Leadership donations are vital to United Way’s efforts to improve people’s lives and create lasting change in our community. Our leadership giving demonstrates the voluntary caring spirit that is very much alive in Marathon County.
Donors giving $600 or more (individual or combined household gift) become members of United Way Summit League.
Leadership level support is acknowledged by:
- An invitation to the Summit League member reception
- A subscription to our United Way Wired newsletter
- Names are listed in United Way publications (unless anonymous)
Giving levels are:
Final Ascent Team $4,000 – $9,999
Camp Five $2,600 – $3,999
Camp Four $1,600 – $2,599
Camp Three $1,000 – $1,599
Camp Two $750 – $999
Base Camp $600 – $749
Donors giving $10,000+
More than 100 years ago, French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville traveled extensively throughout the United States and marveled at the young nation’s generous spirit. His travels were the basis of a book, Democracy in America, in which he wrote, “When an American asks for the cooperation of his fellow citizens, it is seldom refused; and I have seen it afforded spontaneously and with great good will.”
At the Summit League reception, a Tocqueville Award is presented to recognize long term philanthropy benefiting our community. The 2016 Tocqueville honorees were John and Nancy Skoug.