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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. This Society honors United Way’s most generous community-minded investors who donate a minimum of $10,000 or more annually, with two additional tiers for the highest level of philanthropic leadership.

Benefits

  • Recognition in the United Way annual report, on our Leaders in Giving honor roll in United Way’s lobby, and on the United Way Leaders in Giving Registry on our website
  • Access to targeted volunteer activities that fit your interests
  • Networking opportunities and receptions with business and civic leaders who share your philanthropic spirit
  • Exclusive events, hosted by corporate and community leaders, just for Society members
  • A dedicated Relationship Manager to help you manage and reach your philanthropic goals

Directors Circle

$15,000 to $24,999


Members of this inner circle of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society receive all the benefits of Society membership, plus the opportunity to meet one-on-one with United Way Executive Director Sean Garrett to discuss your philanthropic goals.

Major Gifts Society

$25,000 and up


For those most committed to Lead the Change in our community, these select donors are recognized by name on a plaque in the United Way lobby and receive all benefits extended to Directors Circle donors.

Leadership Circle

Donors in our Leadership Circle exhibit extraordinary foresight and dedication to improve the quality of life for all our neighbors by contributing at least $1,000 annually to United Way and our 80+ partner agencies.

Benefits

  • Local recognition in the United Way Leadership Circle Registry on our website
  • Access to targeted volunteer activities that fit your interests
  • Networking opportunities and receptions with business and civic leaders who share your philanthropic spirit

Community Champion

$5,000 to $9,999

Community Partner

$2,500 to $4,999

Community Leader

$1,000 to $2,499

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 annual report, on our Leaders in Giving honor roll in United Way’s lobby, and on 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!

2016-2017 Alexis de Tocqueville Society
2016-2017 Leaders in Giving Registry

The Impact of Your Leadership

$1,000

Provide a safe and affordable home for one family.

$2,500

Provide a child with access to high-quality childcare.

$5,000

Provide food, clothing and shelter to four families during a crisis.

$10,000

Help three families build a place to call home and provide the training to maintain their financial stability.

$15,000

Provide two low-income families with educational resources to support early literacy and development.

$25,000

Provide 99 infants with prenatal healthcare and parenting resources for families living in poverty.

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