Donors and Donor Networks

Giving back is a great way to get involved and help us build the type of community we want to live in. Our variety of networks offer a space for everyone to UNITE in a way that fits their lifestyle, from college students to young professionals, retirees, and everyone in between.​

Ready to Make an Impact?​

Join a Donor Network today to become part of this circle of giving! United Way GCR is dedicated to making giving as easy as possible. ​

You have many options for making your investment - you may take advantage of payroll deduction and give through your workplace campaign, make a one time or recurring credit card donation or make a contribution by check.

United Way of the Greater Capital Region’s Emerging Leaders is a diverse group of engaged young professionals working to drive impact in the Capital Region. Emerging Leaders leverage the power of United Way to show the strength and collective impact of the next generation of philanthropists.

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Women United is a group of energetic, passionate and philanthropic women empowered by United Way of the GCR to make a true impact in our community. These women mobilize change by investing in, advocating for, and creating programs that positively impact women and children.

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The United Way Tocqueville Society is a committed group of individuals and families who contribute $10,000 or more annually to United Way of the Greater Capital Region. This generous group inspires others to lead with a philanthropic mindset and makes a measurable and sustainable impact to help the Greater Capital Region thrive. 

Named after French political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville, Tocqueville Society members embody one of the elements of society he admired most: the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor. As key stakeholders in the mission of United Way of the Greater Capital Region, the dedication of Tocqueville Society members drives lasting change and equal opportunities for all people.   

Membership Benefits: 

In addition to providing valuable insight to create meaningful solutions to our region’s most pressing problems, Tocqueville Society members enjoy: 

  • Deep engagement with the work of UWGCR, experiencing firsthand the impact of one’s gift; 

  • Networking opportunities with the Capital Region’s philanthropic, business and community leaders; 

  • Invitations and priority access to United Way of the Greater Capital Region events, including those exclusive to Tocqueville Society;  

  • Recognition of your support in UWGCR publications; 

For more information on the Tocqueville Society, contact Nicki Brown
 

Tocqueville Society Members 

Wallace and Jane Altes

Bob Belber

Robert M. Curley

Robert and Susanne Doyle

Alan P. Goldberg

Neil and Jane* Golub

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson and Dr. Morris A. Washington

Morris* and Esther Massry

Norman and Micki Massry

John J. Nigro

Das & Nipa Nobel

Brian and Beth O’Grady

Percy Waller Foundation

*of blessed memory

United Way of the Greater Capital Region’s Leadership Society is a cohort of our region’s most dedicated philanthropic trailblazers who give $1,000 or more annually and are a driving force for positive lasting change in the Capital Region. Leadership donors are individuals and families who are passionate about changing lives, committed to creating action and dedicated to bringing together expertise and resources that get results. They take on the biggest challenges of our region and recognize that it takes a commitment of resources to provide our neighbors the help they need to improve their overall well-being.  

The over 300 individuals and families who are currently part of United Way of the Greater Capital Region’s Leadership and Tocqueville Societies have invested over $2 million in our community in the last five years alone, demonstrating the measurable impact of neighbors helping neighbors.

Thank you to our Leadership Givers for their generous support and commitment to our community

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Bryan Abihider


Yanelis Acosta Minaya


Stephen A. Adams


Donald D. Adams


Mark Agres


Alan D. Alexander


Christopher R. Almy


Andrew Anisfeld


John Ashcroft


Richard J. Asner


Eugene M. Audi


Karla Austen


Scott W. Averill


Brian and Michele Aviles


Michael Ayers


Dyllan Badi


Douglas Baker


Rick L. Balboni


Thomas Gregory Bandy


Judith E. Barlow


Carmino N. Basile


Michael S. Bassett


Ira Baumgarten


Jacqualyn Bedrosian


Thomas Michael Begley


Walter and Wendy Berninger


Charles J. Bianco


W. George Biggar


Edward Bishop


William Bishop


Edward G. Bitner


Peter Bjelica


Charles Bohl


Mark Bourne


Mary Lynn Bradley


Curtis M. Breneman


Christopher Breslin


Scott E. Britton


Jennifer-Marie Jillson Brock


Michael Brodsky


Amy T. Broz


Joseph Burek


Christopher J. Burke


William S. Burnett, MD


Brittany Burnham


Steven Byington


Kathleen M. Cahalan


Nicole G. Cain


Christy A. Calicchia


Layana Campbell


George Candelet


Geoffrey James Cannon


Andrew M. Carey


Charles F. Carletta, Esq.


