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After caring for your loved ones, a decision to leave a gift in your will to United Way is an extraordinary statement of your values and commitment to future-proofing our community. With your future gift, you are acknowledging the unignorable issues that impact our community today and ensuring that the issues of tomorrow can be addressed.  

Already made a gift?

If you have included a legacy gift to United Way Greater Toronto in your estate plans, please let us know by sending us your completed form.

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Community organizations like United Way need to be there to take care of people and to support the long-term stability of the social services sector. Planning for a bequest that will benefit future generations has been a valuable conversation for our family.

Neil Harris and Katie Taylor, United Way donors

Ways to give

A gift in your will

  • Is the simplest type of estate gift
  • Ensures your estate will receive a tax credit of almost half of your gift to pass on to other beneficiaries
  • Is a flexible gift which can be altered during your lifetime

Leave a gift in your will form

Sample bequest wording form

A gift of life insurance

  • Make a large gift for the future with a small amount today
  • Can be structured so that you experience the tax benefits now and during your lifetime

Gift of life insurance form

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I live in the middle of Toronto and I see the inequalities. For me, community is about caring for each other. That’s why it’s important to give—what might seem like a small amount can have a significant impact.

Nancy Hardy, United Way Legacy Giving donor

What legacy will you leave?

For a confidential discussion about including United Way Greater Toronto in your will and other donation options please contact Jennifer Chegus at or 416-777-1444 ext. 288.

The difference you make possible

Read our 2020-2021 Annual Report to learn how your gift fuels meaningful community change, today and tomorrow.