Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

Year-End Giving

As the end of 2019 quickly approaches and we pause in gratitude amidst the hustle and bustle, please consider the lasting impact you can give a family, like Amy and her son Frankie in the photo above, this holiday season.

Feeling grateful for a warm home, health insurance, or food for your holiday merriment? Glad you can pay all your bills and still have something left over at the end of the month?  Then, perhaps you’ll want to consider a generous year-end gift, a gift that will create a lasting impact well into 2020  for families with young children seeking a chance to thrive. You can reach beyond the holidays into next year by giving generously to help families like Amy’s create a better future.

Turn your holiday into something larger this year by making another family’s new year better. Light up a life with your generosity – and light up your own in the process! There are many ways to give:

Your gift by check

Date your check on or before Dec. 31, 2019, and mail with postmark on or before Dec. 31, 2019.

Gift checks mailed with postmark and check date on or before Dec. 31, 2019 will be counted for 2019 regardless of when they are received at United Way of Monroe County.

Other Delivery

Date your check on or before Dec. 31, 2019 and ship via FedEx, UPS, or other shipper so that it is received by United Way of Monroe County by 5 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 28, 2019.

Donation checks delivered by any method other than being mailed via U.S. Postal Service are effective as of date received at United Way of Monroe County.

The address for mailing, shipping of your check:

United Way of Monroe County
431 S. College Ave.Bloomington, IN 47403
Bloomington, IN 47403

Questions about your gift by check? Email us at or call 812-334-8370 ext. 12.


Your gift by credit card

Make you gift online at by midnight on Dec. 31, 2019.


Your gift of securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds)

Gifts of securities (stocks, bonds, and mutual funds) require planning. The effective date of your gift for tax purposes depends upon how you deliver the gift. Use the deadlines below to ensure your gift counts for 2019.

The amount of your charitable deduction depends on the value of the securities at the time the gift is complete.

Mutual fund gifts:  Start early to determine the fund’s processing time, which varies widely from fund to fund. Some can complete your transfer within days of receiving your instructions; some take six weeks or more.

For all gifts of securities:  Please contact our broker Baird's Offices to make your gift of stock.

Electronic securities transfer: Your electronic transfer of securities from a brokerage account is complete when the securities have been received by United Way of Monroe County. Important: These gifts are not considered complete upon giving instructions to a broker. Your electronic transfer gift is counted for tax purposes only when it is complete (see above).

Initiate your transfer early. It is wise to allow several weeks. While some transfers may be received within days of your instructions, longer delays are possible, especially at year-end.

Deadline: Your electronic transfer must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2019.


Reduce income tax on Your 2019 Roth IRA conversion

If you converted your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA this year, you can offset the taxable income generated by the conversion by making a charitable gift to United Way of Monroe County or by making an additional pledge payment on an existing gift. Timing is the key. Your Roth conversion and your gift work together, so to ensure your plan works as you intend, your gift or pledge payment should match the tax year in which the income is reported. Consult your accountant or financial advisor to make sure your Roth conversion and your charitable gift fit your overall tax strategy.

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