Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Honor Someone Special With a Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by United Way for Southeastern Michigan, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor them or celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, while supporting our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will extend the legacy of your loved one and will make a difference.

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An Example of How It Works

John and his mother smiling When John's mother passed away, he knew he wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for her. He remembered that during her lifetime she was always praising United Way for its tireless efforts to better the community.

John decided to make a gift to United Way in his mother's name using appreciated securities. Not only will his mother's legacy live on at United Way thanks to the gift, but John also qualified for a federal income tax charitable deduction and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Justin Remington at 248-302-6045 or justin.remington@unitedwaysem.org for additional information on creating a memorial gift at United Way.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to United Way through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Address: 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 500, Detroit MI 48202
Federal tax ID number: 20-3099071

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