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Heritage Club - First United Way Planned Giving Society In The Country

The Heritage Club, was established in 1982, as the first United Way planned giving society in the county. The Heritage Club honors forward-thinking individuals choosing to improve the lives of children, families, and seniors in our community by including United Way in their estate plans. Through wisely planned gifts, members change lives for generations to come, providing perpetual support for United Way of Santa Barbara County's unique and innovative programs.

Heritage Club members extend their United Way support for generations to come by committing to a $10,000+ planned gift. This commitment may be revocable or irrevocable. Gifts come in many forms: Bequests, Retirement Accounts, Life Insurance, Charitable Gift Annuities, Pooled Income Funds, Donor Advised Funds, Blended Gifts and more.

Members are invited to be listed on the United Way of Santa Barbara County Wall of Honor. They are also invited to be noted as Heritage Club members in the Annual Impact Report. Additionally, the annual Heritage Club Luncheon is hosted by United Way of Santa Barbara County as an opportunity for members to gather and celebrate each other and the work their gifts make possible.

With the support of the Planned Giving Committee, a premier group of volunteer estate and financial planning professionals, United Way offers a variety of planned giving techniques which are individually tailored to meet the philanthropic desires of our donors.

The Planned Giving Committee Includes:

Diane Doiron, CLU - Chair
Marilyn Anticouni, Esq.
Michael Bergquist, JD, CFP
Dennis Forster, CFP
Joseph Green, Esq., CCIM
Joe Lanza, CPA
Suzi Schomer

Thank you for considering a legacy gift to create brighter futures.
Gift Planning Services Officer, Shanna Wasson Taylor can help you explore options.

Judy Goodbody and
Dr. Ursula Henderson
2017 Award Recipients

Annual Heritage Club Luncheon

Heritage Club members gathered at the Santa Barbara Zoo on June 1, 2017 to celebrate and to be celebrated for leaving their legacies to this community. The honorees welcomed new Heritage Club members, reminisced, reconnected with old friends, and shared their passion for United Way. The group enjoyed a delightful lunch sponsored by Kayne Anderson Rudnick, stories of community impact by President & CEO, Steve Ortiz, as well as the presentation of the Legacy Supporter of the Year Awards to Judy Goodbody and Dr. Ursula Henderson by Planned Giving Committee Chair, Diane Doiron. Following the luncheon, guests were invited to tour the zoo as guests of United Way.

Dr. Ursula Henderson, MD - Legacy Supporter of the Year, 2017

Ursula's commitment to her community is an intrinsic part of her nature. For 40 years, Ursula has served Santa Barbara in many roles including psychiatrist, community leader, philanthropist, board member and volunteer. Ursula became a member of the Heritage Club in 1994, when she included United Way in her estate plans. In 1999 UWSBC presented her with the Abercrombie Award for Community Excellence.

Ursula has been a long time leadership donor, and has been involved with Red Feather Ball as a patron, a RFB Women's Committee member, and by inviting others to join her in supporting UWSBC by donating silent auction items.

Ursula's decision to include United Way in her estate plans reflects her commitment to her community and to UWSBC, and will impact our community for years to come.

Judy Goodbody, CFRE - Legacy Supporter of the Year, 2017

udy served UWSBC as the Gift Planning Services Officer from 2000-2017, assisting donors with their financial, estate planning, and philanthropic goals through planned giving arrangements. $6,000,000 was added to United Way's endowment during her tenure through the gifts of Heritage Club donors who included United Way in their estate plans.

Judy became a member of the Heritage Club herself in 2005, when she included United Way in her estate plans.

Judy's work continues to impact both United Way and the donors she has served. Judy leaves a legacy of a diversified and organized planned giving program and institutional financial stability that allows us to tackle some of Santa Barbara's most difficult challenges.

Kayne, Anderson, Rudnick - 2017 Heritage Club Luncheon Sponsor

Darnel Bentz, Senior Vice President, represented Kayne Anderson Rudnick at the Heritage Club Luncheon. Kayne Anderson Rudnick was the luncheon sponsor and also manages United Way's endowment funds. Kayne Anderson Rudnick is regularly listed as one of the top 10 Independent Financial Advisors nationwide.

Dr. Ursula Henderson, Karen Knight & Steve Ortiz

Robbie Faeh & Bill Cook

Joe & Marilee Green

Tom & Barbara Brashears

Paul Didier & Earl Damitz