Palmetto Society

Focus Area: Cycle of Success
4,578 Members

United Way’s Palmetto Society is a diverse group of everyday leaders investing in Greenville County’s future. With an annual gift of $1,000 or more to United Way, Palmetto Society members are building a Cycle of Success for thousands of people every day.

The energy, enthusiasm, and leadership of these generous individuals inspires others and provides hope and opportunities to people in need in our community. More than just providing a bandage solution to a single problem or issue, Palmetto Society members lead the way in creating real, sustainable change.

Members are invited to grow their involvement through membership in one of United Way’s affinity groups: African American Leadership Greenville, Women’s Leadership, Young Philanthropists and YP20s.

Click here to view the 2017 Palmetto Society member roster.

Levels of Giving 

United Way of Greenville County recognizes six levels of Leadership Giving through the Palmetto Society. Each of these levels allows you to extend your giving to greater heights, increasing you impact to our community.

Director's Circle: Annual gift of $1,000
Leader's Cirle: Annual gift of $1,500
Executive's Circle: Annual gift of $2,500
President's Circle: Annual gift of $5,000
Chairman's Circle: Annual gift of $7,500
Tocqueville Society: Annual gift of $10,000 or more

Tocqueville Society

Donors who provide an annual gift of $10,000 or more.

These members contributed over $1.6 million to care for our community last year. Led by John Tripoli, chair, and Jason Richards, special events and learning opportunities occur throughout the year. To learn more about United Way of Greenville County’s Tocqueville Society, contact Lyndsey Sloan at 864-467-3510 or

Palmetto Society Board

Kris B. Hodge, Chair

13th Circuit Solicitor’s Office

Matt Puckett, Vice Chair
Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.

Click here to see the full list of board members.