How to Give

Make your pledge to United Way

Whether you choose to pledge one dollar a week or 1,000 dollars a month, your gift to United Way makes a big difference.

The Indiana University community is responsible for 60% of the donations our local United Way receives each year.

It’s thanks to people like you that United Way of Monroe County has enough funds to keep its 25 member agencies thriving. That one in three Monroe County community members get help when they need it. And that kids of every age have access to the services and programs that help them thrive.

$7 million+Total donations made by Indiana University community since 2008

$13 million+Total raised by United Way since 2008

How to give to United Way

Using the online donation portal

Our giving portal allows you to make your pledge online and complete the payroll deduction form. It’s the fastest, easiest way to make your gift!

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Using your printed pledge card

The unit leader in your department should have given you an individualized pledge card. Fill out your pledge card and return it to your unit leader or Brooke Chandler in Poplars 715 as soon as possible. You can use your pledge card after December 11 for check or cash gifts.

Download a new pledge card

Using your debit or credit card

Visit the United Way of Monroe County online giving page to give via credit or debit card. You can make a onetime gift or set up reoccurring payments at the interval you prefer. Make sure to include Indiana University as your workplace affiliations so it will count toward reaching IU’s campaign goal.

Donate on the United Way site
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Choose the direction your gift takes

When you pledge to give to the campus United Way campaign, you can choose how you want your funds to be distributed.

Give to the Community Action Fund

When you choose this option, your money goes into a larger pool of funds that we invest in high-quality, results-oriented programs managed by United Way’s member agencies. While you won’t know which organizations are benefitting from your gift, you can rest assured that it is being put to work where it can do the most good.

Specify which agency should receive your gift

We also offer a Donor Choice program, which allows you to direct all or part of your gift to a specific agency—even if it isn’t a United Way member agency. The only stipulation is that your gift must be at least $25 to offset processing costs.

Choose a priority area to fund

You can give to any or all of our three Priority Funds—Education, Earnings, and Essentials. These funds will be distributed by the Community Investment Committee to the member agencies meeting goals in that area.

Get answers to your questions

Contact Zach Thomas, the United Way of Monroe County resource development assistant director, at or call 812-855-4343.