Leadership Giving

Leadership Giving

The spectacular Cascade Mountains skyline provides a dramatic background for our unique Central Oregon community: unique because of the setting as well as the character of the people who live here.

These majestic mountain peaks serve as benchmarks for the Summit Society (annual contributions between $1,000 and $9,999) and the Tocqueville Society (annual contributions of $10,000 or more): recognizing those individuals who demonstrate the highest level of commitment to the quality of life within our community.

Living within the shadows of our peaked horizon are people in need of help: childhood trauma is felt one person, one family at a time. Individuals and families in our community are experiencing their own traumatic events such as violence, addiction, mental illness, hunger, and homelessness. A donation of $1,000 ensures that one month’s rent can be paid for a family unit and a donation of $10,000 purchases 60,000 meals to distribute throughout Deschutes County.s.

Collectively, through the spirit of leadership giving, members of the Summit & Tocqueville Societies make a difference by demonstrating uncommon benevolence in addressing local human needs to provide a safety net of services for people who are experiencing their own personal traumatic events now and those who will in the year ahead, and to prevent those events from occurring in the future. We recognize the power that comes from shared purpose and through support of United Way of Deschutes County, your support is key.

We invite you to accept the challenge to ascend to new heights of stewardship through Leadership Giving.

Leadership Giving Levels

The Tocqueville Society $10,000 +
South Sister $7,500 - $9,999
North Sister $5,000 - $7,499
Broken Top $3,000 - $4,999
Mt. Bachelor $2,000 - $2,999
Paulina Peak $1,000 - $1,999

 Tocqueville Society

The Tocqueville Society is a national major gifts and recognition program initiated by the United Way of America in 1984. The United Way of Deschutes County established the local Society in 2005. Because Tocqueville recognized, applauded and immortalized the voluntary spirit that thrives in the hearts of Americans, the United Way honors those who contribute $10,000 or more annually, through a local United Way, with membership in the Tocqueville Society.

Membership in the Tocqueville Society is an opportunity to affirm your leadership and commitment to our community. It unites a growing group of civic-minded individuals creating a powerful legacy to help shape the future of Deschutes County. Membership in this esteemed group encourages others to open themselves to the importance of the United Way and its role of helping people to care for one another.

For more information about the United Way of Deschutes County Tocqueville Society contact Ken Wilhelm.

For more information about the national program and member benefits visit the United Way Worldwide Tocqueville Society.