Year-End Giving Opportunities Available Through United Way

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 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
For more information, please contact (615) 893-7303.