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Leadership Giving

The extraordinary generosity demonstrated by our Leadership Givers has propelled them to new heights of philanthropy and continues to further our work in making the community better, stronger and healthier. Thanks to the unparalleled generosity of these caring individuals, leadership gifts to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties surpassed $1,000,000 for the first time during the 2016/17 Campaign. 
 
Alexis de Tocqueville Society 
The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties'  Alexis de Tocqueville Society was formed in 1994 to honor our most generous donors who have a deep commitment to our community and a strong tradition of philanthropy to create real, lasting change in people’s lives. Since then, this extraordinary group of community leaders has contributed more than $2.5 million to address a broad range of needs while strengthening our entire region. 
 
The members of the United Way of Lackawanna County’s Tocqueville Society fulfill the 19th Century writings of the French aristocrat, Alexis de Tocqueville, by exhibiting the American philanthropic spirit. Membership in United Way's Tocqueville Society—with an annual gift of $10,000 or more—is one of the most effective ways to make a powerful difference in the lives of people in our community who most need our help.
 
Rhoda Higgins Warren Association 
Mrs. Rhoda Higgins Warren was one of the first volunteers of the Lackawanna County Community Chest—precursor to the United Way. Mrs. Warren served as a community volunteer for more than 70 years, dedicating her life to making a better life for others less fortunate than she.
 
Members of the Rhoda Higgins Warren Association are community leaders who believe in the volunteer spirit so embodied by Mrs. Warren. Association members make their personal commitment to continue Mrs. Warren's work with an annual contribution of $1,000 or more to the United Way. 
 
Currently raising more than $410,000 annually, the Association is vital in helping to make available the critical services and programs that truly matter in this community.