Building upon our 90-year track record, UWMD is launching a bold plan for a new era – raising $100 million for the endowment through the Unite Forever Campaign, to provide funding that will ensure a more predictable, sustainable, and stable future for our mission in North Texas.
ABOUT THE ENDOWMENT
Established in 1994 with a generous gift from TXU Energy, the United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas (UWFMD) endowment, managed by a separate 501(c)(3) organization, provides a sustainable flow of funding to support the mission of UWMD.
The future of Dallas depends on how we as a community of citizens take action. For 90 years, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has done just that. Even during the recent economic downturn, UWMD mobilized the caring power of communities to change lives, set significant and measurable goals, and held ourselves accountable.
No organization is better positioned than United Way to address the most pressing issues facing our community. Our foundation is strong, but we’ll need bold new thinking and sustained support to get us where we need to be in the year 2020 and beyond – a vibrant future for our region – one in which our children are healthy from birth, graduate from high school ready for success, and go on to find employment that leads to a lifetime of financial stability.
The UWFMD Board of Directors is responsible for the management of the endowment. The Campaign Volunteer Leadership is responsible for leading our fundraising efforts. With astute, mission-minded volunteer leadership and your financial investment, the endowment has and will continue to serve as a foundation for the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ next 90 years of service to the community.
ESTABLISHING AN ENDOWMENT
If you are interested in learning more about how to establish a new endowment, please let us know. Here are some things to remember as you plan:
- Any amount may be given to the endowment, either as an outright or deferred gift. Simply designate your gift to the endowment.
- To establish a current named endowment fund, the minimum funding level is $200,000 – paid over time (within five years) or in a lump sum.
- Endowment funds are primarily unrestricted but may be designated to support any part of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ work that reflects your specific area of interest.
WAYS TO GIVE
There are numerous ways to give to the Foundation, some of which may be made now with little or no current cost to you. All deferred or planned gifts are primarily designated to the endowment, so your gift becomes a permanent legacy. Below is a menu of some of the available options. Please contact us to discuss a plan that’s right for you.
DEFERRED OR PLANNED GIFTS
Charitable Gift Annuities
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable Lead Trusts
Donor Advised Funds