What Will Your Legacy Be?
The Legacy Circle recognizes those who make a bequest in their will or estate plan or other planned gift to United Way, ensuring a legacy of change for the better in our community.
One of the most powerful ways to support the vulnerable in our community is through a gift in your will. Thanks to some friends of United Way of Anchorage, you can now make a will in less than 25 minutes, completely free to you.
If you would like to speak to a lawyer about your will, this same free tool can help document your wishes beforehand.
Secure your legacy for the people and causes you love today by using this complimentary tool.
Please let us know if you are interested in including United Way in your personal philanthropic plans OR if you have already done so.
IRA ROLLOVER GIFT
Your gifts make a difference and your generosity will enable us to continue our important work. A gift with an IRA charitable rollover is an excellent plan. It helps you achieve your personal and philanthropic goals and build a legacy for the future.
- IRA Required Minimum Distribution: You must withdraw part of your IRA each year after the age of 70-1/2.
- Another IRA Option: The law allows IRA owners over age 70-1/2 to give up to $100,000 to a qualified charity each year.
- How to Give an IRA: If you are 70-1/2 or older, you can direct your IRA administrator to distribute an IRA gift to United Way of Anchorage.
Your IRA rollover gift will make a significant difference in helping us further our mission. Please contact us to learn more. Our staff will be happy to work with you to ensure that your gift achieves your goals.
A convenient way to initiate your IRA charitable rollover is by using this Qualified Charitable Deduction Tool.
It is easy to name United Way of Anchorage as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy. Your insurance agent has a simple form for you to sign. As the donor, you receive an immediate income tax deduction when you name United Way of Anchorage as the beneficiary and owner of the policy.
The remaining balance (or a percentage of the balance) of your IRA, 401(k), Keogh, etc. retirement plan can be designated to United Way of Anchorage, and 100% of the gift amount is exempt from taxes.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
CRTs allow the donor to retain income – or actually provides an income for someone else (beneficiary) – for a specific period of time (such as the death of the spouse/beneficiary). The annual payments can be either a fixed dollar amount or a set percentage of the value. When the term of the trust ends, the balance of the trust becomes property of United Way of Anchorage.
Charitable Lead Trusts
Charitable Lead Trusts allow the donor to place assets into a trust for a specific period of time. At the end of the term, the remaining trust assets are distributed to you or your beneficiaries.
Charitable Gift Annuity
A Charitable Gift Annuity is a contract between you and United Way of Anchorage. The donor makes a gift to United Way and, in return, the donor (or other beneficiary) receives a fixed annuity income for life.
Ensure a Legacy of Change.
Include a bequest to United Way in your will or estate plan and let us know that you have so we can recognize you now!