Planned Giving

Including URS in your long-term financial and estate planning ensures that our comprehensive array of services will be available for future generations.  A financial commitment can take many forms, including:

  • Bequest
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Beneficiary Designation of Retirement Plan Assets
  • Gift of Life Insurance

Leaving a legacy with your planned gift  will sustain critical services for generations to come.   If you wish to make a gift in your will, consult with your attorney or professional financial advisor.  Estate planning and tax concerns can be quite complex, so take the time to discuss your particular needs with a qualified professional.

You can choose to designate your contribution to any of the following funds:

Charles D. Berry Endowment Fund

The Charles D. Berry Endowment Fund was established in 2016 to sustain the future of URS as part of the Unlocking PossAbilities Expansion Project.  Mr. Berry appreciated the importance of sustainability in the face of funding cuts at the local, state and federal levels.  It is with this in mind that he created this fund to encourage others to contribute to changing the future of disabilities in our community.  Mr. Berry has supported URS for more than 40 years as a Board Member, Campaign Chair of the first URS capital campaign in 1998 and annual giving.  His financial support has been essential to the growth of URS and its ability to expand services to meet the growing needs of our community.  Thousands of children and adults with disabilities and their families have been touched by his generosity, and we commend him for his commitment to changing lives in our community.

J. Edward Wasserman Permanent Endowment Fund

The J. Edward Wasserman Permanent Endowment Fund was established in memory of Mr. Wasserman, the first Board president of United Cerebral Palsy. The purpose of the fund is restricted for long-term goal and programming needs, as well as unanticipated demands upon the agency for the direct benefit of children and adults with disabilities.

James & Marge Bristow Legacy Fund

The James & Marge Bristow Legacy Fund was established in 2011 for the purpose of supporting Independence Programs for the Adult Services Department at URS, including client participation in the Solidarity Conference in Columbus and annual field trips.

Contact Dennis Grant, Executive Director, at 937-853-5414 for more information on planned giving opportunities.