Leadership Giving

Leadership donors have a deep commitment to helping people and transform their community. Leadership giving accounts for 23% of the annual dollars raised each year by United Way of Northwest Louisiana. The energy, excitement and enthusiasm of these generous individuals inspire others and infuse hope into those who need it most.

Our giving societies offer unique programs and events tailored to each society. You can increase your knowledge of community issues and how we are creating solutions together. Opportunities include building leadership skills through briefings, volunteering, and attending events.

As a member, you can be as involved as you want in the Society that fits you best. Whether you’re involved a little or a lot, thank you for your generous commitment to our community through United Way’s leadership giving.

It is about people helping people at every stage of their lives. While many charities address one cause, United Way focuses on the whole community. Through its generous contributors, United Way of Northwest Louisiana raised over $2 million in 2016, and changed more than 124,000 lives. United Way has the unique ability to target and then invest donations to address the most critical needs in your community. Through collaboration, volunteers and grants, United Way multiplies the impact of your gift and in 2016 invested $10M in the community.

Join us! Download the form, or give online. Download the Leadership Giving Societies Brochure.


ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY


 

 

Named in honor of 19th century French traveler, Alexis de Tocqueville, the Tocqueville Society showcases the vital importance of personal giving at an exceptional level.

In the U.S., there is no limit to the inventiveness of man to discover ways of increasing wealth and to satisfy public needs.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville

Membership Benefits

  • Annual Report mailed to your home or business
  • Special communications about society donors and their United Way impact
  • Invitation to and award at the Chairman’s Reception held in the fall at the home of a donor
  • Invitation to Visionary planning sessions and briefings with United Way leadership
  • Recognition in national publications

Our Tocqueville Society members are our most generous donors to United Way of NWLA. To join, members make an annual investment of $10,000 or more. Join one of the elite levels of the Tocqueville Society:

Alexis de Tocqueville Society Levels

Alexis de Tocqueville Society
$10,000 – 14,999

Tocqueville Cypress Society
$15,000 – 24,999

Tocqueville Red Oak Society
$25,000 – 49,999

Tocqueville Cottonwood Society
$50,000 – 99,999

Tocqueville Magnolia Society
$100,000+

Million Dollar Roundtable
$1,000,000

Step up to Tocqueville

United Way of NWLA offers a unique option that allows community leaders step up to the $10,000 annual giving by gradually moving the level over four years.

Step up donors are recognized as members of The Tocqueville Society from the very first year and receive full member benefits. Your initial unrestricted contribution and pledge grants you full benefits. Minimum yearly contributions are outlined on the right:

Year One:  $5,000 Minimum
Year Two:  $6,500 Minimum
Year Three:  $8,000 Minimum
Year Four:  $10,000 Minimum

Download the form to Step Up to Tocqueville.


Exemplar Society


The United Way of Northwest Louisiana Exemplar Society are those who contribute $5,000 – $9,999 annually.

ex·em·plar

[iɡˈzemplər, iɡˈzemplär] NOUN exemplars (plural noun); a person or thing serving as a typical example or excellent model

 

 

Membership Benefits

  • Membership Benefits
    • Annual Report mailed to your home or business
    • Special communications about society donors and their United Way impact
    • Invitation to and award at a reception held in the spring
    • Invitation the Chairman’s Reception held in the fall at the home of a donor
    • Invitation to Visionary planning sessions and briefings with United Way leadership
    • Participation in the Community Birthday Party Volunteer Event

Vanguard Society


The United Way of Northwest Louisiana Vanguard Society are those who contribute $1,000 – $4,999 annually.

van·guard

[ˈvanˌɡärd] NOUN  vanguards (plural noun); a group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas

 

Membership Benefits

  • Annual Report mailed to your home or business
  • Special volunteer opportunities for individuals and families
  • Special communications about society donors and their United Way impact
  • Leadership development and networking events
  • Invitation to a reception held in the spring

If you have questions about our Leadership Giving Societies, contact Jennifer Martin at 318-677-2504, Ext. 136 or email her at Jennifer@unitedwaynwla.org.