Affinity Groups and Giving Societies

United in Giving

Committed supporters. Partners in advocacy. United Way’s Affinity Group and Giving Society members are like-minded champions helping to raise funds, giving back to their community through volunteering and supporting volunteers, and advocating for change. Choose a giving community that’s right for you.


Tocqueville Society

Tocqueville Society members make a lasting and profound impact on our work. Through their hands-on leadership and generous financial support, they are directly involved in solving our community’s largest problems: giving everyone a solid financial future, ensuring all children get a great education, providing homes for the homeless, and giving our young people the power to succeed in our ever-changing world.   Learn More


Private Equity/Venture Capital Industry

Throughout their 24-year-long partnership with United Way, the PE/VC industry has powered initiatives supporting young children and low-income families through skilled volunteering, fundraising, and community involvement. These include DRIVE, a developmental screening program for young children, providing almost 1,200 hours of hands-on volunteer work, and the Pay for Success initiative to end chronic homelessness.   LEARN MORE

Real Estate and Building Industry

For a quarter-century, United Way and the Real Estate and Building Industry have worked together to support stable housing programs across Greater Boston. The group helps give homes to the thousands of homeless families in the city, and through the Community Builders group provides younger industry members with access to volunteer opportunities. At the Real Estate and Building Industry Breakfast, members come together to network, fundraise, and learn how their contributions positively affect our community.   LEARN MORE

Young Professionals

The Young Professionals group offers ways for upcoming leaders, young business people, and entrepreneurs to connect and share their experience so they’re even more prepared for the future of their career. The group also opens pathways to mentorship by more experienced professionals, the chance to take part in a number of high-impact volunteer opportunities, and creates for important networking moments that build each Young Professional’s contact list.   LEARN MORE