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Leadership Giving

When you join the ranks of United Way Leadership donors, you benefit by knowing that your dollars are going to work to improve the lives of others.  You are also among the elite core of donors who receive regular invitations to special events with notable business and public sector leaders.

People who give become a part of the fabric of change.  They experience enthusiasm in their relationship with their community and each other.  Giving connects us with the very basic experience of what it means to be human-people helping people.

Join the United Way of Northern Shenadoah Valley Leadership Givers by giving a gift of $500.00 or more. 

Leadership Giving Levels:
HARRISON/WHITE SOCIETY - $2,500 - $4,999
RED FEATHER SOCIETY - $1,000 - $2,499
LEADERSHIP CLUB - $500 - $999
THE SOCIETY OF EMERGING LEADERS - $250+ (MUST BE 40 OR UNDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS GROUP)                                                                                                                
NEW Society of Emerging Leaders ($250+ age 40 and under only)

The NEW emerging leaders group will recognize young leaders who value philanthropy and passionately support the work of United Way to advance the common good in our community.  

Who is Eligible to Join? 

Any individual or couple who contribute(s) to the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley at the leadership level of $250 and above and is age 40 or younger is eligible to join Emerging Leaders. 




The National United Way Tocqueville Society, initiated in March, 1984, was designed to deepen the understanding, commitment and support of individuals to United Ways.  It was founded in honor of the French historian Alexis de Tocqueville who, in the early nineteenth century, wrote about the American spirit of volunteerism.

"When an American asks for the cooperation of their fellow citizens, it is seldom refused; and I have often seen it afforded spontaneously, and with great good will."...Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

Membership in the Tocqueville Society is an opportunity to affirm your leadership and commitment to your community.  It unites a growing group of civic-minded individuals creating a powerful legacy to help shape the future of the Northern Shenandoah Valley.  A contribution of $10,000 or more annually to the United Way grants you membership in this select group of leaders. While the Tocqueville Society was traditionally another fundraising arm, our local members do much more than just write a check. They are leading efforts to seek innovative solutions, engaging in strategic discussions, and convening diverse partners. They’re advocating on behalf of United Way and the communities we serve. And most importantly, each is contributing their own individual leadership and expertise to our work.

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