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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 charge to advance economic mobility and racial equity in our community.

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 (ADT) recognizes a select group of change-makers with an unsurpassed dedication to achieving lasting results in our community. Tocqueville Society is comprised of civic and business leaders whose vision for the Charlotte region is matched only by their generosity.

Benefits

  • Learn and engage in United Way’s work across the community.
  • Receive quarterly IMPACT newsletter and invitations to events including interactive CEO updates, educational opportunities and family-centered volunteer activities.
  • Host or attend a Talk United dinner, a single-thread conversation with United Way leadership focused on our community’s most urgent needs.

Lead the Conversation!


The goal of Talk United is to grow Tocqueville Society membership to support United Way priorities. Hosted by Tocqueville Society members and moderated by United Way’s senior leaders, Talk United gatherings provide an opportunity for meaningful dialogue and connections around specific topics — education, health, financial stability and basic needs and whenever possible, facilitated through a racial and social equity lens.


Learn more from our past Talk United Hosts and Attendees.

Member Spotlight

Tocqueville Society Spotlight | Moira and Dwight Jacobs

  United Way of Central Carolinas’ Tocqueville Society recognizes a select group of change-makers with an unsurpassed dedication to making a positive impact in the…

Tocqueville Society Spotlight | Natalie and Will Alston

  United Way of Central Carolinas’ Tocqueville Society recognizes a select group of change-makers with an unsurpassed dedication to making a positive impact in the…

Tocqueville Society Spotlight | Michele and Walter Fisher

  United Way of Central Carolinas’ Tocqueville Society recognizes a select group of change-makers with an unsurpassed dedication to making a positive impact in the…

Tocqueville Society Spotlight | John and Susie Papadopulos

  United Way of Central Carolinas’ Alexis de Tocqueville Society recognizes a select group of change-makers with an unsurpassed dedication to making a positive impact…

Tocqueville Society Spotlight | Raj and Carter Arey Natarajan

  United Way of Central Carolinas’ Alexis de Tocqueville Society recognizes a select group of change-makers with an unsurpassed dedication to making a positive impact…

Make a Multi-Year Commitment

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

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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.

Benefits

  • 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.

STEP UP PROGRAM

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

LEADERS IN GIVING REGISTRY

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

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