Become a Leadership Giver
Leadership Givers are United Way of the Columbia-Willamette's most generous supporters and are essential in our efforts to tackle our community's most serious issues. By making an annual contribution of $1,000 or more, you and other Leadership Givers are setting an example of caring and commitment for others where you work and live.
Each year United Way helps over 100,000 individuals and families through the Community Impact Fund. Your investment provides children with skills that will allow them to succeed in school and life. It helps families, seniors and people with disabilities achieve financial stability and independence. And it improves the physical, mental and emotional health of individuals. Together we improve lives and also create systemic lasting changes in our community.
Bronze: $1,000 - $2,499
Silver: $2,500 - $4,999
Gold: $5,000 - $9,999
Tocqueville Society: $10,000 - $24,999
Rose Society: $25,000 or more
Reaching the $1,000 level of giving is easier to reach than you think. It takes just $20 a week to become a Leadership Giver if you use payroll deduction. Many companies will match your donation. Spouses or domestic partners may also combine their gift to be recognized at higher Leadership Giving levels.
Another option is to donate a gift of stocks, securities, or real estate if the asset has been held for more than one year. The tax savings can be significant because you pay no long-term capital gains tax. You may even use the full, appreciated value of the stock as a charitable deduction. We'll help guide you through the process and provide necessary IRS substantiation forms.
You can also make a Leadership gift through planned giving. We'll work with you and your professional advisors to develop a plan that meets your financial goals and creates a legacy that reflects your values. Your investment in United Way will make a difference in people's lives for generations to come.
Make a lasting difference in your community
Your Leadership gift is the most effective way to support critical projects that address our community's greatest needs.
Stay involved and informed
You'll receive updates on the impact of your investment, as well as invitations to special events and volunteer opportunities.
Receive public recognition for your philanthropy
Your name will be listed in United Way publications. For annual gifts of $10,000 or more, you will also be recognized nationally as a member of the Tocqueville Society in listings on the United Way Worldwide website and Book of Leaders.
Enjoy charitable giving tax savings
Charitable contributions to United Way in the form of payroll deduction, check, credit card or securities qualify for federal tax deductions.