Thank you for considering donating to United Way. As the end of the year is approaching quickly, we wanted to share with you some tax-related deadlines that might impact end-of-year donations.
Donations by check
To make a donation by check for the 2013 tax year you can:
- Deliver the check to United Way, 317 Seventh Ave. SE #401, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2013.
- Mail the check to United Way of East Central Iowa, 317 Seventh Ave. SE #401, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401. Envelopes must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2013.
Donations by credit card online
You can make an immediate gift by credit card on our website at UnitedWayofEastCentralIowa.org/donate. Donations made by 11:59 p.m. central time on Dec. 31, 2013, can be counted in the 2013 tax year.
Donations by credit card by phone
To make a credit card gift by phone call us at (319) 398-5372 ext. 29 by 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. Note, we cannot process credit card payments from voicemail messages. Please be sure and speak with a United Way staff member. We cannot guarantee that instructions left via voicemail will be processed as 2013 gifts.
Making a pledge online
You can fill out our electronic pledge form online at UnitedWayofEastCentralIowa.org/donate. However, just like pledges made during workplace campaigns, you actually won’t pay on this pledge until 2014, meaning this donation would count in the 2014 tax year.
Gifts of securities must be transferred to the United Way brokerage account by the end of the business day on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Markets close at 3 p.m. that day. Contact Liya Fitzpatrick (319)398-5372 ext. 29 or Abbie Covenah (319) 398-5372 ext. 27 if your broker needs our Depository Trust Company (DTC) instructions.