Ways To Give

United Way of Adams County advocates for education, financial stability and health by investing in partner agency programs, multi-agency collaborations and community support services to create long-lasting change. A gift to United Way of Adams County remains the most effective and efficient way to help the entire area and your generosity helps make our region a better place for all. From the Annual Campaign to estate and tribute giving, donating to United Way is easy. For more information on the giving options listed below, please call our office at 217-222-5020.
Many individuals and corporate partners invest in United Way through the Annual Campaign. While gifts may be made as part of a workplace campaign, individual and corporate donations can also be sent directly by mail to: 936 Broadway, Suite F, Quincy IL 62301 or electronically using a secured online payment by CLICKING HERE.

Tribute Giving

Tribute gifts to United Way are a special opportunity to recognize and remember important people in your life. Such gifts can be given on holidays and for special occasions, such as a birthday, graduation, or anniversary or to honor the memory of someone special. When making a living honor tribute, please provide the contact information for the individual being honored and reason for the gift. When making a memorial tribute, please provide the name of the person being remembered and the contact information for the most immediate family member. For both honor and memorial tribute gifts, an acknowledgement of your gift - not the gift amount - will be shared with the individual or family member.

Planned Giving Information:

Planned Estate Giving

Planned estate gifts to United Way of Adams County ensure that critical health and human service programs remain available for generations to come. The most common way to plan an estate gift is to include the United Way of Adams County in your Will……through a specific bequest amount, a percentage of your estate, or whatever is left after all distributions have been made. Through bequests, life insurance, charitable trusts, or retirement benefits, donors at all levels can leave a legacy in our community, such gifts may also have significant tax benefits.

Please contact United Way of Adams County at 217-222-5020 or info@unitedwayadamsco.org for additional information on bequests or to chat more about the different options for including United Way in your will or estate plan before consulting with your attorney, investment planner, life insurance agent or retirement plan advisor to share your intentions.

Sample language for including United Way of Adams County in your Will or Living Trust:

“I hereby give to United Way of Adams County, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, with its principal place of business at Quincy, Illinois: the sum of $______ [amount] AND/OR the following described property:______[description] AND/OR ____% [percent] of the residue of my estate. This gift is for the unrestricted use of the United Way of Adams County. OR this is gift if designated for ________ [describe purposes].”

Helpful Information

Legal Name: United Way of Adams County, Inc.
FEIN#: 37-0673476
IRS Status: 501(c)(3)
Address: 936 Broadway, Suite F, Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: 217-222-5020
Fax: 217-222-0911
Questions: info@unitedwayadamsco.org


Charitable Gift Annuity

A Charitable Gift Annuity provides a guaranteed, partially tax-free, lifetime income for you while securing the future of United Way. A Charitable Annuity can be funded by a gift of cash, property or appreciated stock. In addition, you will receive an immediate income tax savings through a charitable contribution deduction and a capital gain tax savings for gifts of appreciated stock.

Charitable IRA Rollover

An investment in United Way through a charitable IRA rollover gift is an excellent opportunity to support the work of United Way. By law, individuals must begin withdrawing IRA assets at the age of 70½. Gifts made from an IRA up to $100,000 per year) are not reportable as taxable income and may lower your annual taxes. Talk to you IRA administrator about the benefits of an IRA rollover gift.

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Thrivent Choice Dollars

United Way of Adams County is a Thrivent Choice Agency supported by Thrivent Financial. The Thrivent Choice Program gives eligible members of Thrivent Financial the power to recommend where some of Thrivent's charitable funds are distributed, using a vehicle called Choice Dollars. Go to www.thrivent.com/thriventchoice for more information on how to direct Choice Dollars to United Way of Adams County.

AmazonSmile Foundation

United Way of Adams County is registered with the AmazonSmile Foundation, which donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to local charities. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. Amazon customers can visit: www.smile.amazon.com to learn more about this extra giving opportunity to support United Way of Adams County.

Adams United Legacy Fund with The Community Foundation

The Adams United Legacy endowment fund is administered through the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri. The Community Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status that accepts many types of donations including cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, life insurance, IRAs, and more. Gifts to The Community Foundation for the United Way of Adams County, Inc. Fund are tax-deductible as allowable by law. Contributions to this fund build a permanent asset providing long-term financial stability for United Way. Visit www.mycommunityfoundation.org for more information. 

Restaurant Days

United Way Wednesdays, our fundraiser with local restaurants, takes place each fall as a way for local restaurants to support critical United Way programs. One restaurant will be featured each Wednesday from July through December.

Dealers Driving Community

THANK YOU auto dealers for your generosity to United Way. Poage Auto Plaza, Kunes Country, and Ron Snider Auto Sales pledged to make a donation for each vehicle sold at their location from August through Thanksgiving for the 'Dealers Driving Community' campaign with United Way of Adams County. Tell them you appreciate their support of United Way of Adams County.