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Lead the way in community change

Through Leadership giving, you are setting an important example for what our community needs in order to succeed: individuals determined to lead the way in making a difference in Northeast Florida.

Join the movement.

A community is only as strong as its leaders. Your passion, your expertise, your time and your gifts are essential to community change.

Annual Leadership Giving Opportunities

Tocqueville Society

Premier leaders in giving
$10,000 or higher gift

Builders Society (Platinum Circle)

Trailblazers in philanthropy
$5,000 or higher gift

Builders Society (Gold Circle)

Trailblazers in philanthropy
$2,500 or higher gift

Women United

Leadership society for women
$1,000 or higher gift

Atlantic Circle

Young professional group
$500 or higher gift

We are a game changer, a difference maker in helping people bring their lives back together so they can achieve their full potential.

Darnell Smith, Tocqueville Society member

Leadership Giving Committee Chairs

ATLANTIC CIRCLE
KEMAL GASPER, Co-Chair
BB&T
JOHN HENDERSON, Co-Chair
Baptist Medical Center South
BUILDERS SOCIETY
LARRY ARCENEAUX, Chair
Florida Blue
WOMEN UNITED
TAMMI MCGRIFF, Chair
CSX Transportation

Atlantic Circle

Young professional group | $500 or higher annual gift
Atlantic Circle is an engaging group for young professionals looking to give back to the community and have fun! Members participate in social outings, professional networking activities and volunteer events with like-minded people. You’ll learn ways to grow in philanthropy and further develop into the next generation of our community’s leaders. Donors aged 20 to 40 years qualify for Atlantic Circle.

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Women United

Leadership society for women | $1,000 or higher annual gift
Women United, formerly Women in Local Leadership, celebrates the power of women to bring about positive change in our community through philanthropy and service. Women United members enjoy volunteer opportunities, agency tours, social gatherings and networking events just for female leaders in Northeast Florida.

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Builders Society

Trailblazers in philanthropy | $2,500 or higher annual gift
Builders Society is United Way’s newest leadership giving society. Founded in 2014, the group celebrates Gold and Platinum Leadership donors. You’ll join like-minded community leaders for networking opportunities and community service projects that enrich the lives of local families.

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Tocqueville Society

Premier leaders in giving | $10,000 or higher annual gift
United Way’s most influential giving group, the Tocqueville Society was named for Alexis de Tocqueville, a 19th century French diplomat who admired the spirit of volunteerism he observed in America. Established in Northeast Florida in 1982, the society recognizes individuals and couples for their philanthropic leadership. You attend social events and celebrations, and are featured in the annual recognition book.

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Matching Gift Programs

These multi-pledge programs encourage new leadership and higher levels of giving throughout Northeast Florida and allow United Way to make lasting changes in people’s lives.

Learn More
To learn more about Leadership Giving, contact Kenya Bell at kenyab@uwnefl.org. To learn more about affinity groups, contact Emily Lawrence at emilyl@uwnefl.org. To learn more about Tocqueville Society, contact Jackie Hadley at jackieh@uwnefl.org. Download our listing of current Leadership Giving donors.