Helping people show their local love and build on their legacy

The Forever Fund partners with the United Way Central New Brunswick to help ensure they—including over 30 local charities—have the essential and ongoing funds they need to carry out life-changing work close to home now and in the future.

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Never too young to make a difference

Whether you are a recent graduate, a parent of young children or old, an adventure-seeker, a retiree (or all of the above!), we are all creating and living a legacy whether we know it or not. You may call it a bucket list, resolutions, your raison d’être or simply put: how you want to be remembered.

Regardless of where you are on your legacy journey, if you are old enough to plan for your future and have a soft spot for your community, you can begin planning with a purpose... that has benefits!

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Planned giving made easy 

The Forever Fund is an endowment fund that helps to streamline your planned giving needs by providing a central access point to multiple charities.

We partner with and provide ongoing annual investments to the United Way Central NB who know and understand the immediate and long-term needs of our community and the 30+ local charities they support. 

As a result, our annual investments have cascading positive impacts that deliver life-changing projects and services that help children, youth and families reach their full potential.

Managed by reputable financial institutions, the Forever Fund has clear investment goals and follows a rigorous process to ensure the United Way Central NB has the essential and ongoing funding it needs to carry out the important work they do now and into the future.

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Established in 1998,

the Forever Fund began with one person’s desire to make a difference in his community. This initial gift has inspired many others to show their local love and build on their legacy.


1980s

Franklin F. Creighton made a bequest of $444,550. Funds were administered by the Fredericton Foundation (now the Fredericton Community Foundation Inc.)

The United Way of Central NB established an Endowment Fund with the income from the Creighton bequest at its heart. All future bequests to the United Way, that were not otherwise directed, would be included as principal in the fund.

1989

1998

The Endowment Fund of the United Way of Central NB was incorporated and received its own charitable registration number.

A five-year strategic plan and a marketing plan were developed along with promotional materials. Permission to use the “Forever Fund” name and logo was received from the Endowment fund of the United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo.

1999

2022

The Forever Fund reaches $3 million goal!

1980s

Franklin F. Creighton made a bequest of $444,550. Funds were administered by the Fredericton Foundation (now the Fredericton Community Foundation Inc.)

1989

The United Way of Central NB established an Endowment Fund with the income from the Creighton bequest at its heart. All future bequests to the United Way, that were not otherwise directed, would be included as principal in the fund.

1998

The Endowment Fund of the United Way of Central NB was incorporated and received its own charitable registration number.

1999

A five-year strategic plan and a marketing plan were developed along with promotional materials. Permission to use the “Forever Fund” name and logo was received from the Endowment fund of the United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo.

2022

The Forever Fund reaches $3 million goal!

Thanks to the support of the Forever Fund, United Way is able to improve local lives and build a better community for all. 

In 2021, the Forever Fund helped support over 50 United Way funded programs that served 25,343 vulnerable youth, seniors, and adults right here in central NB.  The financial support driven by the Forever Fund is integral to the community impact work we do – it allows us to focus resources on community programs that address immediate needs and mobilize on-the-ground efforts to tackle persistent social issues at their root.”  

Faith McFarland, Executive Director, United Way Central NB

Thanks to the support of the Forever Fund, United Way is able to improve local lives and build a better community for all. 

In 2021, the Forever Fund helped support over 50 United Way funded programs that served 25,343 vulnerable youth, seniors, and adults right here in central NB.  The financial support driven by the Forever Fund is integral to the community impact work we do – it allows us to focus resources on community programs that address immediate needs and mobilize on-the-ground efforts to tackle persistent social issues at their root.”  

Faith McFarland, Executive Director, United Way Central NB

#UNIGNORABLE ISSUES

Our communities are faced with many #UNIGNORABLE issues that affect the health, wellbeing, and contributions of our neighbours. When we look at these challenging issues alone, we can get overwhelmed and want to look away. But when we work together, we can create change and find solutions.

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We believe our community can be a better place for everyone to live

Every day, people in our communities’ struggle to build better lives for themselves and their families. These challenges are fueled by serious social and economic barriers, including poverty, mental illness, and isolation.

By choosing to create a gift and contribute to the Forever Fund, you are investing in your community and ensuring people have access to support when and where they need it most.

Ready to show your local love and build on your legacy? We can help.

If you love the community you call home as much as we do, and want to make it a better place for everyone to live, the Forever Fund can help you:

1 Explore planned giving options

2 Give for tomorrow

3 Impact your community

It all starts with a call or an email. Contact Anne Foster at:
506-459-7773, ext. 201 | anne@unitedwaycentral.com