Our giving societies are made up of  investments 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.


Investment of $500 or more annually to the Community Impact Fund or work of the United Way of the Piedmont

We are excited to announce the creation of our newest donor network, the African American Leadership Society or AALS.  Although the desire to create this donor network has been around for several years, the network became a reality in 2019.  Led by a volunteer advisory board, this donor network will be composed of individuals who invest annually to United Way of the Piedmont’s Community Impact Fund and want to collaborate with their peers.  The advisory board is in the process of developing ways to engage the AALS membership, including volunteer opportunities, social events, education sessions, and attending other UWP sponsored events.  As this network continues to grow, AALS members will identify a specific challenge connected to UWP’s community impact work where they can play a significant role.

Visit our African American Leadership Page for more info and upcoming events.



Investments 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.

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Investments 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 confidence in United Way demonstrated by a leadership level investment 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

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Investments of $100 or more annually to the Community Impact Fund or work of the United Way of the Piedmont

Young Leaders is open to young professionals age 35 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.

Visit our Young Leaders Page for more info and upcoming events.


Investment of $1,000 or more annually to the Community Impact Fund or work of the United Way of the Piedmont

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.

Visit our Women United Page for more info and upcoming events.