25,000 donation to UWMC, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in honor of the Joneses. Plus, Susan and Charlie get a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes because they made a lump-sum gift.

Next Steps

  1. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  2. Contact Rebecca Tanaka at (312) 906-2206 or Legacy@uw-mc.org to discuss endowed gifts.
  3. If you include UWMC in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
  4. For recognition purposes, please notify Rebecca Tanaka at (312) 906-2206 or email Legacy@uw-mc.org.

Legal Name: United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
Address: Chicago, IL
Federal Tax ID Number: #30-0200478

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