Applications for 2019 are now closed.
United Way of Northeast Florida has pioneered a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Jacksonville’s best and brightest to do just that.
David and Linda Stein have a vision to connect young professionals with established community leaders and ensure a greater Jacksonville for generations to come. With their generous $1 million gift to the United Way of Northeast Florida, the Stein Fellowship was created to promote philanthropy and community leadership, and inspire students to achieve.
This program grants members of United Way’s young professionals group, Atlantic Circle, with the opportunity to build a professional and personal relationship with an established Tocqueville Society member (individuals who give an annual gift of $10,000 or more to United Way) as well as mentor a student through United Way’s Achievers for Life.
David Miller, Stein Fellowship Chair & Tocqueville Mentor
Major components of the Stein Fellowship include the following:
A Tocqueville Society mentor will be hand-selected for each Fellow. They will meet regularly to establish a relationship and mentor the Fellow on their professional and philanthropic goals. Over the course of the Fellowship (approximately one year), Fellows will mentor a student through United Way’s Achievers For Life initiative, and make a real difference in the life of an at-risk student.
Fellows will attend four professional development forums centered on philanthropy and United Way’s work in the community.
Fellows will attend a three-hour, in-depth orientation about United Way of Northeast Florida and its impact in the community. Training will also include tips on how to mentor a middle school student.
Develop lasting connections with other young professionals and leadership donors throughout the program year and beyond.
How to Apply
Submit the following:
The Stein Matching Gift Program encourages young professionals to incorporate philanthropy in their personal and professional lives through a four-year step up giving program.
An individual will make a first time gift of $500, or increase their current gift to $500, directed to United Way of Northeast Florida’s mission or the high-quality education strategic priority. This gift will be matched, making the donor a member of United Way’s Leadership Circle at the Silver level of giving. Over the next three years, the donor will increase their personal gift to reach $1,000 (Silver level).
Suggested Step-Up Program Levels:
A current leadership donor ($1,000 a year or more) who increases his/her gift a minimum of 10% to the United Way of Northeast Florida’s mission or high-quality education strategic priority area, will receive a dollar-for-dollar match of the increase. The young professional will be recognized at the combined level of giving in United Way’s Leadership Circle.