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United Way provides communities the opportunity to engage in the development of a powerful vision and achieve real and lasting improvements in people’s lives. Working with the community to understand its strengths and aspirations, United Way is uniquely positioned to catalyze a collective commitment to change. As a system, by sharing our ideas and our knowledge about strengthening communities, we can bring these ideas to scale and accelerate solutions in our areas of focus.

This new work is more difficult and qualitatively different than our previous work. It is the difference between providing quality shelter and food for 100 homeless people versus reducing the rate of homelessness by half over the next five years.

We cannot do this alone; we need your help! It will require significant resources spent in a purposeful way over a long period of time on specific and tested strategies. As a leadership giver, you can combine public purpose with private giving to make strategic investments in health and human services in our community.


Please consider becoming a Leadership Giver to the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County!  Leadership Givers are those who invest at least $1,000 annually to United Way. Specifically, becoming a Leadership Giver of United Way:

  • Changes lives through your philanthropic leadership by focusing on the building blocks for a better life: a quality education that leads to a stable job; income that can support a family through retirement, and good health
  • Communicates to the community the vital role of personal philanthropic action in creating long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of societal problems
  • Fosters philanthropic action and voluntary community service
  • Strengthens local leadership development efforts by building upon cross-geographical linkages\

The United Way of Coastal Fairfield County Leadership Giving Levels are:

$1000 - $2499 = Beacon of Light

$2500 - $4999 = Silver Beacon of Light

$5000 - $7499 = Gold Beacon of Light

$7,500 - $9,999 = Platinum Beacon of Light

For more information, please contact David Kennedy at dkennedy@unitedwaycfc.org or at 203-339-6356.