Invest in our community now and forever by making a planned gift to the High Country United Way Endowment Fund. Your gift will help improve lives for the generations to come. Create your legacy by helping to secure the health, education, and financial stability of all individuals in the High Country. 

What is an endowment? An endowment is a permanent fund that is carefully invested for growth. It provides a dependable revenue stream year after year. Gifts to the endowment remain intact and a portion of the investment return is available annually to support the mission of the organization. The High Country United Way Board of Directors continually monitors performance so you can be confident your gift will have a lasting impact.

Why does High Country United Way need an endowment? The endowment works in tandem with the annual campaign to build capacity in meeting both current and future needs and provides long-term financial security. The endowment helps stabilize funding in challenging economic times when human service needs are heightened, it also adds capacity for emergency response programs or disaster relief. High County United Way is constantly working to ensure we are positioned to respond to priority needs of our community - now, ten years from now and beyond.

How can I support the endowment? Long-term in scope, the endowment affords donors the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy and extend their support of our local United Way beyond their lifetime, primarily through bequests and other planned gifts. Unlike an annual campaign contribution, most endowment gifts include a gift from assets and include a deferred commitment to be realized at a later date. We would love to have a conversation about all the options to give. 

Are there options to designate my endowment gift? Yes. Placing the emphasis on our donors and their charitable intentions, the endowment is comprised of a program fund and an operations fund. You may choose to make a gift to the program fund which supports United Way partner agency programs, or you may choose to make a gift to the operations fund which more broadly supports our work in the community.

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