Donors Like You

Join us and be part of the change!

United Way of East Central Iowa recruits people and organizations across the community to bring passion, expertise, and resources to get things done. This includes more than 19,000 donors who participate in the annual campaign. A handful of them appear below.

We all have a stake in creating a healthy, successful community.

Leadership Giving Societies

Leadership societies connect our most passionate donors. Together, they tackle today’s urgent challenges by creating lasting, systemic change. Membership enables you to create a meaningful bond to work in our community and to others who share your commitment. Consider becoming part of a leadership society this year if you haven’t before. If you have, thank you!


Alexis de Tocqueville Society

Created recognize individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to their community.

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Labor Leadership Giving Society

Recognizes Union members who demonstrate a personal commitment to caring for one another and those most in need.

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T.M. Sinclair Society 

United Way named its first philanthropic leadership society after Mr. Sinclair because of his belief in teaching every child to read and write and his commitment to our developing community.

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Touch Tomorrow Society

This society recognizes donors who have supported the United Way Endowment through outright or estate gifts.

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William B. Quarton Society

Recognizes Union members who demonstrate a personal commitment to caring for one another and those most in need.

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Women’s Leadership Initiative

Women’s Leadership Initiative unites funds and resources to ensure the well-being of women in need.

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Young Leaders Society

YLS recognizes individuals and couples 40 years or younger, and offers networking opportunities for new and emerging community leaders.

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Leadership Directory

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Thoughts from donors like you

“My family and I are glad to contribute to United Way. Our donations support organizations and programs that make our community a better place.”

Wes & Kari Cooling Family, Converge Consulting and Holmes Murphy

“I donate my time, talent, and resources to United Way because they make life-changing differences for families in our community through their services, programs and partner agencies. It takes all of us to successfully serve those in need.”

— Katie Mulholland, Retired Linn-Mar Community School District Superintendent

“United Way is continuing to do what it does best – to use the dollars effectively that are donated to this organization.”

Jack Evans, The Hall-Perrine Foundation

“United Way is important. Whether you are a Millennial, a Gen Xer or older, we are all part of the same community.”

— Brent Cobb, World Class Industries

“Giving with United Way becomes a habit and it’s a great habit. There’s tremendous satisfaction.”

— Mike & Esther Wilson, Rockwell retiree and community volunteer