What is a Major Gift?
A major gift is a donation of $10,000 or more made by an individual. Such gifts have a very significant and positive impact on our community and will help support 56 agencies offer 100 programs throughout HRM. Such gifts are also critical to further our work at the neighbourhood level through Action for Neighbourhood Change allowing groups of residents to take action through their own initiative and desire to make a positive difference. Residents in Dartmouth North are becoming engaged through Action for Neighbourhood Change.
United Way accepts one-time gifts as well as multi-year gift commitments. Gifts may include cash and gifts of securities.
Why Major Gifts and Why Now?
Despite continuing growth with our traditional workplace campaign, United Way of Halifax Region faces annual gaps between agency funding requests and funds available.
The sustained and continuing support of our community will help United Way achieve these objectives. Individual philanthropy through major gifts of $10,000 or more is critical to our success.
For further information, please contact Bonnie Boyd-Read, Director, Personal Philanthropy.