Lead The Way

United Way of Central Illinois' Leaders Guild

Leaders Guild members are leading the way in making real, measurable impact on issues facing people locally. Members come from diverse backgrounds and careers, using their generosity, time, and talent to create change in our community. United Way connects people, along with their passions, to mobilize our community, so all can thrive.

Membership  Criteria

Leaders Guild is open to individuals and couple who donate annual gifts totaling $1,000 and above annually.

Leaders Guild Levels*

  • Champion: $1,000 to $4,999
  • Visionary: $5,000 to $9,999
  • Tocqueville Society: $10,000+

*based on total gift


Membership Benefits


  • Listing on United Way website
  • Opportunities to participate in volunteer activities with United Way
  • Monthly E-newsletter updates


  • All recognition and benefits granted to Champion level members
  • Access to and networking with other like-minded individuals, professionals, and community leaders

Tocqueville Society

  • All recognition benefits granted to Visionary level members
  • Customized connection to United Way programming and mission
  • Invitation to select Tocqueville Society exclusive member events

100% of donations to United Way's Community Fund go directly to program services. Fundraising and administrative costs associated with the Community Fund are underwritten by the United Way Endowment and select corporate gifts.

Why give to United Way?

As a leader in the community, you understand the power of a strategic investment. That's where United Way comes in. We're not just another charity - we are your partners in creating real, lasting change right here at home. 

When you invest in United Way, you are leveraging your contribution to address both the urgent needs of today and they systemic challenges of tomorrow. We take your investment and multiply its impact by funding the most effective local programs, driving innovative community initiatives, and mobilizing resources and volunteers. 

Your partnership allows us to create a community where every child has the tools to succeed in school and ever family has a path to financial security. It's about building a stronger, more resilient region for all of us.

Together, we're not just dreaming of a better community - we're building it. And with your continued support, there's no limit to what we can achieve.

Membership Fulfillment Options

United Way offers members a variety of ways to fulfill their annual donation