Make Your Moment. Help us Fight Poverty.

The need in our community is
huge and growing.

The surest way to address the need and effect change is through donations. That’s how you can show your support for the work you feel passionate about. We invite you to give to our Community Impact Fund, the most powerful way to improve lives and strengthen our community, or to designate funds for a specific cause. However you choose to contribute, you can be sure that your hard-earned dollars will impact the greatest needs in our community, because they’re collected with other gifts and directed to programs doing the most to make a difference. (We know because we evaluate the impact of our funded programs every year).


Leaders United

Leading the way for a more equitable community

Leaders United emerged from United Way of Central Ohio’s historic affinity groups. Prior to the creation of Leaders United, individuals could join different leadership giving groups based on identities including gender, race, age or LGBTQ+ identity.

Leaders United creates a more inclusive and diverse community by allowing our donors who might identify as more than one of the aforementioned categories to meet together in one place in support of community. The transformation into Leaders United enhances and enriches events, discussions and connectivity with individuals passionate about the community and United Way’s mission. The group engages a wide range of leaders and encourages intentional collaborations to address common goals.

As a member of Leaders United, donors can contribute to creating positive change in central Ohio, while participating in networking, education and special projects aligned with diversity, equity and inclusivity. Leaders United supports initiatives and events that promote impact, connection and philanthropy.

Membership is open to individuals or households who contribute to United Way’s Community Response Fund or impact areas. Registration is automatic for eligible individuals who give through a workplace campaign or make individual gifts.

Join this group of passionate change leaders to create an impact in our community. Leaders United is the primary group of leaders and ambassadors of United Way, working to identify and support critical initiatives.

This powerful network of leaders represents a wide variety of age groups, backgrounds, workplaces and interests, who are all committed to making central Ohio an even better place to live, work and play. Members invest their time and treasure to help create a more equitable community.

Benefits of Leaders United Membership:

• Access valuable opportunities for professional and personal growth
• Experience inclusive networking events with professionals who are dedicated to their community
• Engage in impactful volunteer events that make a difference
• Work alongside influential community and civic leaders to create positive change

Leaders United can help you make a positive impact on our community by supporting a platform for educating and developing the next generation of leadership volunteers and advocates for change. You’ll receive regular Leaders United emails with information on opportunities to lead and participate in diverse, equitable and inclusive networking,  community education events and special projects designed with Leaders United members in mind.

Join us. Together we can make a difference.

For more information, questions or to get involved with Leaders United, contact Robert Fournier at 614.227.2763 or

Donor Recognition Levels
Community Builders – $1,000 to $4,999:
Supporters Dedicated to Strengthening Our Community

Community Builders is a leadership giving program for individuals and households who contribute $1,000 to $4,999 annually to United Way of Central Ohio. As a member of Community Builders, you are a part of a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to bringing positive change to our local community.

You play a vital role in ensuring that everyone in central Ohio can reach their full potential. By addressing the building blocks of a strong community, including quality education, sufficient income, good health and safe housing, we can make an impact that creates lasting change. Together, our actions and donations are amplified, making a significant difference for individuals and families today and for future generations.

Cinquefoil Fellowship – $5,000 to $9,999:
Community Leaders Passionate About Creating Change

Cinquefoil Fellowship is a leadership giving program for individuals and households who contribute $5,000 to $9,999 annually to United Way of Central Ohio. The Cinquefoil Fellowship brings together leaders who are dedicated to creating a stronger, more equitable community for everyone. Grounded in appreciation, recognition, education, advocacy and inclusion, Cinquefoil Fellowship gives members opportunities to demonstrate their dedication to the community and their commitment to providing opportunities for all individuals to reach their fullest potential.

As a member, you can engage in various activities and networking events throughout the year to deepen your understanding of United Way’s work in the community. You will have the chance to interact with influential business and community leaders, connect with others who share a dedicated vision of creating equal opportunities for everyone, and participate in advocacy initiatives that contribute to making central Ohio a better place to live.

Alongside their impactful contributions, Cinquefoil members are able to network with like-minded individuals who share their belief in equal opportunities for everyone. Join the Cinquefoil Fellowship and help shape a brighter future for central Ohio.

Tocqueville Society – $10,000 and Over:
Central Ohio’s Most Generous Philanthropic Leaders

By making annual gifts of at least $10,000, Tocqueville Society members play a vital role in creating a lasting impact in our community. As a member, you have the opportunity to build relationships with like-minded local leaders, receive exclusive event invitations, direct charitable investments for maximum impact, access volunteer and leadership opportunities, and join a network that changes the lives of thousands of our neighbors. With six levels of investment and unique benefits, including national recognition, the Tocqueville Society offers a pathway for individuals to make a difference at various levels of giving. Join us today, and together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of those we serve.

Benefits of Membership:
• Recognition for your commitment to positive community change
• Invitations to exclusive events and volunteering opportunities
• Joining a community of individuals who share the same values and goals
• Contributing to the strength and resilience of our community for a better future

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