Leadership Giving: You are leading change in Calgary

Leadership Donors come together to lead change around our community’s most #unignorable issues, demonstrating a deep commitment to the well-being of local people and paving the way for social change. Leadership Donors make a meaningful difference in the community with an individual annual donation of $1,200–$9,999. This collective investment helps address the root causes of social challenges and creates long-term strategies to solve them.

Leadership Donor levels, as donated annually:

  • Bronze Leader: $1,200–$2,499
  • Silver Leader: $2,500–$4,999
  • Gold Leader: $5,000–$9,999

See your impact

Your donation changes local lives every day. Use our Impact Calculator  to see exactly how far your investment goes. For example, with a Leadership level donation of $1,200, you can ensure 100 homeless youth are equipped with hygiene care packages, or buy five hours of court support for eight people leaving domestic violence situations. Your impact only increases from there: with an investment of $9,999, you can provide rental support to six low-income families, ensuring they can stay in their homes, or backpacks of basic school supplies for 1,000 children. Learn more about the impact of your donation.

Ken had a good education, a good job, and a great family. Then his life changed overnight. But thanks to your generosity, people like Ken are getting back on their feet.

Read Ken’s story

Why become a Leadership Donor?

The opportunity to join Women United, where you will receive invites to exclusive educational and networking events

Receive Gen Next updates and event opportunities upon subscribing—another exclusive United Way program that brings together young professionals to take action and inspire the next generation of community leaders

Recognition as a Leadership Donor in our annual Honour Roll publication

An invitation to the Leadership Donor recognition event in the spring, a valuable opportunity to meet and network with like-minded Leadership Donors

An invitation to the President’s Series hosted by United Way President Karen Young (Silver and Gold Level Leadership Donors only)—giving you an in-depth look at the social issues facing our city and allowing for networking opportunities with other donors like you

Reporting from rigorous evaluation on how your investment is being used to solve problems in your city

Valuable tax benefits (see below)

Leadership Giving tax benefits

Leadership Giving is a beneficial investment for you. Your donation is eligible for valuable tax credits, which can reduce the federal and provincial income tax you pay every year.

See how much you can save on your taxes for each level of Leadership Giving—at the Bronze level, your $100/month donation only costs about $54 after taxes!

TAX BENEFITS LEADERSHIP
DONORS
$1,200 - $9,999
Annual Donation Bronze $1,200 Silver $2,500 Gold $5,000
Alberta Tax Credit $230 $503 $1,028
Federal Tax Credit $320 $697 $1,422
Cost After Tax $650 $1,300 $2,550
*These examples are based on an annual taxable income of less than $205,842. Please consult a financial advisor to learn more.

Leaders Cabinet

United Way is grateful for the contributions of our talented volunteers who make our annual campaign possible. Our cabinet volunteers ensure that our Leaders have access to the most up-to-date information about Calgary’s social issues and receive invitations to thought-provoking events.

Cabinet Co-Chairs

Anna Davison, Imperial
Jeff Green, Perpetual Energy Inc.

Cabinet Members

Patrick Accadia, Roynat Capital
Jason Clifton, EY
Lara Conrad, ARC Resources Ltd.
Tonya Gennings, CIBC
Perry Jasson, Keywest Projects Ltd.
Carolyn Kaldy, Community Leader
Blain van Melle, TransAlta Corporation
Miranda Verney, Shell Canada Limited

Sponsorship opportunities

Each year, generous sponsors contribute dollars to enhance United Way’s Leadership Giving Program. Sponsorship offsets all costs associated with hosting recognition and educational events.

If you are interested in supporting the Leadership Giving program, please contact us.

Jesse VickeryLeadership Giving