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. 

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 that are looking for new board members.









Picture of United Way Volunteers volunteering

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 Season - Bring the whole family and tackle a large-scale volunteer project, like meal packing for local food pantries.

This Photo Shows all of the sponsors that donate to United Way based on rank