United Way/UGN/Community Chest is an evolving organization that, for generations, has responded to the needs of the community. Our support of the Foundation seeks to continue this mission with confidence in the' quality of the leadership and the thoroughness of the allocations process.
Over the years, we have been involved with United Way in various ways. Jack's Dad ran the campaign and was Chairman of the Board in the formative years. Connie co-chaired the Allocations Committee with Royal Keith and later became President of the organization. In 1995, we headed the Pillars Club effort and organized the first Pillars event - a train ride to Ellensburg on the Temples' dinner train. That year, there were 158 Pillars; today, there are 292. United Way is a successful, dynamic organization.
The United Way Foundation, as a separate entity from United Way of Yakima County, permits donors to make gifts and bequests that will be used to insure that United Way's history of success continues into the future. The Foundation is very flexible and allows donors to specify how their gifts will be used to support the same type of charitable activities with which you associate United Way. Gifts to the Foundation will continue to benefit United Way and impact the community for decades to come.
We have watched and participated in the evolution of United Way in the Valley and know first-hand that our funds will be effectively and efficiently put to work. Our estate planning includes the United Way Foundation and we encourage you to explore the options it presents for you.
Jack and Connie Bloxom