Giving Communities

Leaders come from different backgrounds and different walks of life. They include life-long residents and those newer to our region. But all are United in their desire to invest in the future of our community. We invite you to join other leaders committed to transforming the Frederick County community. Choose a United Way Giving Community that is right for you!

Emerging Leaders United

Emerging Leaders United (ELU) is engaging, inspiring, educating and empowering young professionals to create lasting change in Frederick County through volunteerism, advocacy, and philanthropy.  Through volunteer service, networking and educational opportunities, ELU brings individuals ages 21 through 40 together to advance positive community change. Click here to learn more.

Tocqueville Society

The Tocqueville Society at United Way of Frederick County is an opportunity for passionate individuals to become more deeply involved in United Way’s mission.  The Tocqueville Society recognizes local philanthropic leaders and volunteer champions who have devoted time, talent, and annual contributions of $10,000 or more to create long-lasting positive change. Click here to learn more.

Community Impact Leadership Partners

Through Community Impact Leadership Partners, United Way of Frederick County works with small family foundations, donor-advised funds and large annual contributors to target distributions that will create long-term positive change for ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households in Frederick County.  Click here to learn more.

Spires Society

The Spires Society, United Way of Frederick County’s planned giving program, is comprised of individuals who demonstrate extraordinary forethought and generosity to ensure the ongoing health and well-being of the Frederick County community. Through outright gifts to the United Way of Frederick County unrestricted endowment, or through deferred gift commitments to United Way of Frederick County and/or its endowment, Spires Society members plant seeds of kindness that will improve lives for generations to come. In addition, planned gifts can provide significant financial and tax benefits for you and your family. Click here to learn more.