Ways to Give

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Together, we can make an impact. 

Want to make a focused gift with a broad impact? Invest in your community by contributing to United Way of Henderson County. Your gift will touch many lives and make a real difference in your community!  

Donate Now:

You can make a one-time gift or schedule a recurring gift today by clicking the orange DONATE button above or CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW. 

More Ways to Give Back: 

Stock gifts and IRA QCDs are simple and impactful ways to give back to your community that can also have tax savings benefits to you. To learn more about these options, and other ways to give, please see below.

When you give to United Way, you make the impact you want to make in your community. We would love to learn your giving interests and discuss ways you can make your impact. For more information, please call us at 828-692-1636 or send us an email.

View our Planned Giving Brochure (.PDF)

Making a gift of appreciated securities is a great way you can make a difference in our community.

Donated assets such as stocks and mutual funds may provide you with an income tax deduction based on the fair market value of the gift and eliminate all capital gains taxes. Please consult with your tax advisors for specific tax advice when giving securities.

To donate shares of stock you may electronically transfer through your broker to United Way account 258-07842-1, DTC# 0057 at Edward Jones (828) 694-3629 .

If you would like to notify us that a stock donation is being initiated, please call (828) 692-1636.


Are you 70 ½ or older with a traditional IRA? If so, you may be eligible to make a tax-free gift from your IRA called a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)! QCDs are always tax-free, regardless of whether or not you itemize deductions on your tax return. 

What is an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)? An IRA is an account set up at a financial institution that allows an individual to save for retirement with tax-free growth or on a tax-deferred basis.

What is a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)? A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA, payable directly to a qualified charity, as described in the QCD provision in the Internal Revenue Code.

Our partnership with FreeWill provides an easy way to make your QCD gift quickly and hassle-free by beginning your forms online. You can also choose to print the forms to complete by hand or transact the gift over the phone with your financial custodian.

Click here to learn more about these options!

Planned Giving Brochure (click to view .PDF)

Making a planned gift to United Way is a rewarding and incredibly impactful way to make a lasting impact. Your legacy gift will support United Way far into the future and help improve lives and community conditions for generations to come.

Name United Way of Henderson County as a Beneficiary: 

  1. In your Will
  2. Of a Retirement Plan
  3. Of an existing or new Life Insurance Policy

We know many of you may already have estate planners that can easily help add your desire to support United way of Henderson County to your estate plan. However, if you would like free access to these types of forms and tools, United Way has teamed up with FreeWill to make sure everyone in our community has access to a free will planning tool. It’s 100% free to you, and takes less than 25 minutes. Now, it’s easy to ensure that your family and our community thrive for generations to come.

Here’s how it works:

  • Click here to begin and fill out the form online. Include a gift intention to United Way Henderson County (or any other charity you love!) to make a lasting impact. We are listed as United Way of Henderson County, Inc. – NC.
  • Follow the instructions to print and sign your Will and then keep your will somewhere safe but assessable.
  • If you have a larger estate or require customized legal advice, you may want to pair FreeWill with an experienced attorney's help. FreeWill will provide you with free forms and a free summary of your will intentions to bring to your attorney, saving you time and money! 

Making a will gives you peace of mind today and leaves a legacy that supports the people and causes most important to you. Many people who (like you!) care deeply about enriching our community have taken this step already — join them in supporting our community’s needs for future generations!