Leadership Groups & Recognition Levels

COMMUNITY IMPACT RECOGNITION LEVELS

More than 13,000 individuals and 400 businesses contributed $3.46 million to our annual campaign last year. Of that total, over $1 million came from our leadership donors.
 
We are deeply grateful to those who choose United Way as their philanthropic partner. Leadership donors, in particular, inspire others to join them in providing hope and opportunities to individuals in need and strengthening our community.

LEADERSHIP GIVING LEVELS

Tocqueville Society

The United Way Tocqueville Society was formed to deepen individual understanding of, commitment to, and support of United Way's work. The society recognizes local philanthropic leaders and volunteer champions around the world who have devoted time, talent, and funds to create long-lasting changes by tackling our community's more serious issues. 

Membership in the Tocqueville Society is granted to individuals and families who contribute at least $10,000 annualy to a member United Way. 

La Societe Nationale          $100,000-$249,999
Ordre de Fraternite                 $75,000-$99,999
Ordre d’Egalite                        $50,000-$74,999
Ordre de Liberte                      $25,000-$49,999
Members de la Societe           $10,000-$24,999

A.S. Garretson Society

This society was established in tribute to Arthur S. Garretson who came to Sioux City in 1874 at the age of 23. By the age of 30 he was a self-made millionaire, promoting many of the leading business enterprises of Sioux City. Donors who contribute more than $1,000 to United Way of Siouxland's annual campaign are part of this society. 

Community Founder     $5,000-$9,999
Community Investor      $4,000-$4,999
Community Developer  $3,000-$3,999
Community Builder       $2,500-$2,999
Community Enhancer   $2,000-$2,499
Community Samaritan  $1,500-$1,999
Community Patron        $1,000-$1,499

Caring Society 

The Caring Society consists of hundreds of donors who contribute $500-$999 to United Way of Siouxland's annual campaign. 

Young Leaders Society

Founded in 2012, the Young Leaders Society celebrates donors who are under the age of 40 and contribute $250 or more to United Way of Siouxland's annual campaign. 

LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Criteria for Awards - 
Major Business of the Year (Employs 50 or more local people): 

  • Company with highest percent participation combined with highest dollars raised
  • Company with highest number of United Way volunteers
  • Increased giving is also considered

Medium Business of the Year (Employs 20-50 local people): 

  • Company with highest percent participation combined with highest dollars raised
  • Company with highest number of United Way volunteers
  • Increased giving is also considered

Small Business of the Year (Employs less than 20 local people): 

  • Company with highest percent of participation combined with highest dollars raised
  • Company with highest number of United Way volunteers
  • Increased giving is also considered

Most Improved Campaign: 

  • Company with highest increase in participation
  • Company with highest increase in total dollars raised
  • Company with the above combined with highest increase in average gift

2019 Award winners:

2018 Award winners:

CORPORATE RECOGNITION LEVELS

Recognition is based on total giving, which may include corporate gifts, employee donations, and/or special event.  See more information about each level below.

MAJOR BUSINESSES

Major Businesses employ 50 or more local people. Leadership recognition levels for this category are:

  •     Pewter: $500-$999
  •     Bronze: $1,000-$4,999
  •     Silver: $5,000-$9,999
  •     Gold: $10,000-$19,999
  •     Platinum: $20,000-$49,999
  •     Platinum Plus: $50,000+
MEDIUM BUSINESSES

Medium Businesses employ 20-50 local people. Leadership recognition levels for this category are:

  •     Bronze: $500-$999
  •     Silver: $1,000-$2,999
  •     Gold: $3,000-$4,999
  •     Platinum: $5,000-$9,999
  •     Platinum Plus: $10,000+
     
SMALL BUSINESSES

Small Businesses employ less than 20 local people. Leadership recognition levels for this category are:

  •     Bronze: $500-$999
  •     Silver: $1,000-$2,999
  •     Gold: $3,000-$4,999
  •     Platinum: $5,000+