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When you give today, you help create a better tomorrow.

You can make a real difference in the lives of people across our region.

Change only happens when we work together. When we Live United, more students succeed, more neighbors achieve financial stability and more families lead healthy, productive lives.

If you’re ready to make a gift, you can give now or mail a check to United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey at P.O. Box 15760, Philadelphia, PA 19103. 

 

Join a Giving Society

Giving societies offer a great way to get involved and network with others who are passionate about helping our community. 

  • Join a community of like-minded people working together to help our region thrive

  • Get access to benefits including networking events, exclusive receptions and family-friendly volunteerism.

  • Be a part of a national network of leading philanthropists through the Tocqueville Society.

  • Participate in step-up and match programs to help amplify your impact.

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

  • With your gift of $1,000 or more, you lead the way in demonstrating a true commitment to helping our neighbors and strengthening our community. It also serves as a compelling example of how leadership inspires others to step-up and give back. 

VISIONARY CIRCLE

TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY

MILLION DOLLAR ROUNDTABLE

  • The Million Dollar Roundtable honors our most generous philanthropic leaders. Nationally, nearly 500 extraordinary leaders have made gifts of $1 million or more to local United Ways, driving impact and transforming lives. Locally, 30 members have made this exceptional commitment to building a stronger region.

KIND SOCIETY

I trust that from year to year the community’s needs change, so I leave it in the capable hands of United Way to invest the impact money
in the right direction.
- Christine Gallagher, Tocqueville Society Member and Regional VP of Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

Donating stocks and other securities

Using your existing portfolio of stocks and other securities to make a charitable donation is simple. 

There are two ways to do this. 

Option 1: Have your broker notify United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey about your gift at 800-417-8742 or and initiate a DTC Transfer using the following information:

Credit to Vanguard Brokerage Services | Sub Account, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Account # 60253979 DTC# 0062 (The donor’s name must appear in the trailer information of the DTC transfer.)

Option 2: Transfer the securities directly

  • The securities must be endorsed by the registered owner. The registered owner must consult his or her broker or bank to obtain a “medallion signature guarantee” for the back of the certificate. A notary public cannot provide a medallion signature guarantee.

  • The registered owner should insert “United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (EIN 23-1556045)” as the transferee party on the back of the certificate.

  • The registered owner should insert “Vanguard Brokerage Services” as the attorney-in-fact on the back of the certificate. Once the back of the certificate is completed with a medallion signature guarantee, it can be sent to United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, P.O. Box 15760, Philadelphia, PA 19103

A few things to note about the donation of stocks and securities: 

  • In order to recover expenses incurred to raise, collect and allocate contributions, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey charges a cost recovery fee of 12.5% on each donated gift.

  • The date of the gift is the day the securities pass to United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s control.

  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey cannot accept donations of “controlled” or “restricted” securities, as these terms are defined by the Securities Act of 1933. Please consult your attorney if you have any questions or are interested in donating such securities.
  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey cannot accept gifts of partial shares of stock, nor can United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey refund shares of stock to donors.

  • For income tax purposes, the deductible value is the mean between the high and low quoted selling price on the date of the gift.

  • Unless otherwise requested, any excess funds valued above the original pledge commitment will be directed to UWGPSNI’s Impact Fund. In the case of payments creating a balance of more than $100, you will receive a statement for the remaining pledge amount.

We’re here to help.

If you need assistance, please reach out to Alex Hoffmaster at or call 215-665-2538.

Make a charitable distribution through your IRA

Are you 70 ½ years old or older?

If so, you can take advantage of a simple way to give back and receive tax benefits in return. 

You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity, such as ours, without having to pay income taxes on the gift.

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. You also have more flexibility giving to multiple groups in a single transaction through our Donor Choice program. 

If you have not yet taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your IRA charitable distribution gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement.

If you’d like to give to United Way through an IRA Charitable Distribution, please contact Alex Hoffmaster at or call 215-665-2538.

 

Remember United Way in your will

A legacy of giving 

Making a provision for United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in your will or trust acknowledges and honors the legacy that you would like to leave in your community. Your gift will help more children and families build a foundation for future success. Bequests can be given as a percentage of your estate or a specific dollar amount. 

If you would like to include United Way in your will or trust, please please contact Alex Hoffmaster at or call 215-665-2538.

Give via a Donor Advised Fund distribution

Giving through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

When you are ready to recommended or direct a gift, simply complete the necessary paperwork with the manager of your Donor-Advised Fund and notify us by calling our Donor Services Helpline at  800-417-8742 or emailing