Want to be like Gates or Buffet?

Have you ever said to yourself, “I wish I could be like Bill Gates or Warren Buffet”? These are two titans of America’s wealthiest business leaders. Leaders, who have changed the face of computing and investing for generations to come, but leaders in another way as well. Mr. Gates and Mr. Buffet plan on leaving a legacy of leadership long after they have shed the physical binds of this world be creating The Giving Pledge. The Giving Pledge is an effort to help address society’s most pressing problems by inviting the wealthiest American families and individuals to commit to giving more than half of their wealth to philanthropy or charitable causes either during their lifetime or after their death.

You do not have to be a millionaire to be a leader and participate in addressing the most pressing issues in our community. You can do your part by including United Way California Capital Region in your will or estate planning. Setting aside a portion of your estate will ensure United Way will be here to provide for generations of needy and less fortunate around our region. Take this opportunity to meet the challenge and make a pledge to continue the tradition of philanthropic leadership by letting us know you have included United Way in your estate planning. How will you give?