The Endowment enhances traditional United way fundraising methods by offering donors new gift opportunities.

Consider a lasting gift to the Columbus Area United Way. If you are currently supporting the Columbus Area United Way through a gift to the annual campaign, you are impacting people today. Another giving option to consider is through Columbus Area United Way Endowment where you have the security of knowing your spirit of investment and caring will live on and continue to impact into the future. You do not need to have great wealth to have a legacy of giving provided for your community. Your gift unless otherwise directed by you will be retained in the Endowment fund to produce income for distribution each year to continue the work, mission, and impact of the United Way in our community. Please contact Columbus Area United Way for more information at info@columbusunitedway.com or 402-564-5661.

Columbus Area United Way Endowment History

The Columbus Area United Way Endowment was first established in 1992 after receiving a bequest from Mr. Gus Meyer to the United Way.  This gift gave the United Way a solid foundation on which to build an endowment for the future of the Columbus area. In 1995, Marie Froemel also included the Columbus Area United Way as a beneficiary of her estate. These two bequests along with additional memorials, have allowed the Endowment to grow annually and be a contributor of resources invested back into the community.