Join the Palmetto Society

Palmetto society donors at Charleston Riverdogs game with family 

Palmetto Society members share a spirit of caring, a passion for giving generously, and a desire to make a real difference in the lives of people in need in our community.

Each year the Palmetto Society grows with an understanding that a leadership gift to Trident United Way is an investment resulting in measurable impact on key community issues. We invest in Trident United because of its strategic vision, and its ability to bring community and business leaders to the table to create smart solutions.

With nearly 1,200 Palmetto Society members contributing more than $1.1 million, we are dedicated to making our community a better place. We hope you will continue to join us as champions of positive change.

Benefits YOU will enjoy as a member: 

  • Premiere networking and social events with other members
  • Prominent recognition in Trident United Way’s annual leadership listings
  • 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
Palmetto Society members donate $1,000 or more annually to Trident United Way. Within the Society, there are three levels of membership:

President's Circle


Executive's Circle


Director's Circle


2024 Palmetto Society Oyster Roast & Lowcountry Boil

Members of Trident United Way Palmetto Society gathered for A Donation Shell-a-Bration Oyster Roast & Lowcountry Boil on February 7, 2024 at the Cooper River Room in Mount Pleasant. Attendees connected with other philanthropic community supporters, listened to live music and enjoyed views of the Cooper River and Ravenel Bridge. Thank you to all who attended!


Thank you to our generous event sponsor

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2023 Luncheon for Impact

In recognition of their generosity and mission support, Trident United Way Palmetto Society members were invited to attend the 2023 Luncheon for Impact on December 11, 2023 at the Camden Room in the Charleston Visitors Center. Attendees learned more about the newly adopted ALICE® Framework, Changemaker Grant Cycle updates and the impact of their investments in the community.


Thank you to our generous event sponsors




Please contact Ben Leach at (843) 207-4208 or for more information.