The Peaks Society

Peaks Masthead: Blue Ridge Mountains




Unique Apart, United Together

The Peaks Society is a powerful group of local prominent residents who commit their time and resources to co-creating an inclusive community where everyone belongs and everyone thrives. The Peaks Society serves as a conduit for its members to learn about issues facing students, families, and communities, and to become a catalyst for positive change by developing solutions that address these issues.

Designed to recognize community members who invest $1,000 or more annually, The Peaks Society comprises United Way's largest single donor base and is the driving force behind much of our work.


Joining is easy! We offer payroll deduction, credit card, bank draft, and paper billing options, and can do so on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. 

  • Donate $1,000 or more to the Live United Fund by making a gift through your workplace campaign, by mail, have us set up any of the billing options above or give now online and indicate your interest in The Peaks Society. You can also combine your financial gift with that of your partner to equal the $1,000 giving level, making both of you Peaks members. Please contact Kris Dionne for instructions.
  • For detailed information about The Peaks Society, please contact Kris Dionne, 828.239.1049.

And be sure to connect with us on Facebook

Membership in The Peaks Society has its benefits - both personal and professional:

  • Special recognition in our annual Leaders in Giving + Action publication;
  • Networking events and educational forums with other corporate and community leaders;
  • An annual appreciation reception reserved exclusively for Leadership Givers;
  • Joint events with United Way's Affinity Groups (Women United and Highlands Circle);
  • On-going opportunities to give back to our community through volunteerism; and
  • Year-round communications sharing the amazing impact members have in our community.

Committee Members

  • Brent Russell - Chair, Allen-Tate, Beverly-Hanks Realtors
  • Jessica Rivers - Center for Inspired Education
  • Jennifer Marlowe - Northwestern Mutual
  • Lucy Rountree - Green Nature Marketing
  • Page Sigmon - Eaton
  • Clint Cogburn - Ward and Smith, P.A.