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You want to leave money to United Way of Central Iowa in your will. You also want the flexibility to change your will in the event that life circumstances change. You can do both.

In as little as one sentence, you can complete your gift. This type of donation to United Way in your will or living trust, helps ensure that we continue our mission for years to come.

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An Example of How It Works

Young family with kidsMeet Tom and Martha. When they got married and created a will, they included a $75,000 gift to United Way. As the family grew to include three children, Tom and Martha decided to revise their gift to ensure their children's future financial security.

They met with their attorney and revised the gift language so that United Way received a percentage of their estate, instead of a specific amount. Tom and Martha now rest easy knowing their plans will provide for the people and charitable work they love.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Melanie Campbell at 515-246-6547 or mcampbell@unitedwaydm.org for additional information on bequests or to chat more about the different options for including United Way in your will or estate plan.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include United Way in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: United Way of Central Iowa
Address: Des Moines, IA
Federal Tax ID Number: #42-0680425