Leadership Society

Leadership Society

Leadership Society members give at least $1,200 annually and are critical to United Way’s ability to meet our community’s ongoing needs.

Recognition Levels & Benefits

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 Leader

Giving Level: $1,200-$1,799
Benefits:

  • Recognition in United Way’s annual Leadership Registry (optional).
  • Invitations to special events like United Way’s Campaign Kickoff, Closing Celebration and Annual Meeting.
  • Special additional recognition and networking opportunites through United Way's Donor Networks.
 Partner

Giving Level: $1,800-2,499
Benefits:

  • All Leader benefits, plus:
  • Special partnership report on the impact of the dollars received by United Way
 Advocate

Giving Level: $2,500-4,999
Benefits:

  • All Partner benefits, plus:
  • Advocates insider tour of an agency program partner with their Executive Director and United Way’s VP of Community Impact and/or CEO
 Chairperson

Giving Level: $5,000-9,999
Benefits:

  • All Advocate benefits, plus:
  • Invitation to the annual Chairman’s reception
 Builder

Giving Level: $10,000+
Benefits:

  • All Advocate benefits, plus:
  • Invitation to the annual Chairman’s reception
 Tocqueville

Giving Level: $10,000 - $99,000, with a minimum of $6,000 invested in United Way’s Community Fund or health, education, financial stability strategies
Benefits:

 Jane Bradley Pettit Society

Giving Level: $100,000+, with a minimum of $6,000 invested in United Way’s Community Fund or health, education, financial stability strategies
Benefits:

Impact

​Last year, over 4,200 people chose to lead by example with a leadership contribution. Contributions of $1,200 to $9,999 accounted for 13% of the $56 million raised in the 2019 campaign.​

Leadership Society

Donors who contribute $1,200 or more annually, either individually or combined with a partner, are automatically included in the Leadership Society. Additionally, these donors are eligible to join the following donor networks:

  • Diversity Leadership Society – Community leaders working together to identify strategies to close gaps for our community’s diverse populations, particularly around the issue of barriers to employment.

  • Emerging Leaders – Leaders in their 20s, 30s, and 40s changing the lives of local youth by giving, advocating, and volunteering around United Way’s education initiatives.

  • Legacy Society – Donors who have included United Way in their estate plans are recognized as members of the Legacy Society. Through bequests, life insurance, charitable trusts, or retirement benefits, donors of all walks of life at all income levels can make an investment in United Way's future.

  • Technology United – Technology professionals making a difference in our community through events, volunteerism, and advocacy focused around local students interested in technology.

  • Women United – Join the largest Women United network in the world to move the needle on issues impacting women and girls. Members contribute an annual individual gift of $1,200 or more or a combined gift with a partner of $2,400 or more.

Get Involved

For more information about Leadership Giving Programs, please contact John Renaud via email or at 414.263.8187.

Ralph Evinrude Foundation Leadership Challenge

Your new or increased leadership gift is matched by the Ralph Evinrude Foundation Leadership Challenge.

© 2020 United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is a 501(C)(3) Nonprofit registered in the US under EIN: 39-0806190.
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