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 2014 Campaign. Pillars continue to be the driving force behind our United Way campaign. Become a Pillar today! 

Pillar News

We're excited to debut a new look for our annual Pillar Book. The Pillar Book is now IMPACT - United Way's Pillar Newsletter. IMPACT is published three times per year and features in-depth articles on United Way's work. The Fall issue is a special expanded edition, which features a listing of our Pillar donors - previously found in the Pillar Book.


Read the Fall 2015 IMPACT newsletter here.

View our Bronze Pillar Listing (Gift of $500 or 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.