Great Lakes Leadership Society

Great Leadership Society


Leadership Giving represents a level of community participation by those who have a deep commitment to the community and a desire to do more. The exceptional quality of life that we are privileged to enjoy in Northeast Michigan is a reflection of the people who live here. This area is fortunate to be the home of many individuals, businesses, companies and corporations who are committed to the development of our community and take an active part in making our community a better place to live, work and raise families. United Way’s Leadership Giving Program is an opportunity for individuals, businesses, companies and corporations to become leaders and realize a vision of stronger, healthier communities. Leadership givers impact critical health and human care service issues in profound and meaningful ways. When you give to the United Way of Northeast Michigan, you help people who need it the most. An investment in the United Way yields long term results and enhances thousands of lives in Northeast Michigan.


Membership Levels


Lake Superior Level is a distinguished group of individuals whose annual personal contribution of $2,500+ demonstrates their commitment to our local communities.


Lake Michigan Level is reserved for those individuals who make an annual personal contribution of $1,000 to $2,499 which shows their investment in the future of our communities.


Lake Huron Level is granted upon members who make an annual personal contribution of $500 to $999 which expresses their community commitment.


Lake Ontario Level is represented by businesses, companies and corporations who make an annual contribution for the benefit of the community.


Lake Erie Level honors those businesses, companies and corporations that employ individual leadership givers.




We gratefully acknowledge our Great Lakes Leadership Society donors.

Leadership donors come from all walks of life and we thank them for their leadership and commitment

to the citizens of our community and the well placed trust in the United Way of Northeast Michigan.



Lake Superior Level



Lake Michigan Level

($1,000 – $2,499)

James & Nancy Apsey

Robert Budnik

Debra Clark

Gary & Judy Dawley

Randy & Cindy Hartman

Dr. Priscilla Homola

Bill Kelly

Barry & Celina Losinski

Michael & Barb Mahler

Dr. Daniel Maxwell

Don & Carol Rumbles

George Smart

Andrew Tarkington, DDS

Anonymous Donors


Lake Huron Level

($500 - $999)

Carolyn Anderson

Drs. Sanjeev & Monika Arora

Sarah Barnes

Denise Bates

Bob Baughman

Teresa Bellows

Karom & Linda Bjella

Dick & Jeanine Boyce

Gary & Kathy Brown

Kevin & Linda Brown

Ted & Ann Burton

Pete Cole

Kevin & Paula Curtis

Giulio Fantasia

Lynn & Shauna Field

Stephen Fletcher

Daniel Fowler

Curt & Kay Gonyea

Georgene Hildebrand

Benjamin Hubert

John & Ellen Eagan

Olin & Patricia Joynton

Chris & Caryl Kaiser

Michael J. Kelly

Grant & Annemarie Kessler

Lee Kinsel

John & Julie Kowalski

Bernard & Nancy Lamp

Frank & Nancy Laurette

Tim & Bev Maher

Elaine Mandenburg

Chris & Julie McCoy

Jon B. McLain, DDS

Curt & Kelly Miller

Bill & Marge Morford

Gordon & Vernie Nethercut

Bernard & Ruth O’Brien

Jim Park

Jay Schmidt

Tony Skiba, DDS

Christopher Sopczynski

Joshua Spragg

James Straley

Dick & Lorraine Sutherland

Edward VanSipe

Andrew Wait

James & Barb Wolf

Anonymous Donors

Lake Ontario Level

(Businesses, Companies, Corporations)


First Federal of Northern Michigan



$1,000 – $2,499

Alpena Power Company

Douville-Johnston Corp

JCPenney Company

Model Printing Service

The Alpena News Publishing Company

Anonymous Companies


$500 - $999

Alpena Agency, Inc.

Alpena Supply

Bank of Alpena

Community Financial Credit Union


Wal Mart

Anonymous Companies



Lake Erie Level

(Businesses, Companies, Corporations

represented by Individual Leadership Givers)

Alcona Health Centers

Alpena Agency, Inc.

Alpena Community College

Alpena Supply

AMA Educational Service District

Alpena Power Company

Alpena Regional Medical Center

Besser Company

City of Alpena


First Federal of Northern Michigan

Independent Bank


NE MI Community Mental Health

Neiman’s Family Market


State of Micigan

Straley, et. al.

Anonymous Companies






Every effort has been made

to ensure the accuracy of the information

We sincerely apologize for any errors or omissions.