United Way of Central Ohio

Key Club

Fifteen years ago, African American leaders recognized the need to engage and empower professionals and business owners.

Since its inception, Key Club members have contributed nearly $15 Million in support of dozens of United Way of Central Ohio Member agencies and hundreds of health and human service programs. In its short but dynamic history, Key Club has successfully:

  • Raised awareness regarding philanthropic giving within the African American community.
  • Increased the amount of dollars invested in United Way programs in the african american community
  • Raised awareness about philanthropic giving within the African American community
  • Built Strong and lasting collaborations between African American community Leaders, volunteers and businesses.

United Way’s LIVE UNITED theme offers a fresh new call to central Ohioans. A call to give, to advocate, to volunteer. Key Club offers you ways to accomplish all three, plus enjoy networking with others who believe in opportunities for everyone in our community.

Join us. United, we can make a difference.


All African American households that invest $1,000 or more in United Way of Central Ohio may be recognized as Key Club members. Spouses and partners may combine their respective gifts to become members.


Key Club offers a variety of professional and social events throughout the year, including:

  • Member networking events
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Educational forums
  • Community service projects

Key Club has no attendance requirements; you may select the activities most important to you.


Key Club members receive special recognition throughout the year and have opportunities to:

  • Interact with central Ohio’s most influential leaders
  • Meet like-­minded African Americans
  • Work to promote balance and inclusion

Additional Recognition

Key Club members may also join other United Way giving groups, including:

  • Young Leadership Group(investment of $2,500 and and aged 45 or younger)
  • Cinquefoil Fellowship (investment of $5,000 or more)
  • Alexis de Tocqueville Society (investment of $10,000 or more)
  • 1885 Society (make a planned gift)

If you would like more information or to get involved with Key Club – contact Charles Hill at charles.hill@uwcentralohio.org  or 614.241.3082.