Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups

Our United Way Affinity Groups are comprised of passionate and dedicated volunteers who form strong professional networks, raise money and create positive change in targeted segments of our community. By donating $250 to United Way, you can join one, or all, today!

African American Leadership Council

African American Leadership Council of United Way works to improve the areas of education, income stability and health for African Americans in the Greater Toledo community.

AALC proudly funds Real Men READ-y, a reading program that pairs male African American professionals with African American boys in grades K-1, in an effort to improve literacy and build relationships.

AALC also invests in a minority scholarship program at The University of Toledo, in partnership with the Brother’s on the Rise program.

Join African American Leadership Council

Volunteer to Read to a Child

African American Leadership Council
Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders

United Way Emerging Leaders inspires the next generation of philanthropic leaders, strengthening our community through meaningful service, leadership development and networking opportunities for young professionals.

Emerging Leaders have the opportunity to be paired with a Tocqueville Society member, who will serve as their professional mentor.

Join Emerging Leaders

Express your interest to become a Mentee

Tocqueville Society

Tocqueville Society is a group of philanthropic leaders who give their time and a $10,000 annual gift to create long-lasting change for our most serious community issues.

Tocqueville Society proudly supports Schools as Community Hubs, a program that brings educational and health services to local students and families.

Tocqueville members have the opportunity to serve as mentors for our United Way Emerging Leaders, the next generation of philanthropic professionals.

Join Tocqueville Society

Express your interest in becoming a mentor.

Tocqueville Society
Retire United

Retire United

Retire United is our most-recent Affinity Group, designed for retired individuals who recognize the importance of philanthropy, and understand the role that volunteerism plays in building and strengthening the community outside of their workplace.

Join Retire United

Women's Initiative

Women’s Initiative of United Way mobilizes and networks women in our community to become leaders, philanthropists and advocates on issues concerning women and children.

Women's Initiative proudly funds Imagination Library, a program that delivers books to children in our community, ages 0-5, in an effort to improve literacy and kindergarten readiness.

Women's Initiative also funds WordShop, a creative writing and visual literacy program, in partnership with The Toledo Museum of Art.

Join Women's Initiative

Women's Initiative

How to Join

Interested in joining Tocqueville Society? Contact Kim Sidwell at kim.sidwell@unitedwaytoledo.org or 419-254-4632.

Interested in joining our other groups? Contact Jackie Tussing at jackie.tussing@unitedwaytoledo.org or 419-254-4677.