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The Ochlawaha Society was founded in 1989 by a forward-thinking group of volunteers who joined together to increase the awareness, commitment and support of United Way of Henderson County's most generous and community-minded investors. Members invest at least $1,000 annually with United Way of Henderson County and represent a true cross-section of our caring community. Workforce donors, retirees, professionals and philanthropists advance the common good with their investments and help create positive, long-lasting change, making Henderson County a better place for all of us.


  • French Broad River  $5,000 - $9,999
  • Mills River                 $2,500 - $4,999
  • Clear Creek               $1,500 - $2,400
  • Hoopers Creek         $1,000 - $1,499

"I was raised by a single mother from the age of five, and we occasionally went through some hard times. I also remember people helping us through those hard times. Now it is my turn to help."

Rudy Olson, Ochlawaha Society Member


United Way of Henderson County is proud to recognize the generous individuals and couples who invest $10,000 or more annually as members of the Tocqueville Society, a national United Way society of leadership donors. The society was named after Alexis De Tocqueville, a 19th century politcal thinker who wrote about American democracy and the importance of working for the common good of neighbors and countrymen. 

“Gary and I have been supporters of United Way in all of the many places we have lived. United Way is such a great way to support our community. There are so many nonprofits; it is difficult to choose those that help the most. When you give to United Way you know your money is being used for the benefit of the most efficient and worthy groups.”

Beverly and Gary Dillon, Tocqueville Society Members 


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Women United (WU) was established in 2016 and is a special initiative that connects and engages local women who want to make a significant impact in our community. WU members invest $1,000 or more annually to United Way of Henderson County and can take advantage of organized volunteer initiatives, community education, and networking opportunities. Women who make a joint gift with a spouse of $1,000 or more are also eligible to participate. Learn more about Women United here.