3 Ways to Give Life Insurance

Powerful and Simple Way to Support Our Work

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When the original purpose for a life insurance policy no longer applies—such as educating children now grown or providing financial security for a spouse—your policy can become a powerful and simple way to support our work. There are three ways to give life insurance to United Way of Metropolitan Chicago:

Name us a beneficiary of the policy. This gift is as simple as updating your beneficiary designation form with the policy holder. You can designate us as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also make us the contingent beneficiary so that we will receive the balance of your policy only if your primary beneficiary doesn't survive you.

Make an outright gift of an existing policy. You can name us as owner and beneficiary of an existing policy. You may receive a federal income tax charitable deduction and reduce your future estate tax liability. If you continue to pay premiums on the policy, each payment is tax deductible as a charitable gift.

Make an outright gift of a new policy. You can take out a new policy and irrevocably name UWMC as the owner and the beneficiary of the insurance contract. This method may be particularly attractive for the younger donor. Whether you make one single premium payment for the policy or pay annual premiums, each payment is tax deductible as a charitable gift.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Rebecca Tanaka at (312) 906-2206 or Legacy@uw-mc.org for additional information on life insurance.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  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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