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Become a Leadership donor

Let’s build a stronger community

Together we can fight poverty

Together we can fight poverty. We invite you to join thousands of leadership donors who share your love for the Greater Dayton area and vision for a better tomorrow. Like you, these leaders are committed to helping others by actively building a stronger community.

As community partners with a shared and clear purpose of fighting poverty, we can achieve far more together than any one person alone. Together, we will unite to become a compelling force for good.


• Become more informed to lead the way on community issues
Volunteer to make a positive impact
Participate in special events and educational opportunities
• Socialize and network with others in your community
Engage your friends, family, and colleagues in community service
Be recognized for your generosity and dedication to the Greater Dayton area
Take pride in knowing you’re helping to build a more vibrant community

Looking for ways to connect and make a difference?

We have a group (or two) for you. When you give $1,000 or more annually (individually or combined household) you qualify for membership in one or more of our giving groups.

Take a moment to explore the benefits of and options for joining forces with others and getting involved in making the Greater Dayton area an even better place to live.

Women United


Annual gift of $1,000 to support local women

Women United members are passionate about improving financial stability for women and their families who struggle to meet basic needs. As a WLC member, you will have the opportunity for hands-on involvement, and be part of a diverse group of women coming together to implement much needed change in the lives of others.

Contact Mike Squire for more information at

John Moore Society

$1,000 +

Annual individual or combined household gift of $1,000 or more

John Moore Society members are leaders in our Freedom Schools philanthropic initiative who work to promote balance and inclusion in our community. This African American giving society has helped over 2,000 scholars improve their reading skills and invested $2.5 million into our future leaders.

Contact Derricka Bruce for more information at

Legacy Society

$10,000 +

Annual individual or combined household estate gift of $10,000 or more

As leaders in the community, Legacy Society members enjoy substantive experiences that offer insight into the needs of the community and into United Way’s network. We’ll connect you to others who share your desire to lead the way in making a lasting difference.

Contact Terri Leputa for more information at

Tocqueville Society

$10,000 +

Annual individual or combined household gift of $10,000 or more.

Tocqueville Society members are key investors in creating a better future for our community. Since 1984, our dedicated Tocqueville members have given more than $19 million to create lasting change. There are currently more than 30 Tocqueville Society households in the Greater Dayton area.

Fast Track

Become a Tocqueville Society member immediately with a pledge to increase you gift over time with incremental pledges.

Year 1 – $5,000
Year 2 – $7,500
Year 3 – $10,000


Tocqueville Premier


Ordre d’Egalite

$50,000 to $99,000

Tocqueville Vingt-Cinq

$25,000 to $49,000

L’Ordre du Coeur

$15,000 to $24,000

Alexis de Tocqueville

$10,000 to $14,000

Contact Antoinette Hampton for more information at

How to join

Whether you’re donating through your workplace, individually or online, it’s easy to join a leadership group! Indicate the name of your desired group(s) in the comment box when making your donation.

As a leadership giver, you help us change community conditions that cause poverty to exist and persist—making a difference not just for today, but for tomorrow.