Planned Giving

Every day United Way supporters create opportunities and inspire hope for a better tomorrow. There’s a way to continue your support forever: Make a legacy gift to the United Way of the Laurel Highlands.

With astute, mission-minded volunteer leadership and your financial investment, the endowment has and will continue to serve as a foundation for the United Way of the Laurel Highlands, and our work within the communities of Cambria and Somerset Counties.

Endowment gifts create tangible and sustainable resources that are dedicated, forever, to our mission. The work of today may not be the work of tomorrow. Our population will continue to change. Challenges we have not envisioned will arise.

The United Way of the Laurel Highlands' Endowment will guarantee our ability to respond to the changing landscape of Cambria and Somerset Counties. We will build capacity for both present and future needs, for generations to come, to achieve lasting community impact beyond what our annual campaign can accomplish.

If you are interested in learning more about how to establish a new endowment, please let us know. Here are some things to remember as you plan:

  • Any amount may be given to the endowment, either as an outright or deferred gift. Simply designate your gift to the Endowment.

  • Endowment funds are primarily unrestricted but may be designated to support any part of United Way of the Laurel Highlands' work that reflects your specific initiative area of interest.

  1. Early Childhood Development & Parental Engagement
  2. Youth Drug & Alcohol Prevention
  3. Basic Human Needs

There are numerous ways to give to the Endowment, some of which may be made now with little or no current cost to you. All deferred or planned gifts are primarily designated to the endowment, so your gift becomes a permanent legacy. If you would like a menu of some of the available options, please contact us to discuss a plan that’s right for you.

  • Make an outright gift of cash or stock.

  • Make a planned gift through your will or living trust.

  • Designate United Way as a beneficiary of a retirement account.

  • Donate a new or existing life insurance policy.

One-time gifts are gratefully accepted. Multi-year pledges can be accommodated and may allow a higher level of commitment. However you choose to give, your generosity is deeply appreciated.

We would be happy to talk with you about a gift that is appropriate for you.