Leadership Giving - First Capital Club
United Way of York County's success depends on contributors who set high standards of giving. Members of the First Capital Club provide vital support to the annual campaign with gifts of $1,000 - $9,999, including combined household gifts. First Capital Club members contributed $1,544,300 to the 2015 Campaign, representing 23.6% of the total dollars raised. Contributors to this giving program are recognized annually in the Giving Societies Book.
A Message from the 2017 Leadership Giving Council Chair
Suzanne McConkey, SPHR
Vice President, Human Resources
Glatfelter Insurance Group
2015 was another successful year for the United Way’s annual campaign and the Leadership Giving program. We were extremely excited to welcome 166 new First Capital Club members in 2015 – thank you, and welcome to those of you who stepped up your giving to join the ranks of United Way’s top contributors. We would also like to thank the 386 returning First Capital Club members who increased their contribution over the previous year!
Your generosity as First Capital Club members equates to $1.54M raised for the annual campaign. That is 23.6% of the $6.54M raised in 2015. Give yourselves a round of applause for your generosity and a job well done!
I’m often asked why I give to the United Way. My answer is simple – because it is the right thing to do. Like many of you, I have been blessed with a wonderful support network of family and friends, a comfortable home to live in, and a great job that allows me to live a very good life. We know there are many people in our community who are not as fortunate. Giving to the United Way is my way of paying it forward. It is simply the right thing to do!
As we go into the 2016 campaign, I have a challenge for you. I want your help in recruiting new members to the Leadership Giving Team. For less than $20 a week (the cost of a couple of lunches or a few draft beers) your friends and coworkers can become leadership givers. That $20 a week could support an individual through Penn-Mar’s entire Customized Community Employment program, which assists individuals with special needs to secure jobs in the community. I am proud to tell you that one of my fellow GIG associates is part of this great program. That $20 a week could give 60 preschool children access to vision screenings by ForSight Vision. Ask yourself which is more important, the lunch or beer or helping those less fortunate.
Please join me in building a First Capital Club TEAM THAT MAKES GREAT THINGS HAPPEN in York County!
Leadership Giving Levels
First Capital Club: Gifts of $1,000 - $9,999
|Ambassadors:||$1,000 - $1499|
|Representatives:||$1,500 - $2,499|
|Senators:||$2,500 - $4,999|
|Vice Presidents:||$5,000 - $7,499|
|Presidents:||$7,500 - $9,999|
Tocqueville Society: Gifts of $10,000 or more
Leadership Giving Council 2015-16
For more information about the Leadership Giving Program, please contact Chad Myers, Director of Resource Development at (717) 771-3801.