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Presented by Nancy J. LaPointe

Charitable gift annuities (CGAs) are an arrangement between a donor and a nonprofit organization where the donor receives a regular payment for life based on the value of assets transferred to the organization. This allows donors to make a gift to their favorite charity, and, in return, they receive fixed payments for life. After the donor’s death, the assets are kept by the organization.

Getting Started

Many donors use CGAs as an inexpensive alternative to a charitable remainder trust (CRT) when drafting and maintaining those trusts...

Post date: Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 12:22pm
If you've received an email from anyone at United Way of Thurston County (UWTC), you'll notice several logos displayed beneath our own. These organizations are UWTC's Cornerstone Partners.   Cornerstone Partners are central to our success, providing foundational financial support for our organization, as well as important leadership on our board and other committees, insight on community issues, and thousands of volunteers who volunteer their time and their talents.    Cornerstone Partners work every day to deliver the highest service to our community. We are grateful for the dedication of...
Post date: Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 12:00pm

As kids, we’re taught to share with those around us. Whether dividing up snacks or distributing crayons equally amongst friends, it’s the ideal time to plant seeds of generosity. For Lori Drummond, President and CEO of Olympia Federal Savings (OlyFed), a love of giving was instilled early and continues even today.

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Post date: Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 11:28am

On June 7, United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) and Thurston County Public Health and Social Services recognized President’s Volunteer Service Award recipients. These individuals served between 100 and 470 hours in the last year supporting the vaccine clinics in Thurston County.

We honored the following individuals

Kim Yee volunteered 473 hours Sandra Hallstrom, volunteered 466 hours Tobias Klotz volunteered 422 hours Deborah Barnett volunteered 244 hours Martin Balikov volunteered 204 hours Christine Hall volunteered 195 hours Clade “Terry” Sullivan volunteered 185 hours...
Post date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 1:43pm

For Ben Morales, building a community that can LIVE UNITED is the heart and soul of his work every single day. Through his work with United Way of Thurston County, he found a way to make a difference and fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Thurston County.

Morales became part of our regional community in 2003 when he joined the banking team at Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU). Moving from the Las Vegas area, he first heard about United Way of Thurston County through former Board member and former Olympia Mayor Doug Mah. As...
Post date: Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 12:35pm

Understanding Donor-Advised Funds

Presented by Nancy J. LaPointe

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is an account established through a sponsoring charity, often an organization established for the purpose of providing this type of planned giving vehicle. The donor makes an irrevocable gift to an account owned by that sponsoring organization and can recommend charitable disbursements to charities of their choice thereafter.

How DAFs Work

Because the sponsoring organization of a DAF is, in and of itself, a charity, donors are eligible for an immediate upfront...

Post date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 4:52pm

We asked Titus-Will Auto Group to share information with us about their Workplace Giving Campaign and philanthropy at work. Here's what they shared:

Titus-Will Auto Group has been a community leader since it’s inception in 1938. We don’t just give with our wallets, we give with our hearts and our hands! It is not enough for us to be known as a great place to do business in the Puget Sound, it is just as important to build a legacy of how we helped to shape the community around us by giving back.

Our internal fundraising with our 500+ employees begins with us matching...

Post date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 1:53pm
If you've received an email from anyone at United Way of Thurston County (UWTC), you'll notice several logos displayed beneath our own. These organizations are UWTC's Cornerstone Partners.   Cornerstone Partners are central to our success, providing foundational support for our organization, as well as important leadership on our board and other committees, insight on community issues, thousands of volunteers who take a hands-on role in getting things done, and the financial resources to make progress on health, education, and financial stability in Thurston County.   Our Cornerstone...
Post date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 1:37pm

Presented by Nancy J. LaPointe

Charitable giving is an important piece of many individuals’ estate plans. Beyond the tax advantages offered by charitable donations, many people have personal reasons for choosing to include charities in their estate plans. A number of vehicles are available to facilitate charitable giving, apart from a straight gift of cash or property to an institution. To help you decide how to incorporate charitable giving into your estate plan, let’s look at some of the most popular options.

Donor-Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund is managed by a...

Post date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:57pm

If you've received an email from anyone at United Way of Thurston County (UWTC), you'll notice several logos displayed beneath our own. These organizations are UWTC's Cornerstone Partners.   Cornerstone Partners are central to our success, providing foundational support for our organization, as well as important leadership on our board and other committees, insight on community issues, thousands of volunteers who take a hands-on role in getting things done, and the financial resources to make progress on health, education, and financial stability in Thurston County.   Our Cornerstone...
Post date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:45pm

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