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Leadership Giving

Leaders don’t wait — they create the change they want to see.

By investing in our community as a leadership donor, you’re leading the fight for the education, health and financial stability of every person in our region.

Alexis de Tocqueville Society

Named for 19th century French intellectual Alexis de Tocqueville, whose Democracy in America lauded our spirit of philanthropy. United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society recognizes a select group of change-makers with an unsurpassed dedication to achieving lasting results in our community. ADT Society is comprised of civic and business leaders whose vision for the Charlotte community is matched only by their generosity.

2020-2021 Benefits

  • A dedicated relationship manager from United Way’s Resource Development team to answer questions and support your giving experience.
  • Invitations to private events including interactive CEO updates, educational opportunities and familycentered activities.
  • Quarterly IMPACT newsletter, exclusively for ADT members.
  • Recognition in United Way communications including giving rosters, IMPACT newsletter and at events.
  • Opportunity to become an ADT Ambassador.

Deepen Your Engagement by Becoming an ADT Ambassador

ADT Ambassadors serve as connectors and volunteer fundraisers through recruiting and engaging new members of ADT Society. ADT Ambassadors are valuable assets to the growth and sustainability of United Way’s philanthropic impact. This is a powerful way to learn more about the community we serve and deepen your involvement.

Legacy Society

Change your community forever by joining our Legacy Society. Help ensure that our youngest children are nurtured, our families are strengthened, and our neighbors in crisis receive the help they need not only today, but for generations to come.


  • Recognition in the United Way Leaders in Giving Registry
  • Access to targeted volunteer activities that fit your interests
  • Social opportunities and receptions with business and civic leaders who share your philanthropic spirit

United Way Life

An easy and cost effective way to endow your United Way.

Planned Giving

Members can contribute through a bequest in your will, a gift of life insurance, trust or charitable gift annuity,gift from your retirement plan or a gift of cash, securities, real estate, or other personal assets.

Tocqueville Legacy Circle

Donors who establish a planned gift of at least $250,000 will be forever recognized as a Tocqueville member.


Increase your impact over time! For many donors, philanthropy is aspirational — if you’re not ready to take on a bigger role today, United Way can still help position you to achieve a greater impact tomorrow. United Way’s Step Up Program is designed to help you reach that next level over time by looking at your goal and helping you map out how to “step up” that giving level in increments over three years.  

Leadership Circle Step Up Progression

Year 1

Recognition Level $1,000 You Pledge $500

Year 2

Recognition Level $1,000 You Pledge $750

Year 3

Recognition Level and Pledge $1,000

Alexis De Tocqueville Society Step Up Progression

Year 1

Recognition Level $10,000 You Pledge $5,000

Year 2

Recognition Level $10,000 You Pledge $7,500

Year 3

Recognition Level and Pledge $10,000

Make a Multi-Year Commitment

Please complete the following online form to make a multi-year commitment to United Way.

Complete Form

Leaders in Giving Registry

Take a look at the generous donors who lead the change in our community!

2018-2019 Alexis de Tocqueville Society

Contact Our Team

Clint Hill | Chief Development Officer


Loren Hatcher | Director of Major Gifts


Todd Leahy | Major Gifts Officer


Allison Rhodes | Major Gifts Officer


Download ADT Overview

Share our leadership giving opportunities with your coworkers, friends and family members.

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