So that you can Make a Difference in the community in a way that's meaningful to you, this year we encourage each employee to select a local nonprofit to receive their donation. If your donation is at least $100, you can either donate directly to United Way of Broward County or designate a local nonprofit of your choice and United Way will send them the funds on your behalf. The company match will still go to United Way of Broward County.
You will select your charity when you register for your bidder link. You may choose from a list of UWBC's current partners or add your own. To add a new charity you'll need to provide their name and local address. For a charity to be eligible for donations, they must meet the following criteria:
If the charity you designate does not meet that criteria, United Way of Broward County will keep your donation for their own community initiatives. If you're unsure if an organization qualifies, please contact the organization directly to ask if they meet these criteria.
Please contact Rebecca Sims (ext. 4165) if you have questions about charity selection.
You may choose to pay for your Making a Difference Week purchases via payroll deduction, check, or credit card.
Deductions will begin on your Dec. 15 paycheck.
If you participated in the 2016 campaign and chose the maximum number of payroll deductions, those deductions will end on Oct. 31.
If the total of your purchases is less than $50, the total amount will be deducted in one (1) payroll deduction on your Dec. 15 paycheck.
If your purchases are greater than $50, you may choose to have the monies deducted in equal amounts spread across either 12 or 20 paychecks, beginning on your Dec. 15 paycheck. You will select this option when you register to get your bidder link.
Example of deductions:
For more information, please contact Jessica Walcott (ext. 2739).
Q. If I selected a specific Florida nonprofit instead of United Way of Broward County (UWBC), how will they get paid?
A. If you pay immediately (check or credit card), after processing from CHG Healthcare, UWBC will pay those gifts in a lump sum to the designated charity in January 2018.
If you use payroll deduction, UWBC will pay these to the designated charity quarterly as they receive the payments from your payroll deduct from CHG. The number of pay periods you selected will determine how long it will take to fulfill your pledge to your designated charity.
i.e. payments received in January, February and March are paid in April 2018; payments received in April, May, June are paid in July 2018; July, August and September will be paid in October 2018, and payments received in October, November and December will be paid in January 2019.
Q. Does 100 percent of my money go to the nonprofit, or are their administrative fees taken out first?
A.United Way of Broward County will keep 10% of your designated donation as an administrative fee.
Q. Is the ability to designate a charity new?
A. No. This process is not new to United Way. United Way allows people to designate their specific charities for donations. However, this is CHG’s first time to promote this company-wide.
Q. If I choose to donate entirely to UWBC, what am I supporting?
A. Giving to United Way of Broward County’s Community Impact Fund is the most powerful way to give and your dollars are invested as follows:
The Community Impact fund invests your dollars where they are needed most.
Thank you for your charitable contribution through Making a Difference Week 2017!
The charities we support are not-for-profit tax-exempt organizations under Internal Revenue code section 501(c)(3). As such, your donation may be eligible for an IRS tax deduction.
IRS regulations state that the deductible amount of a charitable contribution is limited to the excess of any money contributed over and above the fair market value of goods or services received. The tax-deductible portion of your contribution is calculated as follows:
You may also deduct the full fair market value of any goods or services that you donate to a division/team basket.
Please consult your tax adviser regarding your contribution and its deductibility.
Thank you for Making a Difference in our community!
Questions? Contact the Corporate Events team.
Jessica Walcott ext. 2739
Julie Sibthorp ext. 3562
Rebecca Sims ext. 4165