The United Way of Boone County Illinois values and takes great efforts to respect and protect the privacy of our donors.  We do not sell, rent, or share our donors’ information unless requested by the donor. Our donors’ information is not shared with any third-party entity.  If a donation is processed through a third-party provider, the donors’ information is used only for purposes necessary to process the donation.  Donors’ personal information may consist of name, address, telephone number, email address and charitable gift donation.  When information is received from donors or a third-party entity, it is used for acknowledgement of pledges, donations and informative purposes.  It is not shared for any reason unless permission is granted by the donor to share such information.  United Way of Boone County Illinois reserves the right to release personally identifiable data about you, if necessary, in order to comply with valid legal processes such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order and to share this information with internet service providers and other third parties as necessary to investigate any incident of misuse or abuse of its site, server, or information systems.

We are committed to data security of the information we collect. This means preventing unauthorized access, maintaining data accuracy and ensuring the correct use of information. Security measures consist of monitoring the firewall which prevents unauthorized parties from accessing our internal database and ensuring that only authorized staff members have access to it. In addition, our website is secured in protecting the donors’ information.  

Other Web sites that you may link to from our site, including our partners’ Web sites, maintain their own privacy policies. United Way of Boone County Illinois is not responsible for the privacy practices of other Web sites or affiliate agencies. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of Web sites or affiliate agencies before providing them with any of your personally identifiable information.

Changes to Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes prominently so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone.


You are given the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your personally identifiable data used for communication purposes by emailing us at unitedwayboonecounty.org

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have by emailing us at unitedwayboonecounty@gmail.com or by phone at (815) 544-3144.


United Way of Boone County Illinois (United Way) conducts an annual community-wide campaign for the purpose of raising funds, recruiting volunteers, and increasing public involvement in order to address high priority health and human care issues in Boone County.  Funds raised through the annual campaign form the Community Impact Fund. 


Many donors prefer United Way’s convenient, one-step way to help others by opting to have their contribution support the Community Impact Fund. Donors selecting this option are choosing the community volunteer process to conduct the research to determine how funds can be best invested strategically in high priority and high performing health and human service programs in the areas of education, income, health and safety-net services. The goal of the Community Impact Fund is to invest in measurable, innovative and impactful programs and initiatives to help local people, including children, families and older adults. The volunteer driven investment process is the foundation of the role United Way plays in the community.

United Way recognizes that some donors prefer to direct their contribution; therefore, the following options are available beyond the Community Impact Fund.  A minimum gift of $25.00 is required to designate a gift.


A gift of $25.00 or more can be designated to a United Way of Boone County Illinois “partner agency or agencies” as noted on our website (uwboonecounty.org).  Any designations to United Way’s Partner Agencies are treated as first-in dollars.  Total donor designations that exceed the allocated amount to a Partner Agency will be given in addition to that Partner Agency’s allocation, and will be paid to them as such designations are received by United Way.


A gift of $25.00 or more can be designated to other United Ways throughout the country or can be shared between United Way of Boone County Illinois and another United Way. United Way of Boone County Illinois will pay designations based on actual receipts.

United Way of Boone County Illinois will operate in good faith in honoring the designations of contributors.  In the event that United Way cannot clearly determine the donor’s intent (i.e., illegible written information, incomplete information, etc.) or the noted designation does not meet available options (outlined above) United Way will attempt to make direct contact (written or telephone) with the contributor to obtain clear direction whenever possible. If such efforts should fail to produce clear direction from the contributor, United Way will distribute the gift as if it were designated to the Community Care Fund. 

Donor contact information and pledge amount is shared with partner agencies and/or other United Ways if the donor requests an acknowledgement.  It is the responsibility of the partner agencies and/or other United Ways to acknowledge designated gifts unless a donor has requested not to receive an acknowledgment letter (opt out check box on the pledge card).