Leadership Giving

Our giving societies are made up of community and business leaders like YOU who are passionate about changing lives and pulling together the expertise and resources that get meaningful results.

In addition to our giving societies, as a leadership giver you are able to engage more deeply in the work and community of Trident United Way supporters by participating in Donor Networks. You can elect to become a member of multiple Donor Network Groups that are of interest and apply to you. Trident United Way Donor Networks include African American Leadership Council (AALC), Women United (WU) and Young Leaders United (YLU).

Learn more about our Donor Networks

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Trident United Way Palmetto Society

The Trident United Way Palmetto Society recognizes donors who give $1,000 - $9,999 annually to Trident United Way. Nearly 1,200 members strong, the Trident United Way Palmetto Society contributes more than $1.1 million of Trident United Way giving in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. Trident United Way Palmetto Society members set a standard of charitable giving in our community and motivate others to contribute at a leadership level to Trident United Way. 

Young Leaders United members at Mix and Mingle event  

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Alexis de Tocqueville Society

The Trident United Way Tocqueville Society is a worldwide network of extraordinary community leaders and philanthropists who invest $10,000 or more annually through their local United Ways. At Trident United Way, our members demonstrate a deep commitment to making a tangible difference in the lives of children, young people and families in the Tri-County area. 

Tocqueville Society Members at spring gathering at the beach club Bill Finn speaks to attendees at Tocqueville Society event Peter Burrous speaks with a Young Leaders United member at Mix and Mingle event

Benefits YOU will enjoy as a member of the Trident United Way Leadership Giving Societies: 

  • Premiere networking and social events with other members

  • Prominent recognition in Trident United Way’s annual Leadership Book

  • Opportunities to engage with other highly influential philanthropists in our community

  • Special communications about Trident United Way’s work and the impact of your contribution

  • Qualification for membership in all applicable donor networks


For more information, contact Mike Gibbons at (843) 740-7739 mgibbons@tuw.org.