Member Benefits

The Emerging Leaders Society of the Tulsa Area United Way actively seeks to collaborate with tomorrow’s philanthropists. Members of ELS enjoy exclusive access to Tulsa’s greatest business minds, nonprofit executives and community thought leaders.

Membership levels

Perryman: Any member who donates $250 annually(through workplace campaign or as individual). 
  Eligible for:
Monthly partner agency tours
• National Volunteer Week Events
• Quarterly volunteer/mentoring opportunities with partner agencies
• An invitation to apply to Philanthropy Forum
• Leadership development opportunities serving on ELS committees
• Access to business leaders and non-profit executives
• Insight into the real needs and issues affecting our community
• Annual networking/campaign kick-off event
• Personal/professional development event

Gilcrease:  Any member who donates $500 annually (through workplace campaign or as individual).
  Eligible for:
• All benefits listed previously
• Keynote Address: Community and Social Issues
• Keynote Address: Advocacy and Volunteerism
• Leadership development on the ELS Steering Committee

Skelly: Any member who donates $1,000 annually (through workplace campaign or as individual). 
  Eligible for:
• All benefits listed previously
• Roundtable: Leadership and Philanthropy
• Roundtable: Full-Circle Mentoring

Phillips:   Any member who donates $2,500 annually (through workplace campaign or as an individual).
   Eligible for:
• All benefits listed previously
• One-on-one mentor with Alexis de Tocqueville Society member
• Invitation to Alexis de Tocqueville Society Reception, the United Way’s most distinguished organization of $10,000 individual donors
• Invitation to Philanthropy Forum Sessions

 A Step-Up program is available for Perryman and Gilcrease Level members. To find out more, contact our Director of Donor Experience, Heidi Braver, at 918-295-6660 or els@tauw.org.

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Why Join?

Tulsa’s richest tradition is arguably philanthropy. The community was founded by the generosity of individuals and families who believed in giving back to the greater good for the benefit of posterity as well as prosperity.

Although our history of giving dates back to the oil boom, these family names live on and in many ways, their names have achieved greater local awareness than the industry that gave them their wealth. Phillips, Skelly, Perryman and Gilcrease are perhaps the most notable of our founding fathers.

Today, Tulsa is home to numerous modern-day benefactors who join the ranks of these families. We also are host to countless citizens who give their time and their talent to help others in need. Collectively, our community is continuing this tradition of giving but we must always remain proactive in our efforts to cultivate the next generation of givers.

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