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Most of us give time, talents, and money to charitable organizations during our lives because it makes a difference for someone else. We experience the joy that comes from giving to a charity that puts into action our values and priorities. Through a legacy gift, you can make a difference--now and forever.

United Way of Portage County is dedicated to finding the most efficient, personally satisfying and financially advantageous method for each donor to make his or her contribution. Your legal or financial advisor can guide you in choosing a gift that fulfills your needs, provides maximum tax benefits, and does the most good for others.

For more information about Planned Giving, please review this document. People who want to make an endowment can do so by filling out an Endowment Letter of Intent.

Suggested bequest language: United Way Endowment of United Way of Portage County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization (Federal Id#39-0831152)

Free Wills Guide

Are you ready to plan your will or trust? We would like to give you a FREE Wills Guide. This helpful information may enable you to successfully plan your estate and avoid an accidental disinheritance. Use our Wills Guide to record your family information and your estate distribution plans.

How are dollars being reinvested into the community?

In 2013, the United Circle of Caring Committee approved providing funds of $2,500 for United Way of Portage County's first-ever No Child's Wet Behind Community Diaper Drive to purchase diapers and $5,000 for Project Fresh Start to purchase school supplies. Both the diapers and school supplies were distributed to the community's most vulnerable populations as a way to fill an identified need in Portage County.

Learn more about the Diaper Drive by clicking this link.

More information about Project Fresh Start is available by clicking this link.

In 2011, the Committee provided $5,489 in funds for the installation of a Born Learning Trail at KASH Park in Stevens Point. Ignite Leadership Network of Portage County proposed the creation a Born Learning Trail in May and June of 2012 as their annual community service project.

Click this link to learn more about the Born Learning Trail.