Leadership Giving

Being a leadership giver and member of a society offers insider briefings and information, distinctive recognition, and special events.


Alexis de Tocqueville Society Levels

Annual giving of $10,000 or more

UW Society Tocqueville

The Alexis de Tocqueville Society aims to:

  • Change lives by focusing philanthropic leadership on United Way’s core focus areas: Education, Financial Stability, Health and Essential Needs.
  • Emphasize the vital role of personal philanthropy in creating long-lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of societal problems.
  • Honor the generosity of outstanding donors with special recognition and peer experiences.
  • Foster philanthropy and community service.
  • Strengthen local leadership development and major investing efforts.
  • Promote the Alexis de Tocqueville Society and the United Way brand to stimulate the exchange of philanthropic ideas.


A gift of $10,000 or more allows donors to become members of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society. A French emissary, Tocqueville toured American in 1931. He admired Americans’ spirit of voluntary giving for the common good of their community. Or join one of the elite levels of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society:

  • Alexis de Tocqueville Society Silver:  $25,000 -49,999
  • Alexis de Tocqueville Society Gold:  $50,000 – 99,999
  • Alexis de Tocqueville Society Compass:  $100,000+
  • Million Dollar Roundtable:  $1,000,000


Exemplar Society

Annual giving of $5,000 – $9,999

UW Society Exemplar

The Exemplar Society represents those in our community who give between $5,000 and $9,999 annually. This society was created for those who are dedicated to the future of our community through United Way.


Vanguard Society

Annual giving of $1,000 – $4,999

UW Society Vanguard

Donors who contribute $1,000 to $4,999 are members of the Vanguard Society. These individuals and couples are committed to making a difference in Northwest Louisiana. More than 250 community donors are members and account for 13% of the total dollars raised.


Perks for Alexis de Tocqueville Members:

  • A personal donor relations manager, who provides individual attention and support for your giving decisions
    Exclusive invitations to top philanthropic events
    Newsletter about Tocqueville donors and their impact on United Way work
    Print recognition of your generosity

Vanguard Donors

Quarterly Newsletter

Annual Report

Chairman’s Dinner

Visionary Meetings

Special United Way Thank You