Help fuel success

When you give to Lead(h)er, you are igniting passion and purpose, sparking success, and fueling career and community engagement. 

We are 100% funded by the generosity of our sponsors. Your donation ensures that Lead(h)er will continue to be able to provide the Strike a Match program to our local professional community free of charge.

our annual appeal is underway

and we need YOU to help us fuel career and community engagement for women in the Quad Cities!


want to support another way?

we’ve got lots of room for you!

Spark Success: $25

Every fire needs a spark to get started. Your $25 donation is the right-sized spark that we need to be sure we can keep fueling career and community engagement for women in our community.

Fan the Flame: $100

Sometimes it just takes a little movement to get a fire going.  Your $100 donation covers the cost of mentor recruitment for one woman.

Adopt a Match: $1,000

Lead(h)er's signature Strike a Match program is fueled by the generosity of our donors.  We have over 100 matches enrolled in the program and we are growing every single day.

These women are engaged, inspired and poised to lead our community, but they need you to keep the fire going.

Your contribution of $1000 sponsors a match for a year, providing weekly communication, tools for professional development and opportunities for your match to network and connect to the community.

Collaboration Sponsor: $5,000

Support the work with our four nonprofit volunteer collaborations with this unique sponsorship. This $5000 donation ignites Lead(h)er's community involvement, helping to create a vibrant, diverse and connected region.

Fuel a Fire: $10,000

A big blaze needs a lot of fuel and your $10,000 contribution can help us start one.  

Your $10,000 donation supports 10 matches for a year.  

All expenses paid.  Access to professional development.  Connections to local networking.

Why just strike a match when you can fuel a whole fire?  

Want to sponsor an event?

(h)uddle Sponsorship

Each (h)uddle will be sponsored by a local organization interested in helping Lead(h)er to connect young professional women with experienced leaders to fuel career and community engagement. The (h)uddle presents a unique opportunity for a prospective sponsor to market goods or services in front of a captive audience of at least 60 professionals who live locally. In exchange for event sponsorship, Lead(h)er will recognize the sponsor at the event, through social media and in Lead(h)er’s bi-monthly newsletter, (h)uddle Up!. Sponsorship for this event is $4,000.00 annually or $1,000.00 per event.

(h)ooray! We love our donors. 

Royal Neighbors of America CEO and President Cynthia Tidwell presents a $10,000 Nation of Neighbors Award to Melissa Pepper.