Planned Giving



The purpose of our Legacy Society is to provide caring community investors the opportunity to make a stable funding source for programs and initiatives crucial to the long-term success of our local community.


Join The Legacy Society

Your relationship with United Way has grown into significant community impact. With the United Way’s Legacy Society, it can blossom into stability and security for our future generations. United Way’s Legacy Society is a planned gift giving to our endowment which will be used to achieve our Bold Goals 2030 and provide support for those in need. We invite you to consider UWRCC in your estate planning to ensure your family is left in good hands and your passion to help others echoes to our children and our children’s children. We will partner with you, your loved ones and your financial advisor to help complete this process and keep you informed every step of the way. Membership in United Way’s local Legacy Society involves a $25,000 deferred gift, or an outright gift equal to or greater than $10,000. 

You may remember United Way in your will:

  • by designating United Way as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy;
  • through the gift of a pension, IRA or other retirement plan proceeds;
  • through the establishment of remainder or lead trusts;
  • by remembering others through memorial gifts; and
  • through the gift of securities and real estate. 


Click here for the United Way Planned Giving Brochure.

Click here for the United Way Planning Your Legacy Guide.

Legacy Society Donors

Don & Melanie Alexander

Dr. Jill Austin

Tommy and Jeanne Bragg

Billy & Rachel Bruce

Buffy Marie Bundshuh

Ernest & Peggy Burgess

Dr. James E. & Beverly R. Calder

John Callow

Dr. Frank & Kay Carter

Don & Melanie Clayton

Barbara Cross

Lori Cutler

Phillip Earles

Meagan Flippin

John & Gina Floyd

Steve & Heidi Fuchar

Drs. Russ & Sherry Galloway

The Late Marjorie Galloway

Matthew & Retta Gardner

Terry & Lisa Haynes

Brian & Pat Hercules

Phil & Kitty Holt

Gary & Faye Johnson

Bill & Kathy Jones

Chris & Bonita Jones

Jason & Julie King

Ted & Gloria LaRoche

Shane & Ashley McFarland

Susan McGannon

Lee and Susan Moss

Angela Murphy

Joanne O’Connell


Greyson & Amy Painter

Wanita Quakenbush

Casey & Marcie Rainey

The Late Liz Rhea

Chase & Francela Salas

Robin Seay

Dr. Lana Seivers

Dr. Ellen & Richard Slicker

Matthew & Julie Stump

Layne and Tab Talbott Trust

Larry & Martha Tolbert

Carolyn Tumbleson

Dr. David J. & Mrs. Gina W. Urban

Don & Hanna Witherspoon

Andy & Cherry Womack

Dana Womack

Two Anonymous Donors


Making a will gives you peace of mind today and leaves a legacy that supports the people and causes most important to you tomorrow. United Way has partnered with FreeWill to give you a free, intuitive way to write your will today. Visit to start writing your will at no cost to you.
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For questions or to make a planned gift, please contact Lucie Burchfield at or 615-893-7303.