The Livermore Society is named for George Livermore, president of the Ithaca Gun Company and an avid supporter of United Way. In 1983, Betty Cornish was the first Campaign Chair to raise $1,000,000 for the Community Campaign; her guidance and vision created the Livermore Society for Leadership.
Leadership giving by individuals continues to grow with each Campaign. These gifts have enabled United Way to respond to the changing conditions and emerging needs in our community. There are different levels of support beginning with gifts of $700. Donors giving $10,000 or more become members of the Tocqueville Society, United Way Worldwide's national recognition-giving program.
United Way of Tompkins County is grateful for the generosity of each and every donor.