Your contribution is valued.

Every cent helps our mission to advance the common good and create opportunities for people to have a better life.

We don’t raise money for the sake of raising money. We don’t solicit in a vacuum. We are not a simple “middle man.” The United Way–using our 150 years of experience, best practices that have been honed to a diamond edge and an unrivaled  network of impact organizations–will maximize your gift and ensure that your dollar hits harder and spreads further.

Workplace Campaigns

Each year, over 200 private sector businesses, non-profit agencies, and municipal departments throughout the Greater Seacoast region hold United Way campaigns, providing their employees with a convenient way to give back to our community via payroll deduction.

United Way makes it easy for your company and employees to participate by working with you to determine what type of campaign will best meet your needs.  At their best, workplace campaigns do more than raise critically important funds for the community.  Here are just a few of the benefits area employers have realized:

Leadership opportunities for up-and-coming employees

Build corporate morale
Encourage corporate teamwork
Create a shared sense of achievement
Involve people across functional areas
Experience enthusiasm in relationships with your community and each other

A campaign can take many shapes and sizes, but the common purpose is to create awareness of our community needs and provide a convenient way for employees to help make the Seacoast a better place to live and work for all of us.  Below is a list of resources for workplace campaigns.  For more information, contact Janet Guen  at 603-373-9111 or jguen@uwgs.org.

Corporate Giving

Sponsor an event. Donate a percentage of profits. Organize a special fundraiser/collection drive.When you support United Way, in addition to providing much-needed resources where they can have the most meaningful impact in our community, your business also benefits from philanthropy through improved employee morale, increased employee retention, enhanced reputation and image in the community, beneficial business-to-business relationships with nonprofits and increased customer loyalty.

Corporate Recognition Roster (PDF)

Sponsorship Menu (PDF)

Corporate Pledge Card (PDF)

 

Leadership Giving

Great Bay Leadership Society

Founded in 1992, the Great Bay Leadership Society was created to recognize individuals who have given in excess of $1,000 to the United Way of the Greater Seacoast. Last year, over 300 families and individuals were members of the Great Bay Leadership Society.

Tocqueville Society

In 1996, United Way of the Greater Seacoast’s Tocqueville Society was formally created by a small group of committed supporters. Since then, membership has grown to more than 30 individuals and families who contribute in excess of $10,000 annually to the United Way. Donations from these generous benefactors represent nearly 10% of all the money we raise annually.

Currently there are over 398 local Tocqueville Societies in communities across the United States. For information about Society benefits, events, and more, visit Tocqueville Society.

Leader Recognition Roster (PDF)

 

Planned Giving

For more information on planned giving, please contact Janet Guen at 603.373.9111 or jguen@uwgs.org.

Bequests

Remembering United Way of the Greater Seacoast in your will is one of the easiest ways to make a lasting expression of your charitable concern.  Bequests may be in the form of a stated dollar amount, property, a percentage or the residual of an estate. The process is simple. A Letter of Intent (PDF document) is all that is needed.

Legacy Society

United Way of the Greater Seacoast’s commitment to our community extends well beyond the needs of this year, this decade, or this generation. That’s the reason we created an endowment fund – The Legacy Fund.

This special fund will support our work to build a better community for all of us who live or work in the Greater Seacoast region into the future.  Separate from our annual campaign, your gift to The Legacy Fund will be invested – with only a portion of the interest income being spent – ensuring the gift will grow in perpetuity.

Your generosity can touch the lives of your children’s children and their friends and neighbors living here in our community.  The process is simple. A Letter of Intent (PDF) is all that you need.