Tocqueville Society

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The United Way Tocqueville Society was formed in March of 1984 to deepen individual understanding of, commitment to, and support of United Way’s work: advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. The Tocqueville Society recognizes local philanthropic leaders and volunteer champions around the world who have devoted time, talent, and funds to create long-lasting changes by tackling our communities’ most serious issues.

Membership in the Tocqueville Society is granted to individuals who contribute at least $10,000.00 annually to a member United Way.

Specifically, the United Way Tocqueville Society aims to:

  • Change lives through philanthropic leadership by focusing on the building blocks for a better life: a quality education that leads to a stable job; income that can support a family through retirement, and good health
  • Communicate the vital role of personal philanthropic action in creating long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of societal problems
  • Enhance local recognition of long-standing service volunteers
  • Foster philanthropic action and voluntary community service
  • Expand high-level personal giving and United Way Major and Planned Giving programs of a high standard
  • Strengthen local leadership development and Major Giving efforts by building upon cross-geographical linkages
  • Prominently position  the Tocqueville Society name and the United Way brand in an effort to stimulate the exchange of philanthropic ideas while maintaining a positive national quality image

For more information about the Tocqueville Society, please contact Angela Crow at 859-233-4462.