Become a Select Donor

In United Way of Lake and Sumter, there are many opportunities to give and make a difference. Whether you choose to give weekly, monthly, or annually, all options are available and life changing for so many. For example, your weekly donation of $50 for one year will keep the lights on for TEN families. Your weekly donation of $19 dollars for one year could change the life-long trajectory of more than thirty children enrolled in early learning centers. And your monthly donation of $833, or a weekly donation for one year of $193 dollars, will transport 520 veterans to and from much needed medical care for an entire year!

Per Year:



purchases 2,000 diapers to help keep babies clean, healthy and dry



allows low income shift workers to keep their jobs through 40 rides to work.



changes the lives of two children through six months of ongoing after-school mentoring

Per Year:



connects 135 people to critical resources such as housing and counseling through United Way 2‑1‑1



covers essential immediate needs for eight families recovering from disaster (for example, a house fire)



provides a semester of mental health therapy for 24 children through United Way’s PATH

Only you will know which level is your ideal choice and only you will know which level fulfills your heart’s desire and those you wish to help. We are so grateful for your generous giving and all the ways in which you allow us to make an even greater difference in our communities. As you continue to give throughout the year, either as an individual, business, or through workplace giving and your employer, each contribution matters and each contributions adds up to achieve various select donor levels. The first level many of our donors reach is that of Leadership Giver.

For more information about becoming a Select Donor, please contact our Director of Resource Development, Brandon Pitts, at 352-787-7530 ext.245 or

Tocqueville Society
$10,000 or more
Visionary Circle
$5,000 – $9,999
$1,000 – $4,999
Invitation to Exclusive Tocqueville Society events    
Timely Tocqueville Society Communications    
Professional, dedicated staff    
Opportunities to Visit Program Sites to Engage with UWLS’s Impact Work  
Invitation to Leadership Events
Updates on Impact of Investment
Invitation to Join Leadership
Exclusive Community Engagement Activities      
Invitation to Annual Events      

Leadership Givers

Leadership Giving contributions are those of between $1,000 and $4,999 annually. It is the generosity of our Leadership Givers that is the mainstay of United Way of Lake and Sumter’s individual giving. The 375 donors who gave at this level in 2019 provided more than $200,000.00 of our community investment and impact. While we keep a lean operation and low overhead, 94% of your Leadership Level contributions goes directly to our communities. It is a special person who gives at this level and shows true commitment to creating a healthier and stronger community for the benefit of all.

Tocqueville Society

Tocqueville members are a generous group of philanthropic leaders who support United Way and our community at a higher level. Tocqueville givers are often some of our region’s most influential business and civic leaders making difference in the lives of people who need it most. Tocqueville members may also be simply generous and wanting to impact our programs.