Giving societies

GIVING SOCIETIES

Making lasting change in the community

We invite you to become more deeply involved in United Way’s mission.

United Way’s giving societies provide passionate individuals the opportunity to make lasting change in our community.

As a member of our Keel Club, Tocqueville Society, or Anchor Society, you join with others to shape change by helping to influence and guide our work. You don’t just help people; you play an active role in transforming how they are helped.

Together, we will achieve our vision of a Rhode Island where every individual has equal opportunity for justice and prosperity.

As a giving society member, you will have the opportunity to see your work in action. In addition to helping Rhode Islanders in need, you will also enjoy other exclusive benefits, including:

  • Joining a statewide network of philanthropic leaders
  • Exclusive United Way events
  • The opportunity to involve family members through MyFund and volunteer programs
  • Access to MyFund, your personal charitable account
  • Public recognition in United Way’s annual Community Impact Report

Which giving society is right for you?

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You may give via payroll, by check or transfer once, or monthly or quarterly automatic payments. You may also donate stock or via IRA rollover (see more about giving options).

We are happy to discuss which giving society might be right for you. There are many ways to make a gift including payroll deduction, credit card, and appreciated stock. Please contact us below.

  1. Anchor Society for donors who make a planned gift (i.e. United Way as a beneficiary in your will); contact Amanda Heinsen at amanda.heinsen@unitedwayri.org
  2. Keel Club for donors who give $1,000-$9,999 annually to United Way); contact Carolina Correa at carolina.correa@unitedwayri.org
  3. Tocqueville Society for donors who give $10,000 or more annually to United Way; contact Judy Dumas at judy.dumas@unitedwayri.org

If you prefer to give by credit card, be assured that you will automatically become a member of the appropriate giving society when you make a donation of $1,000 or more.

MyFund, a charitable giving account with concierge service

MyFund is United Way of Rhode Island's proprietary charitable giving account. It makes donations to all your favorite charities quick, easy, and secure. Add funds, send gifts, view and print statements in one place, at any time. Consolidate your giving and receive one tax receipt.

With MyFund, you'll get a personal United Way representative to answer your questions throughout the year. Giving society members especially appreciate advice and assistance involving family members in giving via MyFund.

Learn more or, if you already have an account, login at MyFund.org.

 

IN THE NEWS

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United Way kicks off Children’s Book Drive

Cranston Herald

"In what's become one of the state's largest efforts in support of childhood literacy, United Way of Rhode Island and its Women United group have kicked off their annual Children's Book Drive. Throughout the month of May, local businesses, community organizations, families and individuals are invited to participate in any one of a number of ways."

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Lawmakers speak about changes to child tax credit

Lawmakers share changes to child tax credit

NBC 10 News

"United Way and members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation spoke Monday about the expanded federal child tax credit. The lawmakers explained how... families can take advantage of the benefits before filing their taxes by the May 17 deadline… [Representative David] Cicilline said an estimated 173,000 Rhode Island children will benefit directly."

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Rep. David Cicilline — Eligible Rhode Islanders need to take advantage of expanded Child Tax Credit

Take advantage: Expanded Child Tax Credit

Uprise RI

"'The expanded Child Tax Credit will lift millions of kids out of poverty, including 6,600… in [R.I.]', said… Representative David Cicilline… 'It's critical that… eligible Rhode Islander[s] [take] advantage'... 'If you need help with your taxes… call 211 and we['ll] connect you with assistance in your community'", shared Larry Warner, United Way of Rhode Island's chief impact and equity officer.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

2021 Children Book Drive

2021 Children’s Book Drive

From May 1 – 31, United Way of Rhode Island, Women United, and Books Are Wings are collecting gently-used and new books for our 2021 Children's Book Drive. You can run a book drive at your school or workplace, or with your friends and family. Books may be dropped off at Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses locations in West Warwick, RI, South Attleboro, MA, and Swansea, MA. For more information on drop-off locations or running a book drive, contact bookdrive@unitedwayri.org.

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2021 Olneyville Community Fund Office Hours

Join us at 2 p.m. for the Olneyville Community Fund virtual office hours. We will answer your questions about the application content and grant platform for the Olneyville Community Fund. The application deadline is May 20.

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Community Learning Partners, featuring DownCity Design and FabNewport

Join Women United at noon for a Community Learning Partners event featuring guest speaker Adrienne Gagnon, co-founder and executive director of DownCity Design, and Steve Heath, co-founder and executive director of FabNewport. Each organization inspires youth to use the power of design to make a positive social impact in their communities.

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The Night Is Young

You’re the one that I want, ooh, ooh, honey, to join the Young Leaders Circle from 7 –11 p.m. for a drive-in movie night. We'll be showing 50’s favorite "Grease" at Misquamicut Drive-In Theater. Tickets are $50 per car (two people) and $25 for each additional passenger. All funds raised will go towards providing scholarships for Rhode Island youth enrolled in summer learning programs.

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