Together, we’re building a community where people have homes, students graduate and families are financially stable.
UNITED WAY CHAMPIONS
Local solutions. Lasting impact.
I like that United Way invests in concrete initiatives like the Parent-Child Home Program. It has a long lasting impact on kids’ lives.
United Way makes giving fun and easy. Being a philanthropist isn’t just about the money—It’s about wanting to make the world a better place!
United Way is there for the people who need it. We know they make the most of our investment every year.
—Doug and Maryann Orwiler
Our friends in tech ask why we support United Way. For us, we literally can’t think of a more powerful and turnkey platform to amplify our efforts so that everyone thrives. And none of us thrives unless everyone thrives.
—Heather Lowenthal and Jonathan Sposato
We support United Way as the best manager of our investment in the community we love. Their expertise increases the impact of our gifts on the lives of our most vulnerable neighbors.
—Barrie and Richard Galanti
We want to invest in our community— and we find United Way is not only able to deliver effective solutions to scale, they are in a unique position to effect public policy in ways that make a difference.
—Suri and Mala Raman
United Way is all of us. Together, we take on homelessness, the achievement gap and financial instability, leveraging smart solutions that change lives.
—Margaret Meister and Joan McBride
Stand up for what you’re passionate about. Make a big, lasting impact. Face challenges head-on—and know that you can make a difference. Join forces with our forward-thinking, game-changing United Way Champions when you make a gift of $10,000 or more.
Benefits of Becoming a United Way Champion
- INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT As a member, you’ll have access to a Donor Relations Manager who will help you personalize your giving strategy. They’ll provide you with the research and insight you need to meet your philanthropic goals. When you become a United Way Champion, you can put your gift of $10,000 to work right away—and our philanthropic funds allow you to combine your giving and be recognized for all you do in the community.
- ACCESSIBILITY Our educational events allow you to dive deep into the issues you’re passionate about. From focused events to social meet-ups, to community walking tours—there’s something for everyone. With a fresh perspective and vital information, you’ll be one step closer to creating change in your community.
- CURATED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES We’ll connect you to a variety of ways to volunteer. Whether you’re a joiner, prefer to work one-on-one or want to enlist your family and friends—we’ll find volunteer opportunities that are tailored to you.
Calendar of Events
Champions’ events allow you to dive deep into the issues you’re passionate about. Take insider tours, go to social meetups, volunteer. With a fresh perspective and key information, you’ll be one step closer to creating change in your community.
Stand up for what you’re passionate about. Make a big, lasting impact. Face challenges head-on—and know that you can make a difference. Join forces with our forward-thinking, game-changing United Way Champions when you make a total annual gift of $10,000 or more.
The Impact of your $10,000 gift
Your support means people have homes—and if homelessness does happen, it’s brief and one-time so people rebound quickly.
Last year, donors helped 7,500 people off the street and into housing. More than 5,000 others received assistance to stay in their homes and avoid homelessness.
Keeping Families Stable
We help people have the tools to break the cycle of poverty and kids have access to nutritious food every day.
Last year, 1,025 volunteers with the Free Tax Preparation Campaign secured $31.6M in tax refunds that helped low-income families keep more of the money they earned.
A Path to Graduation
We start by helping low-income children prepare for kindergarten. For young people 16-21 who have not graduated, we help them get back on track.
Donors are helping 1,300 low-income families make sure their toddlers succeed out-of-the-blocks in kindergarten, and they help thousands of young people get back on track for graduation, college and a career.
At the Champion level, 100% of your donation goes to United Way. At all other annual levels, 50% or more goes to United Way. The balance of your gift can be directed to other nonprofits.
CHAMPION $10K – $24K: Includes individual donor support, access to informative programs and events, curated volunteer opportunities and recognition in local publications.
ADVOCATE $25K – $49K: All the benefits listed above.
STEWARD $50K – $99K: All the benefits listed above.
VISIONARY $100K – $199K: All the benefits listed above. Plus exclusive invitations to peer-hosted events.
PILLAR $200K+: All the benefits listed above.
MARY GATES LEADERSHIP $100K+: Paid over a period of up to four years, with 50% or more to United Way.
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