Leadership Giving Societies

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Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders logo 2021United Way of Southwest Alabama’s Emerging Leaders (EL) is a group of young professionals who are dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community. After joining, you will receive invitations to exclusive social events, networking opportunities, informative lunch and learns, and have first choice of volunteer opportunities at any one of our 45 partner agencies. To become a member, individuals ages 21-30, make an annual contribution to United Way of Southwest Alabama of $125, and individuals ages 31-40 contribute an annual donation of $250. If you are looking for an opportunity to join a network of young professionals who share a passion for making a positive impact on our community, please consider joining EL.

Click here to become a member.

To join or learn more, please contact: Lauren Luckie-Merz at lluckie@uwswa.org.

Women United

Women United logoFounded in 2002, Women United harnesses the power and dedication of women leaders in our area to transform our communities in Southwest Alabama. By joining Women United, you’ll become part of a community of like-minded women who contribute their personal passions, inspired ideas, and unique strengths to the mission of building stronger communities.

You’ll make a difference through volunteer opportunities within the community alongside others who share your passion. As part of the organization, you’ll have opportunities to network and collaborate with key business and community leaders. Membership is gained by donating a gift of $1,000 or more annually or $1,500 combined with a spouse.

Alexis de Tocqueville Society

Alexis de Tocqueville SocietyThe Alexis de Tocqueville Society of Southwest Alabama is comprised of local leaders and community philanthropists who are committed to impacting the quality of life in the community. Since its inception in 1991, de Tocqueville Society members have donated approximately $7.5 million to United Way of Southwest Alabama. These funds are strategically invested to create measurable and lasting change in our community’s most urgent issues. Alexis de Tocqueville Society members contribute $10,000 or more annually to United Way. Learn about the Alexis de Tocqueville Society Step Up Program by contacting us.

  • Order de Liberte                $75,000 – $99,999
  • Order de Fraternite           $25,00 – $49,999
  • Membres de la Societe     $10,000 – $24,999

Leaders in Giving

  • The Bienville Society        $7,500 – $9,999
  • Augusta Evens Society     $5,000 – $7,499
  • Gold Feather Society        $3,000 – $4,999
  • Silver Feather Society       $2,000 – $2,999
  • Red Feather Society          $1,000 – $1,999
  • White Feather Society      $500 –  $999

Members are automatically enrolled.

1926 Society

Membership in the 1926 Society is reserved for our most generous benefactors and complements other recognition societies to which a donor may belong. Once a donor has given a cumulative total of $25,000 to United Way of Southwest Alabama, they will be recognized with lifetime membership. The society was named for the year UWSWA was founded, and the giving circles are named in hour of the four pioneers who brought about its creation.

  • J.L. Bedsole Circle  ($1,000,000+)
  • Elizabeth Fonde Circle ($500,000 – $999,999)
  • Lelia Hall Circle ($100,000 – $499,999)
  • Corinne Wilson Circle ($25,000 – $99,999)

Members are automatically enrolled.

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