Giving Societies



Setting the pace for philanthropy

UWATX donors are committed to making a difference in our community by investing in the future of Greater Austin. Our giving societies are an opportunity to connect to other dedicated supporters and create a community of giving.

Donors who participate in these groups are taking an extra step to advance United Way’s mission of bringing people and resources together to create opportunities for individuals, families and neighborhoods to prosper.

By participating in our giving societies, you can:

  • Network with like-minded leaders at United Way events open to our Leadership givers
  • Be recognized as a community leader who wants to make an impact for our community
  • Receive special reports on how your investment is making a difference in Greater Austin.

Contact us to get involved with these groups.


Leadership Giving

United Way for Greater Austin’s Leadership Donors are a diverse group of philanthropists committed to making a difference in Central Texas by investing in our community. Our success depends on the community working together to change people’s lives and create lasting results, and our Leadership Donors form the foundation of that success. When you give a leadership gift of $1,000 or more to UWATX, you make a significant impact in our community, and you advance positive change.

Women’s Leadership Council

The Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) is a leadership giving network of philanthropic women who are making a change in Greater Austin. WLC members are committed to creating a powerful female driven philanthropic force in Central Texas. This strong network of women engages a diverse group who are committed, engaged, and determined to improve early childhood education in Central Texas.

WLC members make a leadership gift of at least $1,200 to United Way for Greater Austin annually. The WLC focuses on United Way’s Success By 6 program, which works to ensure children enter kindergarten happy, healthy and ready for school success.

Young Leaders Society

United Way for Greater Austin’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) is a diverse group of young professionals committed to making a difference in the Austin community by inspiring philanthropy and volunteerism in young Central Texans. YLS members are donors under 40 who give or raise $1,000 to support United Way for Greater Austin annually.

Tocqueville Society

The United Way Tocqueville Society was founded more than 25 years ago in order to deepen the understanding, commitment and support of its most generous and community-minded investors. Tocqueville members contribute $10,000 or more annually. Tocqueville donors are recognized for their strong involvement in the community at special events and local publications and are connected to like-minded Tocqueville donors throughout the world.

Loyal Contributor

Loyal Contributors are those who have given to United Way for more than 10 years, no matter where they worked or how much they gave

Membership benefits:

  • Special notifications of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.
  • Special recognition sticker during campaign season (display it in your office or on your computer!)
  • Special communications throughout the year


Ready to change lives?

Every day in Austin, we’re working to ensure each child has access to high-quality education, every family has the tools they need to be financially stable, and health and human services are readily available for all.

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