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Ways to Give

 
Below are a variety of ways you can give and make an impact. Every gift helps and is very much appreciated.

DONATE ONLINE OR VIA MAIL:

We accept all credit cards through our online processor. If you would like to mail in a check please make it out to "United Way of Greater Mercer County" and address it to 3150 Brunswick Pike, Suite 230, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. Donate today...

community builder (Monthly giving)

Become a Community Builder and support on an ongoing basis. A monthly gift to United Way of Greater Mercer County is an easy and flexible way to support our programs without making a lump sum donation.  As a monthly donor, you’ll receive  updates about the life-changing programs your contribution helps support, as well as invitations to annual events. Learn more...

PLANNED GIVING

Planned gifts allow donors to leave a legacy and make a perpetual investment in the financial security, youth success and health access of families and individuals in the Mercer County area. Your foresight and generosity will have a lasting impact for generations to come.

bequests (Will)

Name United Way of Greater Mercer County, as a beneficiary on your will. Having a will is one of the most important steps you can take for yourself and your family. United Way has partnered with FreeWill to give you a free, easy way to write your legally valid will. The service is 100% free and it takes 20 minutes to complete a will. You can also use the tools to begin your plans before seeing a lawyer. Learn more here...

Qualified charitable distributions (or charitable ira rollover gifts)

Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) through an IRA: Any taxpayer that is 70.5 or older with a traditional IRA can give a tax-free gift called a QCD to the United Way of Greater Mercer County. These gifts can be made whether or not you itemize, and reduce your future tax burden. Even in a year without a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), this may be your smartest giving option to reduce your future RMDs. Start your QCD today. Learn more here...

STOCK DONATIONS

Make a gift of Appreciated Assets: Giving a gift of long-term appreciated assets, such as publicly-traded securities, real estate, and personal property, can be beneficial to you and the United Way of Greater Mercer County. You may avoid a capital gains tax on the appreciation you have realized which results in a gift that is greater in value than its cost to you. Start your gift of stock. Learn more here...

MATCHING GIFTS

Many companies have demonstrated their support for United Way by matching their employees’ gifts. This helps your gift make an even greater impact in the community. Before you make a gift, ask whether your employer participates in a matching gift program, as certain restrictions may apply. 

LEADERSHIP GIVING

Individuals or couples who contribute $1,000-$9,999 annually to United Way of Greater Mercer County become members of the Leaders’ Giving Circle. Leadership donors are invited to annual events and recognized at the appropriate giving level in our Leadership Giving roster. Learn more...

TOCQUEVILLE DONATION

Individuals or couples who contribute $10,000+ annually to United Way of Greater Mercer County become members of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society.
 
Tocqueville Society membership benefits include exclusive invitations to local and national events where you can learn, network and socialize. Members also receive special recognition in Tocqueville Society listings based on giving level. Learn more... 

TRIBUTES – HONORS AND MEMORIALS

A tribute gift honors and recognizes people close to you while showing your support for United Way of Greater Mercer County. Make a “tribute” for a special occasion and we take care of sending the card either via email or postal mail - you choose the card and the method.

AMAZON SMILE

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to United Way of Greater Mercer County. To participate...

Just giving 

As an American Express cardholder, you can make donations that are tax-deductible and you'll receive an e-mail receipt for your records. Choose multiple ways to donate with your AmEx card such as: donate dollars with your American Express Card, redeem Membership Rewards® points to make a donation, set up a recurring donation or spread your donation out over the year. To participate...

Investors bank Care2share program

You can give back at no cost to you. If you have an account at Investors Bank you can select United Way of Greater Mercer County as your nonprofit of choice to earn money every quarter. Your contributions are based on the balances you maintain in your eligible accounts, and Investors Bank makes the donation on your behalf.

  • We will receive a .25% donation annually from the bank. This donation will be paid quarterly based upon the average monthly balance in all eligible accounts enrolled each quarter.
  • Complete the simple Care2Share enrollment form and start giving back.
  • For questions please contact your local Investors Bank or go here

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Courtney Matlock at courtney.matlock@uwgmc.org or 609-896-1912