Many United Way of Williams County volunteers have recognized the need to honor the largest contributors to the annual appeal.
During the fall 2002 campaign, the United Way Leadership Circle was formed. Every year, individuals who contribute a gift of $500 or more are recognized as part of the Leadership Circle. Thomas M. Herman of Andres O’Neil and Lowe Agency has played an instrumental role in developing this leadership giving program and has continued to assist with solicitation efforts .
In the 16 years since the Leadership Circle was established, leadership giving has increased tremendously. Last year, leadership giving made up more than 40 percent of all campaign contributions.
In recognition of Mr. Herman’s United Way contributions – both in dollars and volunteer hours, the Board of Trustees voted to rename the Leadership Circle to the “Thomas M. Herman Leadership Giving Society.” This honor was bestowed upon Mr. Herman at the United Way 2006 Annual Dinner.
Leadership Giving Levels
Even with a successful campaign and excellent corporate support, there are still unmet needs. Individual financial generosity makes all of the difference in helping more people. Corporate leaders and community champions give more than their share on an annual basis, will you?