Giving Societies

As a United Way leadership contributor, you not only help shape the future of our community, you set a powerful example that others follow. Individuals participating as a leadership giving level are leaders in philanthropy whose wholehearted generosity supports the health and human services needs of San Antonio and Bexar County. You are the foundations of our United Way campaign.

True leaders come from all walks of life. They can be plumbers, teachers, homemakers, or executives. What unifies these diverse leaders is their common commitment to lead by example through gifts of financial resources, time or talent.

If you have not yet joined one of our leadership giving programs, we encourage you to do so today.

Leadership Programs


Alexis de Tocqueville Society ($10,000 or more) – The Alexis de Tocqueville Society was created to recognize individuals who have rendered volunteer and philanthropic services to our community. Society members are in a unique position to help those in need. They have chosen United Way as the most effective way to focus their efforts to build a brighter future for our community.


Briscoe Society ($5,000 – $9,999) – Members in the Briscoe Society reflects a significant investment in United Way, an organization that is proven in its efficiency, effectiveness and accountability. Together, the members of the Briscoe Society will continue to forge a legacy of generosity, as their highly visible involvement motivates others to make similar commitments to programs that result in changed lives – and an entire community of individuals and families made stronger and more self-sufficient.


Bejar Society ($2,500 – $4,999) – The Presidio San Antonio de Bejar was built in 1718 to protect the fledgling mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo). The name Bejar, a town in Spain, was adapted to Bexar and became the name of the county. In the spirit of those pioneers who protected the mission which was to become the very shrine of Texas, this leadership giving group is named.


Tejas Society ($1,000 – $2,499) – The word Tejas was first used by the indigenous people living in this part of the country as a greeting meaning friend or ally. Many years later, the word was used to identify a tribe known for its friendliness and generosity. These are the people who today proudly call themselves Texans. It is fitting that the Tejas Society salutes concerned citizens with a strong social conscience who recognize United Way as the single best health and human service problem-solving organization that exists in San Antonio today.


Alamo Society ($500 – $999) – Members of United Way’s Alamo Society have taken a stand for a community made stronger by programs that result in changed lives. They join the distinctive company of dedicated heroes who recognize United Way to be the best way to meet local problems with strikingly impressive solutions and collaborations.


Women’s Leadership Council ($500 or more) – Your leadership gift qualifies you for membership within this special initiative. Learn more 


Emerging Leaders Council Give a minimum of $250 OR Log 24 hours of volunteer service for the calendar year at United Way supported agencies (Giving the equivalent of one day of service per year). Learn more 


Please give generously.

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2016 Leadership Societies