Leadership Giving

THE VANGUARD                                                                                                                                              

The Vanguard Leadership Giving Program is a tradition of support that recognizes contributors of $1,000 or more to United Way of Greater Lafayette. The Vanguard giving legacy includes people from large and small businesses and industry; the legal, medial, and professional community; educators; entrepreneurs; and retirees.

There are six levels of Vanguard Leadership Giving:

  • Pearl Level: $1,000 to $1,499

  • Topaz: $1,500 - $1,999

  • Sapphire: $2,000 - $3,499

  • Ruby: $3,500 to $4,999

  • Emerald: $5,000 to $9,999

  • Alexis de Tocqueville Society: $10,000 and up


If you are interested in making a Vanguard gift or have questions about The Vanguard, please e-mail Michael Budd, CEO.

Visit our Vanguard Page to learn more. 



The Alexis de Tocqueville Society, formed in 2003 named after Alexis Charles-Henri Clerel de Tocqueville’s admiration for the spirit of voluntary association and voluntary effort for the common good, is a national, philanthropic society honoring individuals throughout the United States making gifts of $10,000 and above annually to their local United Way organizations.

We salute our Alexis de Tocqueville donors who give so generously, lead by example and help to ensure the future of our community.

If you are interested in making an Alexis de Tocqueville gift or have questions, please e-mail Michael Budd, CEO.

Visit our Tocqueville Page to learn more. 



ELU is a group of people under the age of 40 who are dedicated to improving the lives of people living in the Greater Lafayette area through our support of United Way's mission and values. We get together to help our community through volunteer work, and we attend events that help us develop professionally. Emerging Leaders is a great way to connect, serve and lead our community!

If you are interested in making an Emerging Leaders United gift or learning more visit Emerging Leaders United to learn more. 


Women united 

If you are interested in making a Women United gift or have questions, please e-mail Ashley Biesemeier, Resource Development Associate.

Visit our Women United Page to learn more.



United Way of Greater Lafayette also recognizes donors of planned gifts. To learn more about making a deferred gift, contact our CEO, Michael Budd (765) 742-9077 ext. 223.