Join the Community Campaign

Consider United Way of Central New York your conduit for community change. We want to partner with you to make lasting improvements to the community where we live and work.

Running a United Way campaign in your workplace is a great way to inject creativity, excitement, and positive energy into your workforce. Volunteering as an Employee Campaign Coordinator is not only challenging and satisfying, it may be a career, or even a life-changing, experience.

Leadership Giving

United Way of Central New York has two Leadership Giving Programs that recognize generous individuals and couples who make an annual gift of $1,000 or more to the community through United Way. The societies are: the Alexis de Tocqueville Society for annual gifts of $10,000 or more, and the Hamilton White Society for annual gifts of $1,000 – $9,999. Over 1,200 individuals and couples are members of our Leadership Societies.

Legacy/Planned Giving

We like to think of planned giving as a donor service that enables you to give gifts of assets during your lifetime or through a will or testamentary instrument. In other words, it can be given now or later. The process of giving requires planning on the part of donors, their advisors, and United Way. Planned gifts provide enhanced tax benefits and some return an income to the donor.


United Way of Central New York is privileged to have the charitable support of over 600 local companies and proud to be partnered with them in creating a better community. But for a limited number of companies, we can also offer the opportunity to have a sponsor relationship with us that will provide significantly greater recognition.

Gift of stock

Giving stock or securities to United Way of Central New York is a smart way to invest in the 102 programs in United Way’s Community Program Fund. Giving appreciated stock may allow you to bypass capital gains tax as well as donate a gift larger than you thought possible. You can also benefit from donating proceeds from a stock that has decreased in value. The process of transferring stock to United Way of Central New York is simple.