WAYS TO GIVE

Cash Gifts

Making a gift by check, cash or credit card enables you to help us meet our most urgent needs and carry out our mission on a daily basis. You have the opportunity to see your generosity in action and also receive a federal income tax charitable deduction, if you itemize.

To give an online via credit card click here

To give via check, please mail your contribution to Brown County United Way, PO Box 1593, Green Bay, WI 54305-1593

Gifts of Stock (appreciated assets)

When you donate appreciated assets (i.e. stocks or mutual funds), you can potentially save on two types of taxes while knowing you are making a huge, immediate difference in our community. First, you reduce or even eliminate federal capital gains taxes on the transfer. And second, you may be entitled to a federal income tax charitable deduction based on the current market value of the asset at the time of transfer.

We have a free and easy-to-use tool to guide you through the process in less than 10 minutes.

Get started on your gift now.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  When selecting where to direct your gift, when prompted, first select “Local United Way” and then “Brown County United Way – Wisconsin

IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions

If you are 70½ years old and older you can give up to $100,000 per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as Brown County United Way without having to pay income taxes on the money. This popular gift option is commonly called an IRA charitable rollover or a qualified charitable distribution (QCD for short).

Why consider this gift?

  • Your gift will be put to immediate use, allowing you to see the difference it is making in our community.
  • Beginning in the year you turn 72, you can use your gift to satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution (RMD).
  • You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions. (Important tip: to avoid paying income taxes on this distribution, you must have the plan administrator pay the charitable organization directly. DO NOT take the distribution and gift the charity yourself.)
  • Since the gift doesn’t count as income, it can reduce your annual income level. This may help lower your Medicare premiums and decrease the amount of Social Security that is subject to tax.

Tip: It’s important that you let us know of your gift because most retirement plan administrators do not provide us with the name of the person doing the gifting. We would like the opportunity to acknowledge your generosity. If preferred, you may remain anonymous and your gift will be kept confidential, but knowing where our gifts come is important for our record keeping.  

To make your tax-free gift in just a few minutes, use our free online tool. Simply fill out the information online, print the form, and follow the instructions to mail to your IRA custodian. 

For your peace of mind, this tool doesn’t ask for sensitive information like account numbers or social security information. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  When selecting where to direct your gift, when prompted, first select “Local United Way” and then “Brown County United Way – Wisconsin”

Bequests

One of the most powerful ways to advance Brown County for the common good – and to create a legacy for yourself – is to include Brown County United Way in your will. 

To make this process easier than ever, we’ve partnered with FreeWill to give all our supporters the opportunity to write their legally valid wills online for free. In less than 20 minutes, you will have a will that is valid in all 50 states.

If you have a more complicated estate, FreeWill can be used to create a set of documented wishes to bring to a lawyer’s office which will save you time and money. 

Secure your legacy with Brown County United Way and write your will today

IMPORTANT NOTE:  When selecting where to direct your gift, when prompted, first select “Local United Way” and then “Brown County United Way – Wisconsin

Tip: If you choose to support us through your estate plans, please let us know so we may properly acknowledge your generosity. If preferred, you may remain anonymous and your gift will be kept confidential, but knowledge of your gift will enable us to better plan for the future.

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About FreeWill

The tools/links on this page associated with stock gifts, IRA qualified charitable distributions, and bequests are provided free of charge by FreeWill, thanks to a partnership agreement with United Way Worldwide. FreeWill is an award-winning social media venture founded by graduate students at Stanford University in 2016, with the help and support of many of the world’s leading experts in law, design and philanthropy.

Want to learn more?

If you have any questions, contact Tom Schoffelman, VP of Resource Development and Communication.

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