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United Way Leadership Giving

Leadership Givers are generous

community members who
are helping to address our
community’s greatest

How Can You Make An Impact? Become a Leadership Giver.

United Way advances the common good by creating Our vision for Chicagoland:
opportunities for a better life for all. We focus on Income, • Families earn a livable income
Education and Health—the essential building blocks for a
• Children enter kindergarten ready to learn and start
good quality of life. We link thousands of non-profits,
high school on track to graduate
businesses, institutions, and millions of individuals to
each other, creating a network of support for individuals • Everyone has access to comprehensive health services
and families that strengthens our community. United Way recruits the people and organizations who
As a Leadership Giver you strengthen our community bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to
through your annual gift of $1,000 or more and your get the job done. We develop focused, measurable
dedication to our vision for Chicagoland. strategies that insure your Leadership Giving investment
achieves results.

Benefit Overview of Leadership Giving

Create lasting change in the community Enjoy charitable giving tax savings.
Your United Way Leadership gift will support the most Charitable contributions to United Way in the form of
effective programs that address the most critical needs payroll deduction, check, credit card or securities qualify
across our region—needs around Income, Education for deductions on your federal tax form. For example:
and Health.
If your gift to United Way is $1,000 $2,500 $5,000
Be recognized as a leader
You will be part of the United Way Online Membership Your tax savings will be $280* $700* $1,400*
Directory, which reaches more than 10,000 people Your United Way gift costs you $720 $1,800 $3,600
at hundreds of companies across Chicagoland.
* Assumes a 28% tax bracket. Your savings may increase if you are in a higher tax bracket. For specific
Investment & Involvement in the Community information regarding your personal situation and tax benefits, consult your tax counsel.

As a Leadership Giver you will receive invitations to

exclusive issue awareness and networking events and
volunteer opportunities with fellow Leadership Givers For more information:
Contact Brittany Martin at 312.906.2246
in the community, as well as regular updates on the
impact of your investment.

In addition, you will be eligible to win terrific prizes in our Leadership Giving raffle! Recent prizes include full set of Cobra golf clubs,
Cubs, Blackhawks and Bulls group skybox passes and all-inclusive party packages for Brookfield Zoo!
Leadership & Tocqueville Society
Giving Levels
Leadership Givers are generous individuals who invest $1,000 The Leadership Circle is an exclusive group of generous
or more annually ($20/week) in United Way. individuals who invest between $2,500 and $9,999 ($50-$200/
week) in United Way.
Leadership Giving Level Membership Benefits
Daniel H. Burnham $1,000 — $1,499 • Attend an exclusive event with fellow Leadership Circle and
Jane Addams $1,500 — $2,499 Tocqueville Society members
Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable $2,500 — $4,999 • Be recognized as a United Way Leadership Circle member
Père Jacques Marquette $5,000 — $7,499
and a philanthropic leader in the community
Abraham Lincoln $7,500 — $9,999

Tocqueville Society is comprised of prominent civic and The United Way Tocqueville Society recognizes individuals who
philanthropic leaders who are committed to advancing the commit to reach the $10,000 giving level within four years.
common good throughout Chicagoland. With gifts of $10,000 These donors become fully acknowledged members of the
or more, Tocqueville Society Members play a vital role in helping Tocqueville Society from day one by committing to the following
people across our region move beyond crisis and into stability. contribution plan:
Tocqueville Society levels Entry Year . . . . . $5,000
Tocqueville Society $10,000 — $14,999 Year Two . . . . . . $6,500
Order of Independence $15,000 — $24,999 Year Three . . . . . $8,000
Order of Liberty $25,000 — $49,999 Year Four . . . . . . $10,000
Order of Equality $50,000 — $74,999
Order of Fraternity $75,000 — $99,999
The National Society $100,000 — $999,999
Million Dollar Roundtable $1,000,000 and above


Through a generous grant, Harris Bank and BMO Capital
Markets will match, dollar for dollar, new and increased
(to the next giving level) contributions of $1,000 or more*
to the 2010 United Way campaign, making your
Leadership or Tocqueville gift even more powerful.
If you... Harris Bank and BMO Chicagoland will receive...
Capital Markets will match...
give your first Leadership gift of $1,000 Dollar for dollar $1,000 $2,000 ($1,000 gift + $1,000 match)
increase your Leadership gift to the next giving level (for example, from Dollar for dollar $1,500 $3,000 ($1,500 gift + $1,500 match)
$1,000 to $1,5000)
commit to the Tocqueville Step-Up plan (reaching a gift of $10,000 within Dollar for dollar $10,000 $15,000 ($5,000 gift + $10,000 match)
four years), your first-year gift of $5,000 will be matched at $10,000!
give your first Tocqueville gift of $10,000 Dollar for dollar $10,000 $20,000 ($10,000 gift + $10,000 match)
commit to the Tocqueville Next Step plan, your gift will be matched Dollar for dollar $15,000 $27,500 ($12,500 gift + $15,000 match)
at the next giving level! For example, your Next Step gift of $12,500
will be matched at $15,000!

*Up to $200,000. At the request of Harris Bank and BMO Capital Markets, match dollars are invested back into the community through United Way
of Metropolitan Chicago and are not designated to a specific organization.