The Tomorrow Fund

Your legacy is Calgary’s bright future

What is the Tomorrow Fund?

The Tomorrow Fund is United Way’s legacy fund—a long-term community investment for philanthropists who want to build powerful legacies that reflect their values and vision for the future. A gift to the Tomorrow Fund really is the gift that keeps on giving.

Gifts to the Tomorrow Fund are invested long term, and the interest earned pays dividends in the form of community investments in local programs. As your gift grows over time, so does our ability to support the community in issue areas you care about through an ongoing and sustainable source of revenue.

By investing in The Tomorrow Fund, you’re building an enduring legacy that reflects your commitment to the people and future of Calgary.

Read more about The Tomorrow Fund’s performance in 2021

Click on the impact areas below to see the 2021 results.

See how other passionate philanthropists are creating

lasting change through their investments

Alec Clark

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His Passion: “United Way is a big contributor to the stability of our social sector, and it plays a big role in the everyday lives of those we cross paths with on the streets of our city. I’m passionate about their work, and a true believer that supporting United Way means supporting the future of our city.”

His Plan: “I never thought about leveraging a life insurance policy to maximize my giving. When I found out how easy it is to give a gift of life insurance, I was happy to transfer ownership of my policy to United Way. My broker and United Way did all the hard work, and now my community can benefit from a policy I no longer need.”

Start contributing to a bright future with a plan that meets your needs

The Tomorrow Fund provides a combination of endowed and non-endowed fund options to support you and your family’s unique passions. Endowed funds are invested in perpetuity, while non-endowed funds provide additional flexibility to spend the capital of your gift. This unique offering allows you to create big impact today, and meaningful solutions for the future. Discover the right plan for you.

Community Fund

Your gift will support United Way community investments through United Way partner agencies, programs, and collaborations. Each year, up to four per cent of the Community Fund will be directed to priority projects.

Forever Fund

Your gift will be invested and protected, and you may choose an area of interest, such as kids, poverty, or community, or an issue, such as seniors or mental health, you’d like the funds to support permanently as part of United Way’s community investments.

Memorial Fund

Make a memorial gift or create a named fund in honour of a loved one to continue their legacy in the community. It may be designated to support a specific United Way community investment area—such as kids, poverty, or community—or as part of United Way’s overall annual community investment.

Family Fund

Every year, you and your family can decide on the agencies, projects, and issues you’d like to support. Family Funds are designed to meet your family’s philanthropic values and goals as they shape and grow.

Current Family Funds held at United Way:

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Baker Family Fund
Burtt Family Fund
Jack Carter Memorial Fund
Robi & Teresa Contrada Family Fund
Crothers Family Fund
Culbert Family Fund
Felesky Family Fund
Green Family Fund
Gutrath Family Fund
Ed Johnson Learning Opportunities Fund

Kanovsky Family Foundation
LaBarre Family Fund
LAMP Family Fund
Larry & Gloria Macdonald Family Fund
Pam Andrew Marks Fund
E. Jean Moir Endowed Fund
Mann Family Fund
Sagium Kinsted Family Fund
The Van Wielingen Family Fund
Phil & Francine Welch Fund

Burtt Family Fund

There are so many ways to build community and help others. Every donor or volunteer in our network at United Way of Calgary and Area has a unique story to share about why they are a part of the United Way family.

Read their story

Your legacy is in good hands

The Tomorrow Fund is professionally managed by Mawer Investment Management and overseen by the following committee:

Community Members

Robi Contrada (Chair) – BMO Capital Markets
Rick Green – Sagium
Eric Le Dain – Community Member
Eda Libin – The Alvin and Mona Libin Foundation
John Masters – Community Member

Planned giving

Planned gifts offer you an opportunity to build a charitable legacy.

Learn more

Professional Advisors Toolkit

Help your clients align their values with their estate planning objectives.

Access the toolkit

Contact us

People and families who give through The Tomorrow Fund often grow their contributions over time or use a mix of assets and gifts to build a fund. Our Planned Giving Team works closely with you to build the fund that best reflects your values and goals.

For more information or to start planning your gift, please contact our Planned Giving Team:

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 403-231-6444

The Tomorrow Fund program is generously sponsored by Sagium.
Adam SlaterThe Tomorrow Fund