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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 Giving Thank You Celebration

December 4th, 2019 - 5:30pm-7:30pm

Join us for an exclusive evening celebrating United Way Leadership Giving members’ generous support and commitment to our community. Enjoy an evening of food, cocktails and live music by one of St. Louis’ top bands, Hollywood 5, and mix and mingle with fellow Leadership Givers from around the St. Louis region.


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.