Leadership Giving: You Are Leading the Change

You might be surprised to know that during our 2019 community campaign there were over 550 leadership donors!

Leadership donors come together to lead change around our community’s most pressing social issues, demonstrating a deep commitment to the well-being of local people and paving the way for social change. Leadership donors make a meaningful difference in the community with an individual annual donation of $1,200–$9,999. This collective investment helps address the root causes of social challenges and creates long-term strategies to solve them.

Leadership Donor levels, as donated annually:

Bronze Leader:$1,200–$2,499

Silver Leader: $2,500–$4,999

Gold Leader: $5,000–$9,999

Why become a Leadership Donor?

  • Recognition as a Leadership Donor in our online Donor Wall
  • An invitation to our Leadership Donor recognition event, a valuable opportunity to meet and network with like-minded Leadership Donors
  • The opportunity to join Women United, where you will receive invites to exclusive educational and networking events
  • Reporting from rigorous evaluation on how your investment is being used to solve problems in our city
  • Valuable tax benefits

The Auchinleck and King Match

We are pleased to announce that together, Major Donors Linda & Richard Auchinleck and Beverly King, have stepped forward with a match gift. These donors have made an exceptional gift this year and would like to challenge you to make an investment with a similar spirit.


INCREASE YOUR IMPACT – Increase your gift this year and the growth portion of your gift will be matched! The Match is available up to a maximum of $75,000. Contributions supporting United Way programs and initiatives will be matched.

If you have questions about this matching opportunity, please contact Jenny McLeod at 250-220-7378 or jenny.mcleod@uwgv.ca

Leadership Giving tax benefits

Leadership Giving is a beneficial investment for you. Your donation is eligible for valuable tax credits, which can reduce the federal and provincial income tax you pay every year.

See how much you can save on your taxes for each level of Leadership Giving:

  • Tax Benefits
  • Annual Donation
  • BC Tax Credit
  • Federal Tax Credit
  • Cost After Tax
  • Leadership Donors
  • Bronze $1,200
  • $157
  • $320
  • $723
  • $1,200 – $9,999
  • Silver $2,500
  • $348
  • $697
  • $1,455
  • $1,200 – $9,999
  • Gold $5,000
  • $715
  • $1,422
  • $2,863

*These examples are based on an annual taxable income of less than $205,842. Please consult a financial advisor to learn more.

“I remain more firmly convinced than ever that United Way is the most effective and efficient mechanism for raising and allocating charitable dollars in the community. The magic formula that has made the United Way so successful to date: volunteerism, sophisticated campaigning, thorough and participatory allocation procedures, accountability to the public and funded organizations, minimal administrative costs—will continue to serve us well in to the future.”

If you would like to become a leader donor, please visit our donation page.

Want to know more about your Leadership Giving options?

Interested in volunteering on our Leaders Committee? Click here, we would love to have your talents and expertise.

Contact: Darryl Els, Donor Relations Officer – Individual & Planned Giving to learn more. Email darryl.els@uwgv.ca or phone (250) 220-7365