Frequently Asked Questions
Your gift to United Way allows you to accomplish more than you can alone accomplish. When you give to a specific charity, you support a cause. When you give to United Way, you help solve local problems and put people on the road to success and self-sufficiency.
Eighteen programs currently receive support from United Way of the Concho Valley:
1. Adult Treatment Program at Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council
2. Project Learn at Boys & Girls Club of Menard
3. Education and Career Program at Boys & Girls Club of San Angelo
4. Court Appointed Special Advocate Program at Children's Advocacy Center of
5. Hope House at Children's Advocacy Center of San Angelo
6. Safe & Sound Program at Children's Emergency Shelter
7. Connect By 25 Program at Concho Valley Home for Girls
8. Hunger Relief Program at Concho Valley Regional Food Bank
9. Helping Hands Program at Galilee Community Development Corp.
10. SISTERS Program at Girl Scouts of Central Texas
11. Peace Begins at Home Program at ICD Family Shelter
12. Infant, Toddler & Preschool Program at San Angelo Early Childhood Center
13. Pediatric Therapeutic Riding Program at Sonrisas TRAILS
14. Nurturing Youth Through Cub Scouts Program at Texas Southwest Council,
Boy Scouts of America
15. Emergency Assistance Program at The Salvation Army
16. Community-wide Reduced Fee Counseling Program at West Texas Counseling
17. Veteran Outreach Program at West Texas Counseling
18. Scholarships for After School Care Program at YMCA
Yes, the Cub Scout Program receives funding support from United Way of the Concho Valley.
Local volunteers serve on panels called "Community Investment Panels". They review each and every request for funding support and look closely at an annual expenditure report for the past year. After the initial review, a report is made to another group of local volunteers called the "Community Investment Council". Every program and expenditure report is closely reviewed to be sure donations were used appropriately and were expended to improve lives in our community.
The Front Runner Club is for individuals that annually donate $1,000 or more to United Way of the Concho Valley. There are five levels of Front Runner givers: * Silver - $1,000 - $1,499 * Bronze - $1,500 - $2,499 * Gold - $2,500 - $4,999 * Platinum - $5,000 - $9,999 * Tocqueville Society - $10,000 or more
The United Way de Tocqueville Society derives its name from the French historian, Alexis de Tocqueville, who toured the United States in 1831 and applauded the voluntary spirit that lives in America's heart. Members of the de Tocqueville Society provide exceptional leadership by investing $10,000 or more annually. The United Way of the Concho Valley de Tocqueville Society was formed in March of 1984 to deepen individual understanding of, commitment to, and support of United Way's work: advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. The de Tocqueville Society recognizes local philanthropic leaders and volunteer champions around the world who have devoted time, talent, and funds to create long-lasting changes by tackling our community's most serious issues. Membership in the de Tocqueville Society is granted to individuals who contribute at least $10,000 annually to a member United Way. Specifically, the United Way de Tocqueville Society aims to: * Change lives through 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. * Communicate the vital role of personal philanthropic action in creating long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of societal problems. * Enhance local recognition of long-standing service volunteers. * Foster philanthrhopic action and voluntary community service. * Expand high-level personal giving and United Way Major and Planning Giving programs of a higher standard. * Strengthen local leadership development and Major Giving efforts by building upon cross-geographical linkages. * Predominately position the de Tocqueville Society name and the United Way brand in an effort to stimulate the exchange of philanthropic ideas while maintaining a positive national quality image.