What is the Vanguard?
The Vanguard is a United Way giving program that recognizes donors of $1,000 or more annually. Most Vanguard donors allot a portion of their donation to support the administrative expenses of the campaign so that all other donors may be certain 100 percent of their gifts go directly to the agencies. Vanguard donors may also choose to direct all or part of their contributions to agency support.

Individuals or combined households contributing at the following levels qualify for membership in the Vanguard:

  • Pearl $1,000-$1,499
  • Topaz $1,500-$1,999
  • Sapphire $2,000-$3,499
  • Ruby $3,500-$4,999
  • Emerald $5,000-$9,999
  • Alexis de Tocqueville Society $10,000 and up

Vanguard contributors are very special to United Way — and to our community. Last year, Vanguards helped

  • Place 670 classroom mentors in every public elementary school in Tippecanoe County
  • Bring $2.2 million dollars back to Tippecanoe County in tax revenue through VITA
  • Aid 260 children be prepared to succeed in Kindergarten

Give a little more...Help a lot more!
Become a Vanguard, increase your Vanguard level, or pledge to be a Vanguard and you will help the Greater Lafayette community even more! (Vanguard gifts are at least $1,000 annually.)