A planned gift is a unique and personal opportunity to have a lasting impact on your community and the issues that matter most to you.

United Way of Central Ohio invites you to make the ultimate investment in your community by arranging for a planned gift to United Way.  A planned gift to United Way will help strengthen families and build a stronger, more equitable community for generations to come.  You are also inspiring others to make a lasting impact, creating a ripple effect of positive change that extends far beyond your initial contribution.

Donors also reap benefits from making a planned gift to United Way of Central Ohio. Not only do you build a legacy for yourself and your family, you can reduce your taxes, see an increase in your income, fulfill your charitable goals and reap great personal satisfaction in seeing your desires carried forth into the future.

Become a Member of the Rainbow Chasers Legacy Society

By including United Way in your estate plans, you will join other visionary leaders as a member of our Rainbow Chasers Legacy Society. Established in 2023, following a transformational gift from the Tad and Nancy Jeffrey Fund to support our endowment, this recognition opportunity honors donors who are deeply committed to the futures of both our organization and our community.

Nancy Jeffrey was the first woman to serve as campaign chair for our United Way in 1972. She then became the first woman elected to lead United Way’s board of trustees in 1976. The name Rainbow Chasers was chosen by the Jeffrey children and was inspired by a picture that hung over Nancy’s desk since the 1970s. The drawing dubbed Nancy and her team of fundraisers as Rainbow Chasers, in admiration of their dedication to and persistence in inspiring others to join them in helping those in need in the community.

As a member of our Rainbow Chasers Legacy Society, you will receive specialized communications, timely updates on the impact of our work and personalized opportunities to connect with our leadership to plan for your gift’s realization.  

Donors who make a planned gift to United Way of Central Ohio have many options available to implement this transaction. You can make an outright gift from appreciated assets, through a bequest, with a life insurance policy, through a trust, retirement plans or an annuity. These are but a few of the many avenues available. We encourage you to work with your legal or financial adviser in making a planned gift, but United Way can also provide assistance.

Planned Giving: It assures the future of United Way and what matters most to you.

To discuss planned giving options, contact Julia Wyche at Julia.Wyche@uwcentralohio.org or 614.227.2713.

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