Centennial Fund


Imagine a community where...

Every child receives a high-quality education from cradle to career, every adult has the opportunity to thrive financially and in the workplace and every older person can retire and age with dignity and independence.

You can make this a reality and shape the future of Tucson and Southern Arizona.

As United Way approaches its 100th anniversary in 2022 the Centennial Endowment Fund has been established, with the goal of reaching a $25 million endowment by our centennial celebration to sustain United Way’s community impact fund through the next 100 years.

A $25 million endowment, paying a return of 5% annually, will ensure that vital programs serving our community are sustained, operational needs are met and our community is poised to grow and thrive with its changing needs.


 “Claude and I believe in the future of this community. By investing in United Way’s Centennial Fund we know we’re playing a part in laying the foundation for supportive programs that will reap dividends long into the future. Our community is our legacy, and we are proud to do our part to make Southern Arizona strong and healthy for generations to come.” - Catherine and Claude Merrill, Centennial Fund Donors


Make a legacy gift and be a part of building a
thriving community for generations to come.

Additional Ways to make a Legacy Gift:
Make a bequest in your will
Donate a life insurance policy
Donate real estate or personal property
Contribute appreciated securities

Download Printable Donation Form

Senior Director of Leadership Giving, Jeff Petrovic, is available to support you and your philanthropic needs. Whether you have a question, are seeking advice or want to learn more, Jeff is available to be your partner in impact investing and help you leave the legacy you have dreamed of. You can reach Jeff directly at [email protected] or 520.903.9000.