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 and Melanie Alexander

Dr. Jill Austin

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Bragg, Jr.

Billy and Rachel Bruce

Mrs. Rachel Bruce

Buffy Bundshuh and Jeff Stancill

Ernest and Peggy Burgess

Dr. and Mrs. James E. Calder

John Callow

Dr. & Mrs. Frank Carter

Don and Melanie Clayton

Mr. Timothy Patrick Collins

Barbara Cross

Lori Cutler

Mr. Phillip L. Earles CPA

Meagan Flippin

John and Gina Floyd

Steve and Heidi Fuchcar

Drs. Russ and Sherry Galloway

Terry and Lisa Haynes

Brian and Pat Hercules

Mr. Phillip C. Holt

Faye Johnson

Bill and Kathy Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Jones

Jason N. & Julie R. P. King

Ted and Gloria LaRoche

Chuck Lewis

Mr. and Mrs. Ed C. Loughry, Jr.

Shane and Ashley McFarland

Susan Emery McGannon

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Moss

Ms. Angela L. Murphy

Ms. Joanne C. O'Connell

Greyson and Amy Painter

Ms. Leslie M. Pionke

Ms. Wanita Quakenbush

Casey and Marcie Rainey

Chandar Reed

Mr. Edward Earl Robinson

Mr. and Mrs. Chase Salas

Ms. Robin R. Seay

Dr. Lana C. Seivers

Dr. Ellen Slicker, Ph.D.

Matthew and Julie Stump

Mr. and Mrs. Kasey Talbott

Mr. and Mrs. Larry K. Tolbert

Steve Pflueger and Carolyn Tumbleson

Dr. David J. and Gina W. Urban

Don and Hanna Witherspoon

Andy and Cherry Womack

Mrs. Dana Womack


2 Anonymous Donors


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For questions or to make a planned gift, please contact Lucie Burchfield at or 615-893-7303.