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Giving Above and Beyond

You are invited to join a collective voice of individuals, families, and organizations committed to addressing the root issues of poverty in our community. When you do, you are saying no to things like child abuse, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. And you are saying yes to things like early childhood education, access to mental health services, and healthy families.

Choosing to take your philanthropy to the next level by giving above and beyond means moving beyond temporary assistance and helps create a pathway for sustainable change. When we all come together with a common voice, then we are game-changers.

Leadership Giving

Leadership givers are individuals and families who give $1,000 or more annually. These gifts provide life-changing opportunities for people across the South Plains and secure a brighter future for everyone in our community. Leadership givers are people who believe in empowering families and protecting the most vulnerable.

For women who give at the Leadership level, you are invited to join Women United, a group of women committed to preventing child abuse and neglect through education, advocacy, and volunteerism. Learn more about Women United.

Members are recognized annually

Alexis De Tocqueville Society

The Society is named for a young Frenchman who visited America in 1831. Following his visit, de Tocqueville published his observations and discussions with prominent Americans in “Democracy in America.” He applauded the voluntary spirit and observed that Americans always helped each other in times of need.

“I must say that I have seen Americans make great and real sacrifices to the public welfare; and have noticed a hundred instances in which they have hardly ever failed to lend faithful support to one another.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville

In the spirit of Alexis de Tocqueville's observations, Society members lend faithful support to the Lubbock area through a gift of $10,000 or more annually. These members are also recognized on a national level by United Way Worldwide.

Planned Giving

A planned allows donors the opportunity to establish a giving legacy that will forever support the needs of people in this area. United Way has a proven capacity to move with the needs of the community as it changes over time.

Endowment donors have a special commitment to our mission and work. These donors trust United Way’s accountable and transparent leadership to providing real assistance for this area. Many people think this sort of gift planning is complex and expensive to implement. However, there are some simple ways to make a permanent gift that has a big impact. United Way encourages all donors to consult with their family and their tax and investment advisors prior to making a planned gift.


For more information on any of these giving options, please email Amy Berry or call 806.747.2711.


“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more then you are a leader.” 

~ John Quincy Adams.