Our giving societies are made up of gifts of $1,000 or more to the annual campaign and endowment. Our leadership societies make it easy for you and your family to get involved and make a difference in the Piedmont.
Membership at every level offers opportunities to address our community’s most pressing problems, engage your philanthropic spirit, and help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
Other benefits of giving include increasing your knowledge of the innovative ways needs are being addressed in the Piedmont, building your reputation as a community leader, and being recognized as such through your employer and United Way.
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY
Gifts of $10,000 or more annually
The Alexis de Tocqueville Society is a giving society comprised of local philanthropic leaders who devote resources and time to creating positive change in our community. The society is named for the French aristocrat, Alexis Charles Henri Clerel de Tocqueville, who recognized, applauded, and immortalized the spirit of volunteerism that lives in America’s heart.
Tocqueville members continue this legacy by investing in our community’s future and inspiring others to do the same. As a Tocqueville member, you will have opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of issues and explore ways you can have a positive impact on our community.
GENERAL DANIEL MORGAN LEADERSHIP SOCIETY
Gifts of $1,000 or more annually
Established in 1986, the General Daniel Morgan Leadership Society (GDM) recognizes and celebrates individuals who demonstrate their caring spirit and commitment to United Way of the Piedmont. The confident in United Way demonstrated by a leadership level gift sets an example of involvement for others to emulate and encourages others to higher level of philanthropic investment in their community.
Members are recognized at several levels:
- Colonel Pickens’ Militia: $7,500 – $9,999
- Colonel Washington’s Cavalry: $5,000 – $7,499
- Colonel Howard’s Brigade: $2,500 – $4,999
- The Patriots: $1,500 – $2,499
- The Continentals: $1,000 – $1,499
The generosity of 976 individuals equaled an extraordinary $1,989,554, comprising 40% of the total dollars raised for the 2015-2016 campaign.
YOUNG LEADERS SOCIETY
Gifts of $100 or more annually to the Community Impact Fund
The Young Leaders Society (YLC) is open to young professionals age 45 or younger who strive to use their time, talent, and resources to create lasting change in our community. Membership includes invitations to volunteer opportunities, social events, Lunch with Leaders, and education sessions on community issues.
Gifts of $1,000 or more annually to the Community Impact Fund
Women United recognizes, thanks, and further engages women who invest in the community. Women United members have the opportunity to shape our community’s future through giving, advocacy, and volunteerism.
Members are invited to serve on our Community Investment Councils, which make program funding decisions, to learn more about our community issues and progress through special informational sessions, to get involved during special “Friends and Family” volunteer events, and to become a more effective board member by attending our free boardsmanship training.
Women United members also have the chance to network and build relationships with other like-minded women during these activities, as well as social events and our annual recognition event.
Established in 2012, Women United has grown to over 500 members and continues to connect, engage and inspire women to transform our community.