Gift Planning

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Give Where You Live and leave a lasting legacy in our communities!

Gift Planning 2023


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Gift planning is one of the best ways to support United Way of Northeastern Minnesota forever.  Planned gifts to our Forever Fund endowment allow donors to make a significant impact on those in need over an extended period of time while helping to achieve financial objectives and taking advantage of benefits, which may:

  • Reduce your taxes

  • Increase your income

  • Conserve your family’s wealth

  • Fulfill your charitable goals

  • Be designed to reflect your special interests

In addition, a gift to United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s Forever Fund will allow you to establish a lasting legacy in your community.  Your gift will help United Way of Northeastern Minnesota continue its efforts to: 

  • Nurture children and youth

  • Promote financial stability and independence

  • Build strong families, neighborhoods and communities

  • Promote healthy minds and behaviors

  • Meet basic and emergency needs

United Way of Northeastern Minnesota welcomes donations made through gift planning and estate planning vehicles, which will benefit both you and our local Iron Range communities.  These giving vehicles include:

  • Wills or Living Trusts
  • Securities
  • Cash Gifts
  • Life Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • Retirement Assets (such as pension plans or individual retirement accounts “IRAs”)
  • Gift Annuities
  • Pooled Income Funds
  • Charitable Trusts

Free Will

Making or updating your will and including a gift to United Way is easier than you might imagine. We’ve partnered with FreeWill to give you a free, intuitive way to write your will today. Click here to start writing your will at no cost to you. Including a gift to United Way is a powerful way to continue the fight for the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of everyone in our community for generations to come. 

*This tool is free to you whether you choose to include a gift to United Way or not and can be used to create your full legal will, for free, or begin your plans before seeing a lawyer.

The Legacy Society

Donors who make a planned gift of any kind will be recognized as members of The Legacy Society.  If you are interested in any of our gift planning options, we will be pleased to work with you and your advisors to develop a planned gift that best suits your particular interests and needs.  For more information or to discuss your plans in confidence, please contact the United Way office at 218-254-3329 or

Through your gift, you will change lives for the better and make a positive difference in our communities. Your legacy gift will ensure that your impact on our region will continue. In addition, your example will inspire others to do likewise.