Giving Societies

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The Tocqueville Society was founded by United Way of America in 1972 to honor living and family foundations and persons who achieve high levels of personal giving--over $10,000 per year. This society exists in the Midlands due to the generosity of business and community leaders who demonstrate their commitment to their community. Through their compassion and philanthropy, these individuals demonstrate exceptional generosity and leadership by motivating others to emulate them in their giving and provide the impetus for real change.

For more information about the Tocqueville Society contact Maria DeHart.

Palmetto Society

The Palmetto Society was established in 1984 and currently consists of more than 1,500 individuals who contribute $1,000 or more annually. Palmetto Society donors are recognized in United Way of the Midlands’ annual report. 

Donor levels

Silver Palmetto Society ($2,500) and Gold Palmetto Society ($5,000)

These recognition levels were created to honor Palmetto Society donors who exhibit an even greater commitment to United Way of the Midlands. 

Benefits of membership

  • Regular updates from United Way of the Midlands on how your gift is improving lives and conditions in our community
  • Volunteer and learning opportunities at United Way and area nonprofit organizations
  • Enhanced networking opportunities
  • Recognition in annual leadership giving report
  • Invitation to the Humanitarian of the Year Dinner

palmetto society steering committee members

Phylicia Coleman
Jordan Heavner
Assatta Herbert-Williams
Jason Laughlin
Camillia Leacock
Andy Lisinski
Austin McVay (Chair)
Sampson Moracco
Tim Oxley
Matthew Pollard
Findlay Salter
Kristin Scott
Thomas Tafel (Vice Chair)
Jaime Walvoord

For more information about the Palmetto Society contact Katie Levkoff

Legacy Society

Fund the future by leaving money to the United Way in your will. People who make planned gifts live longer and happier lives!

Bequest: Bequests are one of the most common tools used to create a legacy. Our staff will work with you, your estate planner or another professional to structure a gift that reflects the values you and United Way share.

401K: It’s simple (and free, no lawyer needed!) to include United Way of the Midlands as a beneficiary of your 401(K) or IRA. You can leave a specific gift amount or choose a percentage of your 401(K) to United Way. Your Human Resources department can provide the forms.

  • Contact Maria DeHart with our Planned Giving Department or email us at to discuss your passions and ideas for your legacy.