Leadership Circle

What is the Leadership Circle?

You’re invited to join a network of local leaders united in addressing our community’s greatest challenges. Together, we can create opportunities for our friends and neighbors who need us most. Join United Way’s Leadership Circle to make an impact in the areas of our community that mean the most to YOU. These valued members meet an annual leadership giving standard of $500 or more. (Couples or individuals. Spouses can be combined and recognized together.) A donation of $10/week is all it takes to reach $500 annually.

Why be part of the Leadership Circle:

Demonstrate your leadership and commitment to your community.

Make a significant and lasting impact on individuals and families.

The impact of your gift is multiplied when combined with others.

Leadership Circle Benefits:

Recognition in United Way’s annual report.

Exclusive invitation to our annual banquet/gala.

Inclusion in the Leadership Circle website registry.

Annual luncheon that is dedicated to you.

Become a member of the Leadership Circle

Friends: $500 to $999

Emerging Leader: $1,000 to $ 1,499

Benefactor: $1,500 to $2,499

Patron: $2,500 to $4,999

Founder: $5,000 to $7,499

Leader: $7,500 to $9,999

Tocqueville Society: $10,000 and over annual gift, reaching $200,000 (National United Way Recognition and special gift)

The United Way Tocqueville Society, founded in 1984, is an opportunity for passionate individuals to become more deeply involved in the United Way’s mission. The Tocqueville Society annually recognizes local philanthropic leaders and volunteer champions who have devoted time, talent, and funds to create long-lasting changes by tackling our communities’ most serious issues.

To give you some background, the Tocqueville Society was named after Alexis Charles-Henri de Tocqueville who at the age of 26, traveled extensively, recording his observations of life. He only spent 9 months in North America, but during that time he derived many profound insights about American society. His observations, readings, and discussions with eminent Americans formed the basis of his detailed study titled, Democracy in America, where he wrote: “I must say that I have seen Americans make a great deal of real sacrifices to the public welfare, and have noticed a hundred instances in which they hardly ever failed to lend a faithful support to one another."

Legacy Donors: Lifetime contributions of more than $20,000

Legacy Donors demonstrate extraordinary leadership and investment in our community. Their generosity provides many people with help, hope, and a better life. 

Step Up Program to get to the Leadership Circle, at least $500 annually. (Yr 1-$150, YR2-$350, Yr 3-$500)