Meridian Society

An elite group of philanthropists who lead the community to a better, stronger future. Meridian Society members are the movers and shakers of our community; they lead the charge in improving the lives of thousands of people in Central Indiana through their leadership, dedication and generous gifts of $25,000 or more annually.

Attend Exclusive Special Events

Meridian Society members enjoy various exclusive, members-only events throughout the year, such as the Meridian Society Speaker Series. Highly regarded speakers from all over the country give powerful, engaging and educational speeches on a variety of topics.

Transformational Giving

Meridian Society members transform lives in significant, positive ways with gifts that are large enough in size, scope and longevity to make a lasting impact in our community. These gifts include legacy gifts, adding United Way to your will, or naming United Way as a beneficiary on life insurance or retirement accounts. Transformational giving makes life-changing moments possible in our community for generations to come.

Is the Meridian Society for me?

Are you a leader who strives to make lasting impact in your community through strategic programs and initiatives, plus participate in unique social and cultural events?

If the answer is "yes," then the Meridian Society is for you. Submit an interest form and Senior Director of Major and Transformational Giving, Tanya Hand, will contact you directly.

For more information, contact Tanya Hand at

Submit interest form


  • Membership Benefits
  • How to Join

Membership Benefits

  • Unique social and cultural events with other Meridian Society members
  • First Wednesday luncheons featuring local community and business leaders
  • Networking opportunities on a local and national scale
  • Customized volunteer opportunities in your areas of interest
  • Community recognition
  • Members-only educational opportunities
  • Volunteer experiences tailored to your skills and interests
  • Quarterly updates and member spotlights in the Tocqueville newsletter
  • Membership in the National Tocqueville Society

How to Join

Request a meeting with the staff manager or make a donation through our online platform or through your company giving drive.