Metro United Way Staff

Leadership Giving


Leadership Giving is a recognition program of generous individual gifts of $1,000 or more annually to Metro United Way. Donors at the Leadership level are able to take advantage of matching grants, which maximize the impact of your gift. If you would like more information on joining this prestigious group, please contact Bethany Hobson,, or 502-292-6171.


Allen Society

Gifts of $25,000 or more

Tocqueville Society

Gifts of $10,000 or more

Leadership Patron

Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999

Leadership Circle

Gifts of $2,000 to $4,999

Chairman's Circle

Gifts of $1,000 to $1,999



James Graham Brown Foundation Leadership Giving Match

A key part of Metro United Way's success over the last two decades, The James Graham Brown Foundation matches new leadership gifts at a new leadership giving level up to 50%. It also matches any increase by 50%.

Gheens Foundation Young Leaders Match

If you are age 40 or younger, you may qualify for The Gheens Foundation Young Leaders Challenge. If you are a first time leadership donor, your gift will be matched up to 100%. If you pledge a minimum of $500, with a commitment to move up to $1,000 over three years, your pledge will also be matched.

Women's Initiative Match

The Women's Initiative encourages major giving among women in our community. If you make new Tocqueville Society gifts through the Women's Initiative, they are matched dollar for dollar. These are gifts given by or in honor of a female. When current Tocqueville Society members increase their gifts by $5,000, the amount of the increase is matched dollar for dollar.


For more information, contact Bethany Hobson at 502-292-6171 or

Women's Leadership Council (WLC) Challenge Match

WLC Challenge Match offers a one-time match to female donors committing for the first time to any Leadership Giving level up to 100%. Combined with the 50% match from the James Graham Brown Foundation, this challenge match makes it possible for a new female leadership giver to more than double her gift.

Tocqueville Society

With a gift of $10,000 or more, you can become a member of the Tocqueville Society, a national association created to celebrate exceptional generosity and leadership. Benefits include unique local events, and opportunities to be more connected to the services your donations make possible. If you pledge a minimum of $5,000, with a commitment to step up to $10,000 over three years, your pledge will also be matched and you are fully recognized as a member of the Tocqueville Society.

Allen Society

With a gift of $25,000 or more, you can become a member of this elite level of the Tocqueville Society. Benefits include a 100% match by the James Graham Brown Foundation for new donors, as well as opportunities to be involved with Metro United Way, to have input on the direction of the organization, and to join in high-level networking events.


Investment Level Your Investment James Graham
Brown Match
Gheens Foundation Young
Leaders Match (if applicable)
WLC/Women's Initiative
Match (if applicable)
Your Investment Becomes
Allen Society
($25,000 and up)
$25,000 $25,000 $25,000 $25,000 $100,000
Tocqueville Society
($10,000 - $24,999)
$10,000 $5,000 $10,000 $10,000 $35,000
Patron's Circle
($5,000 - $9,999)
$5,000 $2,500 $5,000 $5,000 $17,500
Leadership Circle
($2,000 - $4,999)
$2,000 $1,000 $2,000 $2,000 $7,000
Chairman's Circle
($1,000 - $1,999)
$1,000 $500 $1,000 $1,000 $3,500
Current Leadership Givers If you are a current leadership giver and increase your gift, the difference will be matched up to 50% by The James Graham Brown Foundation.