The Vanguard

What is the Vanguard?

The Vanguard is a United Way giving program that recognizes donors of $1,000 or more annually. In 2011, Purdue has 314 Vanguards. Most Vanguard donors allot a portion of their donation to support the administrative expenses of the campaign so that all other donors may be certain 100 percent of their gifts go directly to the agencies. Vanguard donors may also choose to direct all or part of their contributions to agency support.

Individuals or combined households contributing at the following levels qualify for membership in the Vanguard:

Pearl $1,000-$1,499
Topaz $1,500-$1,999
Sapphire $2,000-$3,499 
Ruby $3,500-$4,999 
Emerald $5,000-$9,999 
Alexis de Tocqueville Society $10,000 and up

Vanguard contributors are very special to United Way — and to our community. Last year, Vanguards contributed more than was needed to fund the United Way. This went to the agencies to fund unmet needs.

Give a little more...Help a lot more!

Become a Vanguard, increase your Vanguard level, or pledge to be a Vanguard and you will help the Greater Lafayette community even more! (Vanguard gifts are at least $1,000 annually.)

This year, every new or increased unrestricted dollar you give toward becoming a Vanguard (or increasing to a new level of Vanguard) will be matched dollar-for-dollar, thanks to a grant from Eli Lilly Endowment.

Convocations Founder's Level Day Offer

Become a new Vanguard adn receive a Founder's level membership from Convocations.