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Pillars Lead the Way!
Our United Way of Champaign County leadership program, Pillars, was established in 1985. 1,420 Pillars contributed $1,974,387 or 57% percent of the dollars raised in the 2011 Campaign. Pillars continue to be the driving force behind our United Way campaign. Become a Pillar today! Download the Pillar Pledge Form.
Mark your calendars for the 2012 Pillar Celebration Event: September 20 at the University of Illinois President's Home. Formal invitations will be mailed to all Pillars.
What is a Company Leadership Giving Program?
A conscious and strategic effort to encourage employees with an exceptionally generous spirit, a desire to step forward and act on that spirit, and a well-placed trust in United Way to make a leadership gift of $500 or more. Across the country, leadership giving is the fastest-growing segment of most company workplace campaigns. Recent surveys suggest companies that have a workplace leadership giving program in place experience, on average, twenty percent higher employee per capita giving than companies without a workplace leadership campaign effort.
United Way of Champaign County Pillar Leadership Giving Levels
$ 500 - $ 999 Bronze Circle
$ 1,000 - $1,999 Silver Circle
$ 2,000 - $2,999 Gold Circle
$ 3,000 - $4,999 Platinum Circle
$ 5,000 - $7,499 Cornerstone Circle
$ 7,500 - $9,999 Diamond Circle
$10,000+ Alexis de Tocqueville Society
Pillar Plus - Increase of annual gift of 10% or greater