Individual Leadership

Leadership giving fosters, promotes and recognizes the importance of voluntary community service and personal philanthropy at exceptional levels.  

Leadership gifts offer the unique opportunity to join with like-minded individuals to build and shape our community. Leadership givers are outstanding individuals with a sense of purpose guiding them to use their strengths and personal funds to help others.  

With willing hands, hearts and resources, their combined efforts create more real, lasting change in the Berkshires than they can accomplish alone.

There are many ways to participate and become personally involved.

  • Tocqueville Society members meet an annual leadership giving standard of $10,000 or more.
  • Greylock Society members meet an annual leadership giving standard of $750 or more and may take advantage of weekly or bi-weekly employer payroll deductions:
    • Beacon $5,000 - $9,999
    • Tower $3,000 - $4,999
    • Summit $2,000 - $2,999
    • Peak $1,000 - $1,999


Benefits of leadership giving include recognition in Berkshire United Way’s Leadership Giving Report and invitations to all Berkshire United Way events and receptions. Special information regarding Berkshire United Way programs and initiatives are also provided throughout the year.

View our 2012-2013 Leaders in Giving Book