leadership society

United Way’s Leadership Society is a group of community leaders who donate $500 or more annually to United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. Members play an essential role in addressing our community’s most pressing needs through philanthropy, leadership, and volunteerism. 

Lunch with leaders

Lunch with Leaders is a unique and intimate opportunity for members to engage with our community's most prominent leaders.

Board leadership training

Members receive a discount to our annual Board Leadership Training, which helps individuals understand the ins-and-outs of nonprofit board service. Participants hear from local nonprofit leaders, engage in hands-on activities, and have the opportunity to meet with organizations who are looking for new board members.










Leadership Society members are able to take advantage of unique volunteering opportunities year-round!

  • United Way Program Investment Volunteer- Help United Way score and evaluate applications for each funding cycle.
  • Volunteer Tax Preparer - Make a big difference for others this tax season and spend some time at one of our VITA sites as a Volunteer Tax Preparer.
  • Family Volunteer Day - Bring the whole family and tackle a large scale volunteer project, like meal packing for local food pantries.



Special thanks to our generous Leadership Society event sponsors: