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Leadership Giving - First Capital Club

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. Contributors to this giving program are recognized annually in the Giving Societies Book.

VIDEO: Click here to view the importance of giving at the leadership level, as outlined in the 2014 Leadership Giving Video.


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

For more information about the Tocqueville Society, click here.


Leadership Giving Council 2017-18

Suzanne McConkey, Chair
Glatfelter Insurance Group
Doug Berman
Reinsel Kuntz Lesher (RKL)
Michael Black 
DOCEO Office Solutions
Mike Bresnahan
Fulton Bank
Thom Conley 
LSC Design, Inc.
Kimberly Fishel
Brad Harner
Topflight Corporation
Zachary Kauffman
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Kim Kerlin
Community Volunteer
Dawn Paul
PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company

For more information about the Leadership Giving Program, please contact Nicole Shaffer, Director of Marketing & Communications, at (717) 771-3811.