All change begins with leadership.

Community Leaders have the power to be instruments of change. They inspire others to create a better tomorrow. Our Community Leaders, recognized for their gifts of $1,000 or more, are passionate about leaving their mark in Oakville by creating lasting change. Being a United Way Community Leader demonstrates that you are dedicated to make Oakville a great town for everyone.


Double your Gift’s Impact

Sprott Foundation Logo       The Sprott Foundation Matching Challenge

The Sprott Foundation Matching Challenge matches dollar for dollar new and increased Community Leadership gifts to United Way Oakville. Become a first time Community Leadership donor by increasing your gift from $750 to $1,000 and The Sprott Foundation will match your entire donation, doubling your gift to United Way Oakville to $2,000.


Learn more about The Sprott Foundation Matching Challenge


Importance of Community Leadership Giving

Community Leadership giving continues to be one of the fastest growing segments of our annual campaign. Among the most influential people to affect change in Oakville are the generous donors who contribute at the Community Leadership level, giving $1,000 or more annually.

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 In 2012, Community Leadership gifts accounted for over 43% of United Way’s overall campaign, with over $1.4 million contributed by 525 individuals.






See why these Community Leaders give to United Way Oakville


Meet the Community Leadership Campaign Team

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2014 Community Leadership Co-Chair
Manager of Community Relations,
Whole Foods
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2014 Community Leadership Co-Chair
President & CEO,
Oakville Hydro Corporation

Anne Smith

Manager, Community Leadership Giving at United Way Oakville

“Everyone has a slightly different idea of what it means to be a Community Leader. Most people agree, however, that it encompasses more than one’s title or position. Similarly, at United Way Oakville we believe Community Leaders are more than just donors. They are people who catalyze action in their communities. They are people who take initiative to make a difference in their own backyard – where real change begins.”

Email Anne or call 905-845-5571 ext 230.