• United Way surrounds our community’s critical and ongoing problems to help people live their best possible lives. This year we’re conducting a Community Needs Survey across our 16-county service area in Missouri and Illinois to gain a deeper understanding of how we can make our region healthier, stronger and safer for all. We want to get input from as many people in the area as possible, so I’m hoping you’ll complete the survey by clicking here.

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  • To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of MO-ABLE the Missouri State Treasurer's Office is collecting stories from MO ABLE program participants and advocates about their experience with the program and the difference it has made in their lives. Click CONTINUE READING to begin.</a>

  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced a multitude of tax year 2018 annual inflation adjustments, including an increase to Section 2503, the federal gift tax exclusion. Section 529A(a)(2) of the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (PL 113-225) specifically ties the annual contribution limit for ABLE accounts to section 2503(b) of the federal tax code, therefore any inflation adjustment to this section automatically adjusts the annual ABLE contribution limit. "Tying these sections together was done by design, so that periodic increases to the federal gift tax exclusion will automatically result in a greater annual contribution limit to ABLE accounts" says Michael Morris of National Disability Institute. Beginning in 2018, each ABLE account will be able to accept up to $15,000 in aggregate annual contributions. For more information about ABLE accounts, please visit the ABLE National Resource Center at