United Way of Greater High Point and United Way of Forsyth County were the only two local United Ways in North Carolina honored by United Way Worldwide for excellence in securing individual gifts of $10,000 of more in their 2010 annual campaigns.
United Way of Greater High Point, one of three local affiliates throughout the U.S. honored that serve populations of 100,000 to 200,000 people, received recognition for the most donors at that level and for a net increase in donors at that level, who become members of the local Alexis de Tocqueville Society.
United Way of Forsyth County, one of four local affiliates throughout the U.S. honored that serve populations of 200,000 to 500,000 people, received recognition for the highest percentage of Tocqueville gift increases above 10 percent; most Tocqueville members; and most Tocqueville Society women.
Only 27 United Ways among over 1,200 local affiliates were honored for their Tocqueville giving.
In High Point, where the 2010 campaign raised $4.4 million, United Way had 64 Tocqueville members who together gave $768,000, up from 61 members in 2009 who gave a total of $729,772.
United Way Worldwide estimates a community should have one Tocqueville donors for every 10,000 residents, meaning High Point could expect to have 10 donors giving $10,000 or more.
Since High Point’s Tocqueville Society was formed in 1990, giving at that level has totaled nearly $13.1 million.
In Forsyth County, where the 2010 campaign raised $17.3 million, United Way had 207 Tocqueville members who together gave $3.38 million, up from 206 members in 2009 who gave $3.37 million.
Thirty percent of Tocqueville donors increased their gifts by more than 10 percent in 2010, and five donors were “National Society” members, meaning they made gifts of $100,000 or more.
Sixty-eight Tocqueville donors were women.