Leadership Giving

At the heart of every worthwhile endeavor is a group of people with strength, character, and sense of purpose who inspire others to help meet the needs of the community. We are thankful to the individuals who are committed to improving our community through United Way of Central Georgia.

Leadership Giving represents the area of greatest growth within the United Way campaign, individuals who annually give personal gifts of $1,000 or more. The importance of leadership giving is not just being a part of reaching a community goal, but leading the community by example.

United Way’s Tocqueville Society was named as a tribute to Alexis de Tocqueville, a 19th-century French diplomat who admired and wrote about the unique spirit of volunteerism he observed in America. The Tocqueville Society honors and recognizes the philanthropic leadership of individuals and couples who support the community through United Way of Central Georgia with gifts of $10,000 or more annually.

Central Georgia’s Tocqueville Society was begun in 1995 under the leadership of Chris R. Sheridan, Jr. Members provide support to a family of local charities, each showing measurable results of changing lives and improving community conditions. Tocqueville Society members are deeply committed to making a difference in Central Georgia and express this through their extraordinary support of and generosity to United Way of Central Georgia.


La Table Ronde d’un Millions de Dollars — $1,000,000+
Ordre de Prosperté — $750,000-$999,999
Ordre de Connaissance — $500,000-$759,999
Ordre d’ Independence — $250,000-$499,999
La Société Nationale — $100,000-$249,999
Ordre de Fraternité — $75,000-$99,999
Ordre d’Egalité — $50,000-$74,999
Ordre de Liberté — $25,000-$49,999
Membres de la Société — $10,000-$24,999


The J. Clay Murphey Society was established in 1985 to honor United Way of Central Georgia’s founder. Members of the society follow a proud tradition of other great leaders who have declared, through their actions, that this community is worthy of significant personal investments. J. Clay Murphey Society members share the desire to make a major contribution to improving the quality of life for all in Central Georgia by supporting United Way’s efforts in Education, Income, and Health.  Membership in the J. Clay Murphey Society is reserved for those who make an annual contribution of at least $1,000 to $9,999 to United Way of Central Georgia.


Gold Circle           Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999
Silver Circle          Gifts of $3,000 to $4,999
Bronze Circle        Gifts of $1,000 to $2,999

LEARN MORE: To learn more about United Way's Leadership Giving program contact Jaime Kaplan at 478-745-4732 x115 or jkaplan@unitedwaycg.com