Legacy Gifts

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Legacy Gifts improve lives today and tomorrow.

Thank you for your interest in Greater Gallatin United Way and for taking the time to explore the benefits of gift planning. Making a legacy gift allows you to participate in solving our communities' most pressing emerging issues — needs we can't even anticipate today. With thoughtful planning, you have the power to leave a legacy through your estate, guaranteeing United Way's future investments in the community.

A Planned or Estate Gift enables donors to make larger gifts than they could afford to make directly. Some planned gifts provide a life-long income to the donor, others use estate and tax planning techniques to provide for charity and other heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor's estate.  Planned gifts may produce significant tax savings. They often help a donor avoid or stretch out payment of capital gains taxes, earn federal and state income tax deductions, and reduce the size of the donor’s estate.

What is a Charitable Endowment Tax Credit?

Types of Planned Gifts:

  • Include GGUW in your will or trust
  • Name GGUW as beneficiary in life insurance policy
  • Designate GGUW as beneficiary of a retirement plan, IRA or 401(k)
  • Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity, Remainder Trust or Lead Trust
  • Start tax-free distributions from an IRA

For more information, contact Danica Jamison, President and CEO, 406.587.2194.

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Interesting facts about planned giving

The legal name to use in gift-planning transactions is Greater Gallatin United Way, Inc. Our Federal Tax ID number is 81-0384820.