The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is offering several opportunities for year-end giving. The local organization, which announced last week that it projects to be within 4% of this year's $3 million fundraising goal, is encouraging donors age 70 1/2 and older to make a direct tax-free rollover of up to $100,000 from an IRA to the local non-profit. This opportunity is available through December 31, 2011. Those individuals who qualify should consult with their financial advisors about year-end giving in this form to United Way.
The United Way's Women's Initiative Council also decorated a Christmas tree available for auction at Gaylord Opryland Hotel through the Hall of Trees program. The United Way tree features more than $1,000 in value of gifts such as Predators tickets, hotel accommodations and more. The tree is available for viewing and bidding at www.halloftrees.com. A coupon for the exhibit may be downloaded from the United Way website and the organization with the most coupons submitted will receive a $1,000 donation from Gaylord.
Leadership giving through United Way is an additional option that provides donors with a unique experience and impacts the community in a significant capacity. Leadership donors are recognized throughout the year and invited to attend exclusive events and programs. Leadership giving details are available at www.uwrutherford.org.
For more information, please contact (615) 893-7303.