Overview of affinity groups and giving societies

At United Way, we believe greater impact is possible when we work together. Affinity groups and giving societies are networks of passionate individuals who join forces to advocate, volunteer and generously donate to support the neighborhood-focused work of United Way. Join one of these groups today to connect with other local leaders and to become a change maker in your neighborhood.

affinity groups and giving societies

Tocqueville Society

As steadfast business, civic and philanthropic leaders, Tocqueville Society members share a passion for positive local change. Through a high level of giving, these dedicated donors demonstrate their unwavering commitment to making our region a place where every person can thrive.

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Women United

Women United is an influential group of women leaders who are dedicated to building stronger neighborhoods. Members connect with women throughout the region and help them advance through transitions such as employment, school or motherhood. Through this supportive network, Women United is mobilizing women to help their neighbors across metro Chicago.

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Young Leaders United

Young Leaders United (YLU) is an enthusiastic group of young professionals who are igniting change in their communities. By engaging with their peers through year-round events, YLU members grow their professional networks, give of their time and their talents, and raise funds to support the work of United Way—all while having a lot of fun.

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Give Money.

Invest in people. Invest in your neighborhood. Invest in a stronger Chicago.


Give Time.

Share your time. Share your talents. Share your love for community.

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