Fulfillment comes from giving. There is an amazing feeling that comes from helping others. As an individual, you have the power to pay it forward and make a significant impact in the lives of others in our local community. The more we unite, the closer we come to ensuring that everyone in Milford has access to a quality education, a sustainable income, good health and stable housing. Together with your financial contribution, we are transforming the lives of individuals, children, and families in Milford.

United Way of Milford has a mission to advance the common good and your support enables us to:

  • Invest in programs and initiatives that support hard working individuals and families
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex community problems
  • Mobilize resources to foster a thriving and prosperous Milford community for all

Every member of our Milford community deserves a chance to thrive. Together we have the ability to make a difference in our community. Together challenges are reversible but not without your help. Click HERE to access our donation form.

To live better, we must LIVE UNITED.

If you would like to make a gift of stock to the United Way of Milford, we would be happy to provide stock transfer instructions to you.  It is a simple, straight forward process.

You can call or write to your broker and ask your broker to initiate a “broker to broker” transfer.   You would instruct your broker to donate the stock directly to the United Way of Milford.

The United Way would provide you with the name of their brokerage firm, the  firm’s DTC number, the account name and number, and the telephone number and name of their broker contact at the firm.

Your broker can then transfer the securities directly to the United Way of Milford’s account. It is important that the securities be transferred to United Way’s account prior to being sold in order to avoid capital gains taxation.

When you’re ready, please contact your local United Way to get started.

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Leave your legacy through this program. Investors can give lasting gifts that will continue to help those in need for years to come. Planned gifts are made in the form of assets rather than income. Whether through a gift of stock, bequest, life insurance policy, or a trust, donors can contribute to the United Way of Milford, which will enable us to create an ever-lasting impact in our community. All donors who have made a planned gift, or who let us know that they will make a planned gift, will be included as members of the Evergreen Society.


Your planned gifts to United Way of Milford can be made in a variety of ways and will not only benefit United Way and your community, but also provide significant tax and income advantages. Donors are advised to consult with their attorneys or other professional advisers when considering a planned gift to United Way. To leave a lasting legacy to the community by including United Way in your will or estate plan, contact Gary Johnson at 203-874-6791 or email


Once investors have made provisions for family in their wills, they may wish to leave a specific amount, a percentage of the estate, or the residuum of the estate to United Way of Milford. If you wish to make a bequest, please consult your attorney for language best suited to your estate plan.


Investors may choose to make United Way of Milford the designated beneficiary of life insurance or retirement plan proceeds. Life insurance policies with built-up cash value can make convenient tax-deductible gifts. Naming United Way of Milford a beneficiary of a retirement plan can result in significant tax savings.


Charitable Lead Trusts and Charitable Remainder Trusts also are options for donors wishing to make provisions for charitable giving. These gift vehicles are more complicated and will require consultation with your attorney or estate planning professional.


Charitable Gift Annuities (CGA) are one of the most popular forms of planned giving and can offer tax advantages as well as life income for the donor or a named income beneficiary. A CGA is a contract between the investor and issuing charity, in which the investor makes an irrevocable gift to the charity, and in return the charity pays the investor a fixed income for life. Upon the death of the investor, the amount remaining (residuum) goes to the charity. For more information about planned giving options to benefit United Way of Milford, contact Gary Johnson at 203-874-6791 or email

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