Ways to Give


There are many ways you can get involved in making a difference in our community:

  • Individual Giving-Holiday Appeal 2017












Click the Give Now! button on the right and side of this page to give a gift today.

KUW brochure
General KUW pledge card
Guide to charitable giving 

Give Local DeKalb County


Give Local America is one of the nation’s largest, 24-hour crowd funding events designed to empower people to give back to their local communities by supporting the organizations they trust to tackle today’s most critical issues.

Give Local America will take place on May 3, 2016 from 12:00 am to 11:59pm around the nation AND in DeKalb County! (One day, on-line giving challenge.)

With Give Local DeKalb County, every donation receives proportional matching funds  from a pool of $50,000. Through the match, each donation leverages additional funding for Kishwaukee United Way right here in DeKalb County!

Anyone can make a tax deductible donation to Kishwaukee United Way during Give Local DeKalb County (minimum donation amount is $25).

Start a Workplace Campaign!

Get your company involved.
Each year, companies choose to align their philanthropic giving with Kishwaukee United Way because of our unique ability to connect people and organizations from across all sectors to make a collective impact on our community’s most difficult challenges. We remain steadfast in our commitment of measuring the impact of programs & services in order to ensure efforts remain aligned with our goals in education, income & health. And because we are efficient, our return on investment ranks high among charities.

Whether you’re a small business, a major corporation, or even a non-profit, you can join the many local organizations that run a workplace campaign. Setting up and running a campaign is simple and we can help you every step of the way. Each workplace campaign is different and can be shaped around your organization’s culture.

Our promise to every Kishwaukee United Way investor is that we will govern ourselves at the highest degree of accountability and transparency.  We pledge to put your dollars to work locally to effectively change peoples’ lives and improve the community.

Kishwaukee United Way is more than just dollars raised–we also focus on connecting volunteers, providing resources, and advocating for those in need.

Click here to go to Workplace Campaign Tools.

For questions or more information about United Way Workplace Campaigns, please contact us at 815.756.7522.

Leadership Giving

Leaders lead.
When you join the ranks of Kishwaukee United Way Leadership donors, you benefit by knowing that your dollars go to work in the community in a targeted, impactful way. You are also among the elite corps of donors who receive regular invitations to special events with notable business and public sector leaders.

Your contribution enables Kishwaukee United Way to fulfill its mission to harness, leverage and strategically invest the collective power of donors, advocates and volunteers, to drive measurable results that improve the lives of people in our region

Investing in Kishwaukee United Way is an investment in your community. By improving Education, Income & Health, we’re bringing about lasting impact in our region.

Leadership Levels:

  • Bronze Circle $500 – $999
  • Silver Circle $1,000 – $4,999
  • Gold Circle $5,000 – $9,999
  • United Way Tocqueville Society – $10,000 or more

For questions or more information about the Leadership Giving program, please contact us at 815.756.7522.

Loyal Contributors

Loyal Contributors are individuals who have given to any United Way for 10 years or more, regardless of contribution level. Giving does not have to be continuous and members may estimate the year their giving began. If you are a Loyal Contributor, please accept our sincere thanks for all you have done for so many people in your community and the communities across the country to help children succeed in school, improve the health of individuals, and promote financial stability.

If you haven’t done so, please let  Kishwaukee United Way know YOU are a Loyal Contributor so you can be thanked for your continued support, recognized as a Loyal Contributor on print and at events, and invited to attend events, volunteer and become actively involved with Kishwaukee United Way.

For questions or more information about the Loyal Contributors program, please contact us at 815.756.7522. 

Retiree Program

Welcome to a new way of Living United!
You’re embarking on an exciting new chapter in your life and we would love to be a part of it. Kishwaukee United Way’s Retiree Program offers several ways to connect to the community and help people. It is designed for individuals who recognize the importance that philanthropy & volunteerism play in building and strengthening the health of DeKalb County. There are many opportunities for you to get involved as a member of the Retiree Program.


  • Keep informed about Kishwaukee United Way programs.
  • Provide ongoing support of programs important to our community.
  • Stay active in current or new volunteer projects.
  • Remain identified with your former employer and the company by participating in their United Way Workplace Campaign.

Get involved:

  • Volunteer in our community.
  • Have you given to United Way for 10+ years? Get involved with our Loyal Contributors program.
  • Considering including Kishwaukee United Way in your estate plans through planned giving.

Stay Connected!
Click here to sign up to receive information on current volunteer opportunities and news today!

For questions or more information about getting involved, please contact us at 815.756.7522. Contact us today!

Planned Giving

Kishwaukee United Way is fortunate enough to have been graced with the creation of an Endowment Fund through the DeKalb County Community Foundation, supporting operating expenses of our organization, allowing us to continue to increase the already high percentage of donations directly benefiting agency programs and services.

If you would like to further our mission and leave a legacy in our community through a bequest or other planned giving initiative to help us further the efforts of the UnitedWay, please contact us at 815.756.7522.


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