Giving Societies and Affinity Groups

Summit and Medina counties’ preeminent philanthropists and business leaders unite to improve our community through focused volunteering, advocating, and annual giving in support of United Way of Summit & Medina’s Bold Goals for 2028.

United Way of Summit & Medina’s Giving Societies & Affinity Groups

Collaborating on shared interests

When you join one of United Way of Summit & Medina’s Giving Societies and Affinity Groups, you become a member of an elite community of individuals dedicated to a common goal: to create positive change in our community.

Giving Societies

Giving Societies offer exclusive experiences with a focus on personal and professional development that personally connect you to community improvement.


The opportunity for philanthropists and business leaders to connect with visionary thinkers and groundbreaking leaders, and take part in decisions that shape our community.


For those under the age of 45 to enjoy all the benefits of Tocqueville Society membership – access to exclusive events, a network of prominent local leaders, and more – at a lower initial investment.

Anchor Society

Businesses with 20 or more employees at the leadership level or above receive recognition as members of United Way of Summit & Medina’s Anchor Society.


The Admiral Society cultivates future philanthropic leaders while providing access to exclusive events and volunteer opportunities, recognition and more.

Explore Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups bring people together to engage in our work as volunteers, leaders and advocates.

To learn more about our Affinity Groups, contact Morgan Mannella.

Women United

They celebrate accomplishments of local women and serve as mentors to emerging professional women while volunteering to help us achieve our four bold goals and engagement events.

Emerging Leaders United

Local leadership under 40 unite to make a difference in our community by leveraging the power of United Way of Summit & Medina to connect, serve and grow — both personally and professionally.

Dorothy O. Jackson Society

Embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion for all within our community in a meaningful way through one-of-a-kind networking and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

In our community. With our community. For our community.

Our leadership donors help shape our community and set powerful examples for others

Click below to set up your yearly gift and begin transforming the lives of real people in our community. Contact Malorie Kormos at [email protected] if you have questions about giving.