Brent Caron


Yahya Carr


Ryan and Jeanne Case


Douglas Chapman


Katharine Chapman


Joe H. Chow


Richard Christman


David E. Ciancio


Carol L. Cillis


Thomas A. Civill


Stephen M. Cleary, Esq.


Joseph and Sharon E. Coffey


Samuel Colborn


Adam Collier


David M. Considine


Craig and Molly Cook


Sharon A. Cooper


Fernando Corral


Bartley J. Costello, Esq.

Alexander A. Courtney, Jr.


James K. Coward


Laurie M. Cronin


Kevin Curran


Mark E. Dailey


David E. Dailey


Paul J. Daley


Stephen and Deborah D’Amico


Kathryn Dannemann


Richard Davidson Jr.


Anne M. Davis


David E. Delong


David S. DeMarco


Christopher Derkovitz


Anjali Deshmukh


Michael A. DeSocio


Michael J. Deuell


Terri M. Devizzio


Richard J. Dewey


James Diefendorf


James T. Dillon


Matthew and Katharine Doran


Evan J. Douglis


Dale Dowd


Matthew Downs


Anthony G. Duffy


Timothy Dumas


Mark Duncan


Stanley M. Dunn


Stephen Dupont


Mark N. Eagan


George A. Earle, III


Graig and Giovanna Eastin


Ivy M. Eckler


Chanaka Edirisinghe


Hugh Eisele


John R. Ellis, M.S. E.D.


Matthew J. Elmer


David L. Ernst


Jorge Escobar


Kirsten Estabrooks


David Fel Evans


Janis Fang


Evangelos Fanos


Phylis A. Federici


Teresa Ferguson


Brenda L. Fish


Peter J. Fish


Darren Fitch


Terrence Flannery


Shelley C. Florence


Patrick Forgea


Christopher Fox


Rebecca M. Frey


Eugenia Fuino


Christopher Gabriels


Katherine J. Gaffney


Peter and Lauren Gannon


Shekhar Garde


Robert Gardiner


Molly Garrett


Raymond L. George


Benjamin Gleeksman


Steven Goodspeed


Sharon Gosden


Richard J. Graham


Elijah Graham


James F. Grant


Lari L. Greenleaf


Worth A. Gretter


David Guinn


Michael J. Guzzo


Prabhat Hajela


Sarah A. Halliday

Tracy L. Hamel


Kristofor Hanchett


Allen W. Hargrave


Adam G. Heath


Eric and Karen Heathwaite


James and Lisa Heckman


Richard and Judith Heller


Brian Hendricks


Gary P. Hickey


John and Patricia Hinkle


Mark Hoffmann


Jeffrey Hoole and Nancy O’Donnell


Barbara Hough


Amy Hughey


Robert Hull


Hume Charitable Fund


Richie C. Hunter


Richard A. Ikasalo


Christopher J. Jewett


Melanie Johnson


Martin and Laura Johnson


Robert C. Juras


Ashwani Kumar Kapila


John P. Kearney


Edward A. Keefe


Robert H. Keefer


Deborah Kelley


Michael and Darlene Kelly


Todd M. Kerner, Esq.


Gene and Susanne Kimura


James F. Klahr, Jr.


