Pillars Lead the Way!

Our United Way of Champaign County leadership program, Pillars, was established in 1985. Over 1,400 Pillars contributed over $2 million last year - nearly 60 percent of the total dollars raised in the 2017 Campaign. Pillars continue to be the driving force behind our United Way campaign. Become a Pillar today!

We are very grateful for our sponsors. Their support underwrites all the costs of the Pillar program, including the IMPACT newsletter, annual Pillar celebration, new Pillar recruitment efforts and more. 

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

If you have any questions about the Pillar leadership program contact Becca Guyette, Director of Leadership Giving.