Leadership Society

Leadership SocietyUnited Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties’ Leadership Giving Society is comprised of members who prioritize giving back to our community year after year.

Through their annual gifts of $500 or more, these donors are a leading force in creating positive change in the lives of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties’ citizens. Their contributions of time, talent and treasure help us successfully achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier and more compassionate community.

Leadership Giving Society Recognition Levels

Qualifying Leadership level donations can be made as an annual one-time gift or distributed throughout the year as monthly gifts.

  • $500 - $999 Red Feather Society * 

  • $1,000 - $4,999 Silver Feather Society

  • $5,000 - $9,999 Gold Feather Society

  • $10,000+  Tocqueville Society

*What's the significance of the feather? When our local United Way was founded in 1941, the red feather was used to symbolize good deeds and giving to meet human needs. Click here to earn more about our local history.


Become a Leadership Donor

In order to ensure that 100% of your gift goes directly to causes in our community, we also encourage our Leadership donors to consider giving via cash or check. Gifts can be mailed to PO Box #1286, Kankakee, IL 60901. Alternatively, you can make a one-time gift, or establish a monthly giving plan, using our secure online giving platform.

We want to get to know you better! Contact our leadership@myunitedway.org if you have any questions about your giving, or regarding the mission of United Way.


2023 Leadership Society Reception

Our reception, honoring Leadership-level donors from the 2022-2023 fiscal year, was hosted in July of 2023 at the B. Harley Bradley House in Kankakee. This was the first event of its kind in over five years, and we were grateful to put a face to the name for several friends we hadn't had the opportunity to meet in-person.