Adam Klingbeil


Garth Kmieczak


John and Mary Kolb


Frank Koncewicz


Peter Konwerski


David Krupski


Steve Kunze


Eric P. LaCoppola


Tim Lahart


Diana LaJeunesse


Kevin Lanahan


Craig Lang


Anthony W. LaRosa


Susan LeBourdais


Edward J. Lehane


Jaroslaw R. Leszczynsky


Chris W. Letchford


Yachi Lin


Zachary Liney


Robert R. Little


Sheryl Littmann


Craig Lobo


William D. Louden


Phillip P. Macica


Quincy K. Mack


Carol Mackey


Craig Mahoney


Jim Malatras


Janine Mangione


Chuck and Barbara Manning


John Markowich


Andrew J. Marsh


Paul W. Martin


Jeffrey and Francine Marzinsky


Richard and Vanessa Mason


William J. Mate


Pat Mattry


Jeanne P. Mau


Vicki A. Mazzie


Lisa A. McCabe


Lee August McElroy

Kenneth P. McGivney


Donna D. McIntosh


Mark J. McMahon


Kathryn M. McNamara


Elizabeth A. Meyer


Matthew W. Mickle


Paul B. Middleton


Thomas R. Miller


Jeffrey G. Miner


John J. Minno


Gary and Marilyn Mittleman


Michael Modan


Bryan E. Moldt


Keith Moo-Young


Mario Moricone


Christopher Morreale


Kevin Morris


Milton Morris


Deondre Morris


Philip K. Mueller


Jeffrey Mullen


Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mulligan


John F. Murray, Jr.


Mary-Ann Muth


Jason Naef


Annette Nanes


Nicholas Nelson


Emilie Nelson Chrapowitzky


Jon Neroni


Phillip A. Neville


Rosemary Newton


Janet Nguyen


Thinh Trung Nguyen


Dieu-Hoa T. Nguyen


Patrick O’Keeffe


Michael J. O’Rourke


Richard L. Peckham, AIA


James Peterson


Paul J. Phelan


Robert A. Pike


Michael J. Pishkula


Theresa Poitras


Michael Polmatier


Laura J. Poltynski


Francis J. Pomakoy, Jr.


Curtis and Renee Powell


Scott J. Powhida


Robert and Amy F. Pressly


Amy J. Pressly


Erick Rafferty


Brian J. Rancourt


Jude H. Reardon


Joseph P. Reardon


Cheryl Reeves


JT Reynolds


Jack Riley


John and Elaine Rinaldo


Ronald F. Roberts, Jr.


Eric Rondone


Kyle Rottger


Claude and Jean Rounds


Mary L. Rozak


Joseph Ruggiero


Sharon G. Salvi


Stephen L. Samuell


Ilya Sandler


Bradly L. Sargent


Daniel Sauer


Ellen Sax


Peter G. Scavullo


Amber Schiller


Frank and Wilma Schmeler

Keith Schmid


David Schmitz


Kerri E. Schulte


John C. Senkewich


Marbeth L. Serencsics


Christina M Serynek


Nancy B. Sever, Esq.


Andrew Philip Shapiro


Christopher Shattuck


Sanjay Shrestha


John Sica


Brett W. Siebert


Richard and Pam Siegel


Martin Silverman


Mary H. Simoni


William J. Sims


Darla Skiermont


Dr. and Mrs. Richard N. Smith


Lester J. Snyder


Matthew T. Snyder


Jay Spoor


Raymond W. Stalter Jr.


John Matthew Staugaitis


Eric P. Stevenson


Judith Strauss


Richard and Diana Straut


Michael Susco


Joseph Sutton


Chudney Sykes


Anthony Sylvester, Jr.


Boleslaw K. Szymanski


Leo Taylor


Cory Taylor


Melissa Terc


Eugene A. Terwilliger


Frank Thiel


Raahsan Thomas


William H. Tobin


Anders M. Tomson


Peter and Susan Toth


Patrick T. Underhill


Thomas L Van Etten


Daniel Vandeputte


David VanHoesen


Patrick Lamar Venable


Laurie L. Vianna


James Vielkind-Neun


John Vogel


Nancy Vranich


Diana Wall


Matthew Walters


Robert J. Ward


Christopher D. Weaver


Alan N. Wechsler


Robert E. Welch


Thomas Werner III


Jonathan David Wexler


Lara B. Whelan


Roger S. Wigent


Holly Wiles-Pemburn


Alexander Paul Wilke


Gregory R. Williams


Robert A. Williams


Melissa A. Wolf


Austin A. Woodward


Mark A. Woodward


Chiquita Wynder Phillips


Gary B. Zeigler, II


Matthew Zeilberger


Willow Zielenski