Affinity Groups

When people engage with United Way, they bring their passion, skills and vision to our efforts and focus their sights on the greater good because, together, we can accomplish far more. All of us bring our unique perspective, experience and enthusiasm to the cause, and that diversity is the wellspring of innovative solutions we need to affect large scale positive change. United Way of Story County offers a variety of affinity groups to further accomplish change in our community. Whether it's women, young professionals, or major donors, we work better when we're united together.


Young Leaders Society

Looking for other people who are excited to connect, give back, and learn? Join YLS today! This group is for young philanthropists age 40 and under, donating $250 annually to United Way. For a dose of giving back, and friendships that will last, Young Leaders Society is for you!


Women United

Women United recognizes the collective power of women as agents of change for our communities. With an annual investment of $1,000 or more, your membership supports local women striving to achieve self-sufficiency and confidence through financial education. 



United Way is making an impact in our community in the areas of health, education, and financial stability, and leadership donors make a significant difference in the work being done. With any gift of $1,000 or more, you are creating positive, long-lasting change in the lives of many in Story County.


Tocqueville Society

Our highest affinity level, the Tocqueville Society recognizes local philanthropic leaders and volunteer champions who have devoted time, talent, and funds to create a lasting impact. By making a commitment of $10,000 or more annually, you will become a part of a distinguished group of philanthropists who come together to identify issues and lead change for their communities.



Gifts to the Endowment ensure that UWSC can continue to invest in the health, education, and financial stability of tomorrow. Endowment Builders annually give a gift of $1,000 or more while Endowment donors give a gift of any amount, supporting a better future for Story County. Our Porch Light Society members are a special subsect of endowment givers, those who have endowed a gift of $1,000 or more in perpetuity by a planned gift or endowing through another charitable giving tool.