United Way of Williamson County depends on the support and generosity of many individuals. It is the leadership giver who makes up the largest portion of the total campaign. In recognition of the leadership these givers have shown by investing in their community, we acknowledge their gifts in the following categories: Eagle Givers, Robertson Association, Cockrill Chapter and Tocqueville Society.
Eagle Givers (Gifts of $500-$999)
Leaders who wish to make a difference in their community by contributing $500 or more annually to United Way.
Robertson Association (Gifts of $1,000-$4,999)
Named for 19th century Nashville philanthropist Duncan Robertson, the Robertson Association was established in 1984. Williamson County’s first Robertson Campaign was held in 1986 and has grown at a rapid rate from year to year.
Cockrill Chapter (Gifts of $5,000-$9,999)
Ann Robertson Cockrill, one of the first settlers of Nashville, was Middle Tennessee’s first teacher. She felt the need to do her part toward building a brighter future for her children and her children’s children. 200 years later, the Cockrill Chapter continues this tradition.
Tocqueville Society (Gifts of $10,000 or more annually)
Alexis de Tocqueville came to America in 1831 and described it in this way: “When an American asks for the cooperation of his fellow citizen, it is seldom refused; and I have often seen it afforded spontaneously and with great good will.” A nation-wide group, The Tocqueville Society is comprised of generous leaders who exemplify what Tocqueville saw in the early days of America and who continue that tradition today.
When you make such a significant investment in your community with United Way, it places you among some of our community's most recognized leaders. Here are just a few examples of what your support provides:
- A Leadership investment of $500 provides court advocacy support for 40 victims of domestic violence.
- A Leadership investment of $1,000 provides 10 weeks of fun and educational childcare for 1 child - allowing the parent to go to work or training for a better job.
- A Leadership investment of $3,000 assists 65 callers in a poison emergency. Not only to provide peace of mind to a worried individual but also save the caller money in health care spending by avoiding unneccessary emergency room visits. 75% of all calls are safely managed at home.
- A Leadership investment of $5,000 covers one week of an Emergency Youth Shelter for 5 runaway or troubled teens, including 3 daily meals, counseling, transportation, activities, and school.