Give One-Time or Recurring Gifts Online

Investing in United Way of the Virginia Peninsula is an investment in our community. When you give, you are helping us drive real, measurable change in this region; in the neighborhoods where we live, work and play.


Make an Honor or Memorial Gift

Honor a loved one or respected colleague through an honor or memorial gift. Such gifts not only show thoughtfulness and consideration for the individual and their family, but also help make our region a better place through United Way.

Making Stock Gifts to United Way of the Virginia Peninsula

You may give securities to United Way of the Virginia Peninsula by transferring the shares into one of United Way’s brokerage accounts. United Way then liquidates the shares and uses the proceeds to benefit the community as you direct. You may take a tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the security on the date of transfer and avoid any capital gain tax you may have incurred if you sold the security instead.

Be sure you or your broker provide your name and address to the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, the name and number of securities transferred, and the stock valuation on the date of transfer. Here’s UWVP’s account information you and your broker need to know.

Morgan Stanley
The Spencer Group
Attn: Ned Spencer

Make a Planned Gift

For many people, philanthropic giving is a lifelong commitment that provides both personal satisfaction and financial benefits. In addition to planting a seed that will continue to grow for generations to come, there are financial incentives that may apply to planned giving.

A planned gift can be given in many ways, including cash, charitable trusts, life insurance, retirement plans, bequests, appreciated property, charitable gift annuities and donor advised funds.

The legal name to use in gift-planning transactions is United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, Inc. Our Federal Tax ID number is 54-0535602

Let us know you made a planned gift for recognition in United Way’s Sheild Society.

Join the Conway H. Sheild Society

By using planned giving options with a gift of $1000,000 or more, you will join the Conway H. Sheild Society. 

Conway Sheild, III is a veteran and an attorney widely known on the Virginia Peninsula and the Commonwealth of Virginia as a servant leader.  Conway has demonstrated kindness through his immense service on volunteer boards and commissions and his extreme generosity to those in need.  Conway is a graduate of Washington & Lee School of Law and has practiced law on the Peninsula for five decades. 

Conway believes in advancing kindness and generosity to promote the education, financial stability and health of all citizens and has chosen to lead United Way of the Virginia Peninsula as a donor, board chair and campaign chair.  Support us in honoring Conway Sheild’s legacy of helping others by joining the Conway H. Sheild, III Society. 

Our Commitment to Our Donors

We will not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, both online and offline, on any Platform ("Platform", includes the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

Cy Pres Awards

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula accepts cy pres awards and is grateful for the support that these awards contribute to our communities. United Way of the Virginia Peninsula brings the nonprofit, government, and corporate sectors together to provide Pathways Out of Poverty by focusing on the education, health, and financial stability of our neighbors. The support from cy pres awards allows us to create collaborative solutions, and advocate on behalf of those experiencing poverty, to ensure that everyone in our community has a way to connect to the services available on the Virginia Peninsula.

If you are considering making a cy pres award to United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, please contact Charvalla West, COO at or (757)229-2222.