UNITED WAY CHAMPIONS


Together, we’re building a community where people have homes, students graduate and families are financially stable.

UNITED WAY CHAMPIONS

Local solutions. Lasting Impact.



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.

For more information or to make your Champion gift, contact Christy Cheever at ccheever@uwkc.org or 206.461.8367.



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. We make it easy to plan your annual giving and never charge fees for directed giving.
ACCESSIBILITY Our educational events allow you to dive deep into the issues you’re passionate about. From focus 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 you family and friends—we’ll find volunteer opportunities that are tailored to you.


Calendar of Events


Our events allow you to dive deep into the issues you’re passionate about. From insider tours and social meetups to volunteer opportunities—there’s something for everyone. With a fresh perspective and vital information, you’ll be one step closer to creating change in your community.

MAR
09
10am &
12:30pm

Insiders tour at the Community Resource Exchange

We’ll bring hundreds of services together one roof to serve more than 1,000 people who are homeless. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the problem and the event.

MAY
2017

Family-friendly Volunteering

We’ll be at the Bill & Melinda Gates Room in our building, doing X & Y. It’s a great way to make a difference—and include your family in giving back.

MAY
13
2pm

All-Star Softball Classic

Already a United Way Champion? We’ll be rolling out the red carpet for current donors, including on-field access at Safeco Field. A great event, but an even better cause: the entire day supports homeless youth.

JUN
07
6-8pm

Cocktails and Community Conversations

Hear about the latest successes and challenges in the area of homelessness and how you can get involved. Hosted by incoming Campaign Chairs, Angela and Ethan Stowell, at The Foundry.

JUN
12
NOON-1:30pm

Insiders Tour

Join us as we visit YMCA Center for Young Adults in Seattle and learn more about the challenges homeless youth face and the services available. You’ll meet with young people who have experienced homelessness, see the work up close and have a chance to ask those tough questions.

SEP
15

Day of Caring

Join fellow United Way Champions and roll up your sleeves to make a difference. You’ll hear from United Way staff about how your hands-on work for the day rolls up to impact the greater community.

SPRING
2018

Annual Breakfast

More than 1,000 business leaders will gather at Safeco Field for an inspirational morning. You’ll learn more about the issue and have the chance to make a contribution right then and there.



The Impact Of Your $10,000 Gift



Ending Homelessness

Your support means people have homes—and if homelessness does happen, it’s brief and one-time so people rebound quickly.

RESULTS:

Donors have helped more that 25 emergency shelters around the county and on-site services at 2,241 supportive housing units throughout King County.


Keeping Families Stable

We help people have the tools to escape poverty and kids have access to nutritious food every day.

RESULTS:

Last year, 900 volunteers with the Free Tax Preparation Campaign prepared 21,750 tax returns and secured $29.1 million in tax refunds for hard-working families.


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.

RESULTS:

Each year, 1,200 2-and 3-year olds participate in the Parent-Child Home Program and outperform their peers. More than 4,000 young people who have not graduated high school are working to get on a successful path in the Reconnecting Youth program.


For more information or to make your Champion gift, contact Christy Cheever at ccheever@uwkc.org or 206.461.8367.



Annual Giving


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 remainder goes to the cause of your choice.

CHAMPION $10K – $24K

Includes individual donor support, access to informative programs and events, curated volunteer opportunities and recognition in local publications. All Champion-level donors are invited to the premier Mary Gates Celebration each summer.

MARY GATES CIRCLE $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.

Multi-Year Giving


MARY GATES LEADERSHIP $100K+

Paid over a period of up to four years, with 50% or more to United Way.

MILLION DOLLAR ROUNDTABLE $1M+

Paid over a period of up to five years, with at least $250K to United Way.


For more information or to make your Champion gift, contact Christy Cheever at ccheever@uwkc.org or 206.461.8367.

Now is the time to stand up for what you’re passionate about. To make a big, lasting impact. To face challenges head-on—and know that you can make a difference. Join forces with our group of forward-thinking change-makers: the United Way Champions.

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