Leadership Giving Association

What is the Leadership Giving Association?

United Way of Washtenaw County’s Leadership Giving Association is comprised of generous community members who are helping to address our community’s greatest challenges. These donations advance the common good in Washtenaw County by supporting programs and strategies in education, health and financial stability throughout our community. 

NEW THIS YEAR!  Step-up To Leadership

United Way is introducing a step-up plan for the Leadership Giving Association that allows new members to join at $500 in their first year, then $750 in their second year, and $1,000 in the third year.  This allows community members to join and be recognized as Leadership Giving Association members in their first year and provides the ability to gradually increase ones giving.

Leadership Giving Benefits

  • As a Leadership donor, you are giving back to the community. You are creating positive, lasting changes in the lives of children and families every day.
  • Leadership donors are perceived as positive role models for their peers which may increase the level of participation and total dollars raised throughout the community.
  • An invitation to network with other community leaders and supporters at the Annual Leadership Reception.

Leadership Giving Requirements

Make an annual gift between $1,000 and $9,999. Please note, spouses' gifts can be combined to meet the minimum gift requirement for each giving level.

Leadership Giving Level

Individuals or couples may make their leadership gift to United Way of Washtenaw County at one of the levels below:
  • Member: $1,000 - $2,499
  • Bronze: $2,500 - $3,999
  • Silver: $4,000 - $6,999
  • Gold: $7,000 - $9,999

How to Join

  1. Make a Leadership level gift to your employer's United Way Workplace Campaign
  2. Make your leadership gift online HERE.
  3. Make your leadership gift via mail: 

    United Way of Washtenaw County
    Attn: Susan Smith
    2305 Platt Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  48104

Interested in making a stock gift? Please reference UWWC's stock gift guide HERE.

The Leadership Giving Association (LGA) is stewarded by the LGA Committee (listed below)

JPaul Dixon, Chair 
Sr. VP Hylant 

Steve Dobson, Member
Community Volunteer

Sarah Otto, Member
Community Volunteer

Skip Simms, Member
Sr. VP, Ann Arbor SPARK

Deb Thompson, Member
Community Volunteer

Doug Watts, Member
Financial Planner, Vintage Financial Services

Kathy Wood, Member
Partner & Sr. VP, Kapnik Insurance

For more information about the Leadership Giving Association, contact Susan Smith at ssmith@uwwashtenaw.org or 734-677-7227.