Take your donation further with a gift to the United Way Foundation of Central Washington.

Honor or memorialize a caring community member by making a gift to the United Way Foundation. Your annual gifts to United Way make our communities a better place to live today, and when you give to the Foundation your gift lasts forever.

Take your donation further with a gift to the United Way Foundation of Central Washington. Created to meet the needs of donors who want their tradition of community responsibility to endure for future generations, the Foundation is a supporting organization of United Way of Central Washington with the exclusive purpose to benefit and support our mission of advancing the common good by investing in local health & human services programs that improve the lives of thousands of residents in Yakima and Kittitas Counties every year.

The goal of the administrative endowment campaign is to raise 4 million for the United Way Foundation, funding organization administrative costs and allowing 100% of donations to be invested in local community programs. The Foundation is both a partner and a supporter of the United Way. Your gift to the Foundation will be used by a trusted organization to meet changing needs in Yakima and Kittitas Counties for generations to come.

The Foundation Board

Mike Broadhead

Vice President
Scott Wagner – MG Wagner Roofing

Pete Bansmer – Yakima Federal Savings and Loan Board Chair


Charlie Eglin – Tri-Ply Construction

Dave Hargreaves – HUB International

Jan Luring – McDonald’s

Dr. Duane Monick – Yakima Heart Cener (Retired)

Alex Hodge – Horizon Distibution

Tony Klein – Banner Bank


The United Way of Central Washington Foundation was established in 1996, to provide a vehicle for United Way to accept bequests, and other gifts made outside of the annual fundraising campaign.

United Way is nationally respected as a trusted steward of contributions made by large and small philanthropists. In Yakima and Kittitas Counties, more United Way supporters each year are enhancing their lifelong commitment to the community by giving to the Foundation. Together, we are ensuring that the future of United Way is strong and secure far beyond our lifetimes.

The Foundation has two Endowments. One will eventually cover the entire overhead cost of operating the annual campaign. The second endowment will enhance the annual campaign to ensure steady support of United Way partners and programs during tough times. A third fund remains open to support capital or start-up projects which are not eligible for United Way community investment from the annual campaign.

Please consider how the United Way Foundation might fit into your long-term plans.


As a strong supporter of United Way, you can continue the legacy of your giving far into the future by:

  • Endowing your annual Pillar contribution
  • Naming the Foundation as a beneficiary of an IRA, avoiding taxes on the required withdrawal
  • Include the Foundation in your estate planning. There are many options to choose from.

See also Planned Giving For Beginners.

Thank you for your continuing support of United Way.