Ways to Give

Support Envision and the United Way of Greater Charlottesville in creating a more equitable community where every person can thrive

There are a variety of ways to make your contribution to the United Way of Greater Charlottesville, and support us in our work of creating more equitable communities. Explore this page to learn how to join our giving circles, make a stock gift, get more information on planned giving, or send an old fashioned check in the mail!

To make a gift via wire transfer, please call the main United Way line at 434.972.1701

Securities Instructions

Securities Instructions

To donate stock, please complete the form below. Questions? Contact Caroline Emerson at 434-972-1707. We’re grateful for your gift and will send an acknowledgement as soon as all documents have been received by our office.

Your Name (Donor)
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We understand that people support organizations when they can see the direct results of their contributions. 

That’s in part why we have such concrete goals for ENVISION: 1,800 families over the next 5 years. Poverty metrics adjusted for our community. A focus on Black families informed by local data. 

Gifts to United Way of Greater Charlottesville directly support interventions that reduce the burden of poverty on families and empower our clients to scale economically. Through coordinated service delivery and regional partnerships, we are together creating systems-level change.  

The Envision Giving Circles inspire philanthropy by individuals who are driven by purpose and impact.

COMMUNITY CIRCLE ($1,000 - $2,499)

Support critical infrastructure for service providers.

Our introductory giving circle recognizes donors who have made a significant commitment to reducing poverty in our community.  

  • A gift of $1,000 provides one year’s worth of supplies for an early education center. These resources help create high-quality interactions between teacher and child that support brain development and school readiness. 
  • A gift of $2,000 provides an early education center with the tech resources to increase administrative capacity, modernize student assessment and tracking tools, and allow parents to access their child’s records through United Way’s Coordinated Enrollment program.  

IMPACT CIRCLE ($2,500 - $4,999)

Invest directly in client families. 

Investing in ENVISION means directly supporting client families and providing resources necessary to fund their participation in United Way programs that help adults and children meet financial resiliency and school readiness goals.  

  • A gift of $2,500 provides the funding necessary for one family’s participation in the Family Investment Program for six months. The FIP supports families with personalized work plans and counseling to achieve and maintain financial stability. 
  • A gift of $5,000 provides the funding necessary for one family’s participation in the Family Investment Program for a full calendar year 

CHANGEMAKER CIRCLE ($5,000 - $9,999)

Facilitate participation in multiple target programs. 

Addressing client needs holistically often means a family will enroll in multiple ENVISION programs. Donors who make up our Changemaker Circle provide critical funding that enables that multi-faceted approach. 

  • A gift of $7,500 provides one market-rate auto loan to a family in need of reliable transportation to and from work, childcare, and medical appointments through our Driving Lives Forward program.  
  • A gift of $8,500 provides access to quality, stable early education for one preschool-aged child through our Early Learners Scholarship program, promoting school readiness and enabling family members to maintain employment.  


Fund holistic, long-term interventions. 

Purpose-driven philanthropy has the capacity to change lives. Our Envision Circle recognizes those who have funded multi-year participation in target programs for ENVISION client families.  

  • A gift of $10,000 enables one family’s participation in the Family Investment Program for 2 to 3 years, where they will reduce debt, raise household income and investments, and reach financial independence. 
  • A gift of $11,000 provides access to quality, stable childcare for one infant or toddler, supporting brain development in critical years of a child’s life while supporting their family’s ability maintain employment.  



The United Way of Greater Charlottesville acknowledges those who have furthered our more than 75-year legacy through planned gifts such as our first building and the establishment of our endowment. At any age planning for the future reflects committed leadership from those who collectively bring about a better tomorrow.

