United Way of Chattanooga


The Vision
That all children are born into stable homes and supportive communities, arrive at school ready to learn, and graduate from high school prepared for college, work, and life.

The Reality
According to the NY Times, Chattanooga has the 12th highest rate of income inequality in the nation, 42% of our children live in poverty, less than half 2/3 of our children enter kindergarten “ready to learn”, and 60% of 3rd graders do not read on grade level. We have the jobs available to help lift people out of poverty, but without our help our friends, neighbors, and kids will not be qualified for them.

We have transformed as a city before and, with your help, we can do it again. That’s the Chattanooga Way. Will you “Step Up” and help us change that vision into a reality?

Who is in the Tocqueville Society?
There are people who see the world, not as it is, but as it could be; influencers and visionaries, people who run ahead and challenge others to catch up. This group has helped transform the United Way from a fundraising organization into a catalyst for change. As big picture thinkers, dreamers, and investors, our Tocqueville Society members are on the front lines of transformation.

We think you belong there with them.

What are the Benefits of Membership?

  • Joining a national network of philanthropic leaders who are engaged locally to create long-lasting, positive changes
  • Partnering with a dynamic organization like United Way and its staff to help them ensure that your investment, voice, and time are effectively used for maximum impact
  • Attending local, national, and worldwide gatherings of Tocqueville, National Society, and Million Dollar Roundtable Members
  • Influencing organizational strategies in one-on-one meetings with Tocqueville Society peers and United Way leaders
  • Actively engaging in the work of United Way on a personal level, with opportunities tailored to your personal passions


Message from Jean Guillaume to United Way from United Way Worldwide on Vimeo.



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