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Leadership Giving

Leadership Givers have a deep commitment to helping people. More than 8,000 local people make an annual investment of $1,000 or more into our community through United Way. The energy, excitement and enthusiasm of these generous individuals inspires others and infuses hope into those who need it most.

Upcoming Leadership Events

Leadership Societies
Women’s Leadership Society Kickoff

July 18th, 2019 - 7:30am-9:00am

Join women from across the region for an inspiring morning celebrating our community impact. The United Way Women’s Leadership Society kickoff breakfast brings together philanthropy-minded leaders for conversation, connection and empowerment.

Leadership Societies
Multicultural Leadership Society Kickoff

July 25th, 2019 - 5:30pm-7:30pm

Kick off United Way’s 2019 campaign with the Multicultural Leadership Society at the Missouri History Museum to celebrate our region’s rich diversity. We’ll enjoy delicious food, drinks and a lively cultural performance. Build relationships with new and old friends and get an after-hours opportunity to explore and experience the Museum’s “Flores Mexicanas” exhibit by Alfredo […]

Leadership Societies
Women’s Leadership Society: Let’s Do Lunch

August 7th, 2019 - 11:30am-1:00pm

Grab a seat at the table Wednesday, August 7, with members of United Way’s Women’s Leadership Society. Our generous hostesses are eager to get to know you over lunch (and a few happy hours!). Don’t miss the opportunity to grow your professional and personal connections with like-minded, community-driven and passionate women in one of nearly […]

Leadership Societies
Men’s Leadership Society Kickoff

August 15th, 2019 - 5:00pm-8:00pm

Tee off United Way’s campaign with the Men’s Leadership Society at St. Louis’ favorite sports entertainment complex: Topgolf! Topgolf features fun and competitive golf games, climate-controlled playing “bays” and unlimited play. Join us for dinner, dessert, drinks and the chance to win a three-month platinum membership to Topgolf.

INSPIRE Fashion Show

October 4th, 2019 - 6:00pm-12:00am

Don’t miss this fall’s fashion-forward party! Join us for a fabulous night of fashion, fundraising and fun featuring beautiful couture from around the world, gifts for purchase from local designers and retailers, and stylish volunteers walking the catwalk to benefit our community through United Way of Greater St. Louis.


When you give to United Way, you help people. As a Leadership Giver, your generous gift can help feed a child, keep a family in their home, and give an elderly person independence. Your gift does so much to help others.

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Our Leadership Societies


United Way has a way for everyone to get involved. Each Leadership Giving Society offers unique programs and events tailored to its members. As a Leadership Giver, you can be as involved as you want in the Societies that fit you best.



De Tocqueville Society recognizes local philanthropic leaders who contribute an annual gift of $10,000 or more to United Way, and promotes the vital role of personal philanthropic action.


The Charmaine Chapman Society is the premier African-American Leadership initiative in the nation, with more than 800 members.


The Men’s Leadership Society recognizes and connects donors with other community-focused individuals dedicated to making our region a better place for all.


The Multicultural Leadership Society celebrates our region’s diversity by engaging and uniting individuals from all cultures, and recognizing diversity-minded professionals who value the importance of philanthropy.


The Women’s Leadership Society supports and empowers women by providing an inspiring community, connecting members with philanthropic opportunities, and developing skills to lead in the community.