People who Support United Way


Your gift makes a difference to many right here in Buffalo & Erie County. There are many tax-beneficial ways to support our community through our work. 



Donate with stocks and securities

If you have appreciated stocks, transferring them directly to United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is a powerful way to make a greater impact on our community. It is also a way to avoid the capital gains tax, making this a savvy giving choice. We have a free and easy-to-use tool to guide you through the process in less than 10 minutes. Get started on your savvy gift now.

To transfer stock, you can also send a letter to your broker or financial consultant to authorize the transfer of stock as a contribution to United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. 


Please include the following details in your letter:

Name of the stock

Number of shares

Expected date of transfer

Your mailing address

Your work and home phone number

Transfer Information: 

Broker:  Morgan Stanley

Account Name:  United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

Account number: 828-105485-0-002

DTC #0015


Please send a copy of your letter to United Way of Buffalo & Erie County to ensure your gift is properly recognized. You can mail or email Kristy Davis at Kristy.Davis [at] or 742 Delaware, Buffalo, NY 14209.  

Give to us through your Donor Advised Fund 

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County accepts donations from Donor Advised funds through many organizations. Your financial adviser can help you distribute funds. 

If you currently have a donor-advised fund through Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon Charitable, you may use DAFDirect. Your financial adviser can also help you distribute funds.


Donate easily through your IRA Charitable Rollover

Making a gift to United Way can be as simple as directing a tax-free transfer from your IRA. If you’re 70 ½ or older making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is a great option to lower your income taxes while doing good for others right here in Buffalo & Erie County. QCD’s count toward your Required Minimum Distribution (up to $100,000), effectively lower your adjusted gross income and bring about many tax benefits. 

To make your tax-free gift in just a few minutes, use our free online tool. Simply fill out the information online, print the form at the end, and follow the instructions to mail to your IRA custodian. For your peace of mind, this tool doesn’t ask for sensitive information like account numbers or social security information.

We’ve provided a sample letter to send to your plan provider for rollover. 



Donating cryptocurrency is more tax efficient than donating cash, saving you money. You do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. That means you’re able to donate more to charity, as well as deduct more on your tax return. 

To easily and securely give, visit

Donations of appreciated crypto can be up to 20% more valuable than selling and donating the cash, allowing you to make a bigger impact and save on taxes. 

Consider Planned Giving

Create your legacy with a planned gift to the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. 


You can also donate securely by calling 716.887.2626.


To donate by mail, please print and complete a pledge form and mail it to: 

Pledge Services 

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County 

742 Delaware 

Buffalo, NY 14209