Giving to the United Way of Southwestern Indiana

We never know where life will lead us from day to day. Sometimes, it’s the unexpected loss of a job. Sometimes, it’s an unplanned medical bill. Sometimes, it’s both – and the combination is too much. Where do people turn when they have nowhere else to go?

They turn to us. A team of United Way funded programs can help them get back on their feet towards the path to self-sufficiency. We speak out about homelessness in our community, and bring together the people with the passion and resources to do something about it. We are the change makers, the stop-talking-and-do-something people.

When you give to the United Way, you’re trusting us to make every dollar count. It’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly.

Your gift to the United Way ensures:

You are supporting the mission of moving individuals out of the cycle of poverty and towards independence and self-sufficiency 

  • The biggest struggles in our community are getting the most attention
  • There are no gaps in funding for nonprofits who may be off your radar
  • Organizations who do not have the resources or time to do fundraising receive financial support

We proudly celebrate and say thank you to our partners who generously invested $1,000 or more in the United Way in 2018, exemplifying the spirit of philanthropy in the communities we serve – View 2018 United Way SWI Community Partners.

Together, we’re creating change. We invite you to take a moment to review United Way’s 2018 Community Impact Report and see how your support is investing in life-changing solutions for individuals and families that call Southwestern Indiana home.

Give Online

With our online giving portal, you can set up a reoccurring gift or a one-time donation to the United Way of Southwestern Indiana. You can also complete a Donor Pledge Form and/or mail a check to us at: P.O. Box 18, Evansville, IN, 47701-0018.


Workplace Campaigns

To read Katie’s story, click here.

Your employer may offer a payroll deduction option through your workplace. For more information, please contact your human resources director. If your employer does not currently participate in a workplace campaign and you would like to find out more information on implementing one, please contact Amy Canterbury, President and CEO, at 812-422-4100.

Planned Giving

Making a planned gift offers the opportunity to give back to your community now and beyond your lifetime. With planned giving, you can achieve personal and financial goals while leaving a legacy that will benefit all of Southwestern Indiana for generations to come. A planned gift is a gift of capital which is not usually made from your current income. Planned gifts can be given immediately (such as a gift of stock or real property), or deferred (such as a bequest or life insurance policy).

We would be happy to discuss your planned giving options. In addition, we strongly encourage you to contact your attorney or financial advisor to obtain information about how planned giving will affect your specific financial situation. If you are considering a planned gift to United Way of Southwestern Indiana please contact Amy Canterbury, President & CEO, at 812-421-7480.

Leadership Giving

Alexis de Tocqueville Society

The Alexis de Tocqueville Society is made up of local philanthropic leaders who generously commit to gifts of $10,000 or more annually. Its members have proven to be highly effective and highly esteemed United Way partners who play a critical role in our important work. Tocqueville donors provide a solid foundation for United Way campaigns, leading the way in gift giving and influencing others to give as well.

Members of the Tocqueville Society enjoy the benefit of connecting with a network of business and civic leaders who have chosen to collaborate with United Way to create long-lasting community change. Members also invited to exclusive local and national networking events and receive regional recognition.

See a list of our extraordinary 2018 Tocqueville Society donors.

For more information on the  Alexis de Tocqueville Society, contact Amy Canterbury, President & CEO, at 812-421-7480.


Keel Club

The Keel Club is United Way of Southwestern Indiana’s Leadership Giving Society. Just as the keel represents the essential backbone and structural strength of a ship, Keel Club members are the backbone and the strength of support  for United Way of Southwestern Indiana.  Gifts of $1,000 and above are considered Keel gifts, and are invested back into the community to support 69 programs that focus on health, education, financial stability and essential services in Southwestern Indiana. 

See a list of our generous 2018 Keel Club donors.

View photos taken at our Keel Club reception on March 5, 2019 at the Tropicana Riverfront Events Plaza.

For more information on the Keel Club, contact Amy Canterbury, President & CEO, at 812-421-7480.


Young Leaders United

Young Leaders United (YLU) are those who give $500 or more annually and are under the age of 40. This committed group of young professionals demonstrate their leadership and dedication to improving life for all of us in Southwestern Indiana through their community involvement and philanthropy. In addition to their recognition level, social and professional development programs are offered throughout the year.  Click here for upcoming YLU events. Click here for the 2019 Benefit Battle Dodgeball Tournament.

To learn more about Young Leaders United, contact Katie Sutton,  at 812-422-4100 or read more here.