Leadership Giving - First Capital Club
United Way of York County's success depends on contributors who set high standards of giving. Members of the First Capital Club provide vital support to the annual campaign with gifts of $1,000 - $9,999, including combined household gifts. Contributors to this giving program are recognized annually in the Giving Societies Book.
A Message from the Leadership Giving Council Immediate Past Chair
Suzanne McConkey, SPHR
Glatfelter Insurance Group
For the past four years I have volunteered to serve as the Chair of United Way’s Leadership Giving Council because I know the important role that Leadership Giving plays in the success of the annual campaign. As the landscape of employee campaigns continues to change – with more companies becoming national or global brands that no longer have the ability to make decisions on a local level – Leadership Giving continues to provide a pathway to growth.
In 2018, we continued to see an increase in the number of Leadership Givers, and in addition to all the returning Givers, we welcomed 148 new donors into the First Capital Club. Of our 1,173 members, 539 individuals generously increased their giving.
As a Council, we are thrilled to see York continue to answer the call to invest into our community through United Way. I am proud to share that this year, longtime Leadership Giving Council member Thom Conley has agreed to step into the role of Chair. Please join me in congratulating him and supporting him as he works to continue to grow this vital group of donors. Although my time as Chair is coming to an end, I am always proud to stand UNITED with my coworkers, friends, and family as we work to ensure our community has the support it needs to thrive.
A Message from the 2019 Leadership Giving Council Chair
I am often asked why my family supports United Way. As the incoming Chair of the Leadership Giving Council, it seemed time to reflect on this question. Life is a journey, during which we experience hills and valleys, joy and sadness. Although we are each traveling on our own life path, we do not take this journey alone. Every day our life paths cross and we have an impact on one another. My family believes that everyone is called to be a blessing to others. This could be anything from a simple smile to supporting an organization like United Way.
In a world with so many opportunities to give in so many ways, why support United Way at a Leadership Giving level? It's simple: United Way can take my family's financial support and combine it with other contributions to do more. My contributions support the great United Way partner agencies, each of which support the people in our community. This is the ultimate domino effect. My family's gift started off as a challenge presented by Bob Kinsley, but it comes down to this: We are called to be a blessing and support community.
If you are not a Leadership Giver, I would ask you to consider becoming one. And if you are already giving, I would ask that you consider: Can I give a little more?
Leadership Giving Levels
First Capital Club: Gifts of $1,000 - $9,999
|| $1,000 - $1499
|| $1,500 - $2,499
|| $2,500 - $4,999
|| $5,000 - $7,499
|| $7,500 - $9,999
Tocqueville Society: Gifts of $10,000 or more
For more information about the Tocqueville Society, click here.
Leadership Giving Council 2019-20
Thom Conley, Chair
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Glatfelter Insurance Group
PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company
For more information about the Leadership Giving Program, please contact Nicole Shaffer, Vice President of Development & Communications, at 717.771.3811.