Sioux Empire United Way's Heart Club was founded in 1984 by Herb Bowden with 124 members who raised a total of $76,900. That first year Heart Club pledges represented just over 4% of the campaign total.
During the 2013 Campaign, 7,850 individuals invested with their hearts contributing through Heart Club $5,133,458 towards the campaign, 52% of all the dollars raised.
This includes 1194 individuals that chose to give at the Rising Heart level. Rising Heart givers pledge a minimum of $5/week with a plan to increase by $1/week for five years.
Your gift at a leadership level demonstrates your desire to participate personally in achieving strong, positive, and lasting results in our community. Sioux Empire United Way and our partner agencies wish to express gratitude to those individuals who have chosen to better the lives of others through participation in the Heart Club.
Heart Club LevelsIndividuals who contribute to Sioux Empire United Way at a level of $500 or more annually are recognized as a Heart Club member.
Heart Club Giving LevelsRising Heart ($250 - $499) Golden Heart ($500 - $749) Golden Heart Plus ($750 - $999) Grand Heart ($1,000 - $1,499) Grand Heart Plus ($1,500 - $1,999) Heart of a Leader Bronze ($2,000 - $3,499) Silver ($3,500 - $4,999) Gold ($5,000 - $9,999) Alexis de Tocqueville Society ($10,000 or more)
Heart Club RecognitionAny individual or couple who gives at the Rising Heart level or above will receive a Heart Club booklet with their name listed. Leadership givers of $500 or more will also receive a wooden plaque as a thank you.
Gifts from Both SpousesCouples may combine their gifts for the Heart Club. One plaque is given per $500 gift. (If a couple’s combined gift is $500, they may receive one plaque together. If a couple’s combined gift is $1,000 or more, they may each receive a plaque.) Couples are listed under their employers in the Heart Club booklet. Example:
Sioux Empire United Way:Jay & Michelle Powell
Sioux Falls School District:Michelle & Jay Powell
Couples must contact United Way's office if they wish to combine their gift. Please call 336-2095 for more information.
Legacy Heart ClubSioux Empire United Way has been supporting our community since 1929. Our position as a community solutions provider ensures an important community role far into the future. Please consider endowing your Heart Club gift and becoming a Legacy Heart Club member.
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