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Valley United Way values the contributions made by all its supporters, but also recognizes those individuals who commit themselves to providing substantial support to the Valley United Way through its leadership giving program - The Commodore Isaac Hull Society. Commodore Hull was a native of the Valley; having lived in both Derby and Shelton. Hull won enduring fame as the commander of the battleship U.S.S. Constitution, nicknamed "Old Ironsides", during the War of 1812.

Commodore Isaac Hull Society members are an association of dreamers -- dreamers who believe that "impossible" simply means that it hasnít yet been done. It is as association of leaders -- those who have the courage and independence to place themselves in the vanguard of caring. It is an association of the discontented -- discontent that thousand of citizen in our communities are battling drug and alcohol abuse, discontent that hundreds of women and children are victims of abuse. It is an association for those who dare to challenge the status quo.

Members are caring and sharing people who lead by example in the community by ensuring that needed human and social services continue to be made available to all of the citizens of the Lower Naugatuck Valley.

You are cordially invited to join the current Members of the Commodore Isaac Hull Society, thus setting an example for all to recognize and emulate.

Donors of $1,000 to $2,499 will become members of the Captainís Circle.

Donors of $2,500 to $4,999 will become members of the Commodoreís Circle.

Donors of $5,000 to $9,999 will become members of the Admiralís Circle.

Click here to see the 2009-2010 members

Donors of $10,000 and above qualify for membership in The Alexis de Tocqueville Society. This prestigious society is a national leadership recognition program established by United Way of America in 1984 to recognize individual donors who contribute at this level to their local United Way. United Way of America produces a recognition book of all donors, nationwide, who are Alexis de Tocqueville members. Each member is listed under his/her United Way and there are thousands of de Tocqueville members, including some very well known individuals such as Ambassador Walter Annenberg and Bill Gates.

Society members are dedicated to improving the quality of life in our Valley community. These caring and sharing people se the tone for opening doors of opportunity to the young; who nurture the spirit of volunteerism of which we are so justly proud, who maintain the human services that enable so many to live in the quiet dignity we all cherish. In short, these are the people who are in the forefront of the struggle to provide a better way of life to every age and generation.

Click here to see the 2008-2009 members

To make your pledge electronically, click here. Please e-mail or call Valley United Way (926-9478) if you would like more information.

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