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Children, unemployed and underemployed individuals are counting on you to support our mission and donate to help families break the cycle of poverty. The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio works in some of the most vulnerable neighborhoods from Northern Kentucky to Dayton. And we can’t do it without you. There are so many ways to give to the Urban League. Give online or through our many other ways to donate - we’ve made it easy to help in ways that work for you.                   
Those walking through our doors for assistance need your help today! With your donation you can empower lives and deliver life-changing support to those living in poverty.

Become a Monthly Donor
Join a special group of monthly donors that give to those who are looking for new opportunities and a way out of poverty the confidence of knowing that life-changing support is always near.

Lifetime Giving Societies
Join a philanthropic community of generous supporters who invest in helping the poor by supporting our mission. Our Lifetime Giving Societies pay tribute to those who have either supported the Urban League or made significant contributions toward the fight for equality and civil rights.

Donald and Marian Spencer Giving Society – Civil Rights Pioneers ($100K+)

David and Dee Dillon Giving Society – Retired Kroger CEO & Major Urban League Supporter - ($50,000 to $99,999)

Harriet Tubman Giving Society – Leading Abolitionist ($25,000 to $49,000)

Clarence Joseph “CJ” McLin, Jr. – Dayton Civic & Political Leader ($5,000 to $9,999)

Rosa Parks Society – Civil Rights Activist ($2,500 to $4,999)

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Giving Society – Executive Director of National Urban League (Calendar year giving of $1,000+)

1946 Legacy Society Planned Giving
Leave a legacy of hope for underprivileged families and children in our region. Consider these options as part of your estate planning.
  • Gifts made by way of last will and testament  (Bequests)
  • Gifts that pay income to the donor (Annuities)
  • Gifts that help protect the donor’s assets (Charitable Remainder Trusts)
  • Gifts of assets (Cash, stock, property or vehicles)
  • Gifts of retirement accounts (IRA or 401K)

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Workplace Giving

United Way
Each year more than 100,000 people help create lasting change in our community by participating as donors to the annual United Way of Greater Cincinnati Campaign. Designate your gift to the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio on your pledge form.

Kroger Community Rewards
Every year, Kroger gives up to $4 million to local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations. Through Kroger, fund-raising is easy. Just sign up to join the Community Rewards Program, list Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio as your nonprofit of choice, and then swipe your Kroger Plus Card when you pay for groceries at Kroger. It's simple and doesn't cost you a dime. Visit: to get started today!

You can make a GIFT online today! For more information on becoming a monthly donor or investing in the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio through workplace giving, giving societies, planned giving, United Way or the Combined Federal Campaign contact our Vice President of Development Cato Mayberry at or call (513) 487-6532 or email the development team at

Combined Federal Campaign
The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season (September 1st to December 15th) support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. Make your donation to the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio Campaign: Campaign Locator