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If I pledge now, when should I start contributing money?

We need your pledge now, since leadership givers provide an invaluable boost in momentum for the annual United Way campaign. If you wish to pay in 2012, you can send a check or pay by credit card any time between now and December 31. You may also complete your gift or begin payroll deductions in 2013. The pledge card will give you a number of options.

What are my options for directing my gift?

The most effective way to reach those who need it most, and to make the most of your gift here in Hampshire County is by donating to the Community Care fund. Representatives from the community seek to allocate funds among United Way partner agencies from these undesignated gifts to best meet local needs.

Some donors choose to direct their giftsby either choosing to support partner agencies that fall into one of four specific impact areas (Helping Children, Youth and Families Succeed; Reaching Out; Providing Health Care; or Meeting Basic Needs) or by supporting a particular initiative (Success by 6; First Call For Help; or the Endowment Fund). You may also designate individual United Way agencies or even a non-United Way agency.

Can both my partner or spouse and I be credited for United Way leadership giving if we work in different places or in different professions?

Yes. The United Way of Hampshire County will list your combined pledge as a Leaders’ Circle contribution for both of your professions or businesses. Although Smith can count only 1/2 of the combined donation towards its campaign or, if donating separately to Smith and another business, the amount you actually donate to Smith's campaign, you will be listed as a Smith Leaders' Circle contributor. Please note this on your pledge form to ensure that you and your spouse/partner are listed as you want to be and that you are listed as leadership donor.

Will my department and the college be credited with this pledge in the annual United Way drive?


Will I be eligible for the College drawing?

Absolutely! You are automatically entered in the drawing when you make your pledge. Good luck!

What is The Leaders’ Circle?

The Leaders’ Circle acknowledges supporters of United Way of Hampshire County who make gifts at the leadership level.

What are the benefits of membership in the Leaders’ Circle?

Leaders’ Circle members are invited to the Leaders' Circle Reception sponsored by United Way. Membership support is also recognized in the annual Leaders' Circle Registry.

What is a leadership level gift?

Gifts of $1,000 or more to the annual United Way campaign are considered leadership level gifts.


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