Affinity Groups & Giving Societies

We are a diverse group of individuals from city neighborhoods, suburbs and villages. Individuals who unite together to fight for a stronger Chicago region — extending the reach of United Way’s impact through volunteer opportunities, fundraising events and networking. Check out our Affinity Group and Giving Society pages and choose the group that’s right for you.

  • Tocqueville Society is a powerful group of more than 650 local business, civic and philanthropic leaders who share a passion for positive community change and making a difference with their annual gifts of $10,000 or more.

  • Leadership Giving is a group of generous donors who give $1,000 or more to support the most effective programs and provide lasting solutions for children, families and entire neighborhoods in need throughout the region.

  • Women’s Leadership Council is a a vibrant, diverse and global force of nearly 70,000 women leaders in more than 160 communities. Together, we mobilize the caring power of women to strengthen neighborhoods across the region.

  • Young Leaders Society is a group of caring and committed young professionals on a mission to encourage philanthropy and volunteerism among their peers.

  • United Pride serves the LGBTQ community’s range of needs both within United Way and in our neighborhoods to affect change and foster a culture of generosity and inclusion.