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Leadership Giving Networks

Leaders United members have a deep commitment to helping people

Thousands of local people make an annual investment of $1,000 or more ($500 for those 40 years and under) into our community with United Way. United Way's Leaders United members are the most generous, community-minded, and influential individuals throughout the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region.

Join United Way's Leadership Giving Networks to enjoy the benefits of membership with annual events, networking, and volunteer opportunities.

Leaders United members may also choose to join one or more of the following networks.

United Way’s African American Leadership Society was founded in 2005 and named for Howard Wilson Coles to pay tribute to his passion for improving the lives of African Americans in our community. Coles was a journalist, historian, broadcaster, activist, and humanitarian who became a vibrant voice for the African American community as Rochester’s first African American radio announcer and founder of The Frederick Douglass Voice newspaper. 

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United Way’s Círculo Latino Leadership Society is made up of hundreds of the region's dedicated Latinos who are committed to making a  positive impact in our community. CL members invest in solutions,  serve our community and have a vision of success for Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes.


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The Emerging Leaders Society is made up of hundreds of our region's most inspiring, proactive emerging leaders who are dedicated to making a positive local impact with their investments. EL is a group of individuals 40 years and under who connect with other local leaders and make an extraordinary commitment to serve our community.

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The Labor Leaders Club is made up of hundreds of our region's dedicated  union members who are committed to making a positive impact in our community. Connect with the LLC to enjoy opportunities to network with other union members who are investing in solutions and serving our community through United Way.

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The Tocqueville Society is United Way’s premier giving network, comprised of donors who give an annual gift of $10,000 or more. Tocqueville Society members set an extraordinary example of leadership and generosity for our community. 

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Women United is made up of our region's most inspiring, proactive female leaders who are dedicated to making a positive local impact with their investments. Women United members connect at networking opportunities with other women who are making an extraordinary commitment to serve our community. 

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