For more information about giving to United Way contact Caroline Emerson, VP of Community Engagement at cemerson@unitedwaycville.org


Please make stock and securities gifts using the following information:

Brokerage Firm: Wells Fargo Advisors
Formerly Wachovia Securities, LLC
Formerly A.G. Edwards

Local office
100 East South Street
Charlottesville, VA. 22902
Phone: 434-296-7185
Fax: 434-296-2575

Corporate Office
One North Jefferson
St. Louis, MO. 63103

BROKER: James Neligan
Delivery Instructions: DTC # 0141
Wells Fargo account # 6242-4378

FBO (United Way of Greater Charlottesville)


The tradition of community support through workplace giving, event sponsorship and corporate gifts have been the lifeblood of the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area for more than 75 years. Through corporate and foundation participation you can give staff members the chance to make a considerable impact. 

When you offer employee benefits that are tied to giving you can:

  • Create a culture of generosity
  • Engage employees
  • Communicate your core values to your staff
  • Shed a positive light on your brand.

At United Way of Greater Charlottesville workplace and corporate gifts can include the following opportunities:

Become a Corporate Partner with United Way of Greater Charlottesville which includes additional exposure for your company as a leader in our efforts to uphold, build and sustain our community!

Establish Workplace Giving through automatic payroll deductions makes it easy to give to a cause you care about. Let us help you increase job satisfaction, establish employee pride and elevate your brand.

Provide an Employer Match Program to maximize the positive impact of your organization’s commitment to our the local community.

Sponsor Events with United Way of Greater Charlottesville to get double the exposure with event advertising and promotions for popular and well-attended community activities.

Volunteer with our annual Day of Caring by committing to a single day of service for our community and a fun day of camaraderie for your employees!


Legacy Donors

The Worrell Family
Miette and George Michie
Gordon Black
Robert Blaeser
Suzanne Brooks
Fallica Charitable Lead Annuity Trust
Elizabeth Nalley
Jim Richardson
Robert Scharlemann
Wilma and Newton Thomas
Train Family Fund
Wade Tremblay
C & Alma Hall Charitable Trust
Inez Duff Bishop Charitable Trust

Lifetime Donors

Anonymous (4)
Michael Arenton
Carol Bauer
Nancy and David Bogdonoff
Liza and Pete Borches
Suzanne and Rob Brooks
Mr. and Mrs. John Casteen III
Didi and Peter Chapin
Mary and Mike Chinn
Carol F. and Stephen M. Clarke
Gail L. and David R. Clelland
Deborah and George Conway
Ruth Cross
William L. Dalton
Margery and Thomas M. Daniel
Polly and David Deck
Michael Fitzgerald
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Flow
Dorothy K. and Barry Fontaine
Pat and Bob Foster
The MLG Foundation
Richard Gilliam
Pat and Leroy Hamlett
Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Harbilas
Ann and Greg Harris
Heiner Family Fund
Amy Hughes
Judith and J. Michael Jaeger
Laurie and Blair Kelly
Pattye H. Leggett
Pam and Jay Jessup
Sarah and Grey McLean

Reid Nagle
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Nunley
John G. Nunley
Susan McLeod Prindle
Sue and Reuben Rainey
Sarah and Michael Rettig
Grace D. Riggs*
Dudley and Lois Rochester
Rotgin Family Fund in CACF
Standish Family Foundation Fund in CACF
Susan D.W. Sargeant
Caroline N. and Jim Satira
Carolyn and Kevin Schuyler
Mr. and Mrs. William W. Sihler
Jane-Ashley and Peter Skinner
Hunter Smith Family Foundation
Philip Stokes
Teresa A. Sullivan and Douglas Laycock
Cynthia K. Davis and Don Swofford
Cathy S. and Monroe K. Train
Michele and Wade Tremblay
Jerry Vinson
The David S. Walker, Jr. Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
Wendy Zomparelli and Richard Handler


Get involved, make a difference


Visit the United Way of Greater Charlottesville volunteer platform to find ways to serve in our community.


Attend an Event

Laurence E. Richarson Day of Caring


The United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring promotes the spirit and value of volunteerism, increases awareness of local service agencies and schools, and demonstrates what working together for the community’s good can accomplish. We have grown this event from 50 volunteers to nearly 2,000 volunteers who complete 200 projects in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson and Greene. The value of service to our community in 2019 was over $300,000. To get involved contact the our office and ask for Community Outreach.

Learn More About Day of Caring