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United Way Tocqueville Society

United Way Tocqueville Society was formed in 1984 to deepen understanding of, commitment to and support of United Way’s work advancing the common good.

The name Tocqueville Society was chosen in honor of Alexis de Tocqueville – a 19th century French traveler with a strong admiration for the American spirit of volunteerism on behalf of the common good.

The Tocqueville Society recognizes local philanthropic leaders and volunteer champions who have devoted time, talent and resources to create long-lasting changes by tackling our community's most serious issues. These concerned individuals accept a leadership role in making major financial contributions to United Way.

Membership is granted to individuals who contribute at least $10,000 annually to United Way. Contributions help ensure everyone has access to a quality education that leads to a stable job, income to support their family and good health.

While the Tocqueville Society was traditionally another fundraising arm, our local members do much more than just write a check. They are leading efforts to seek innovative solutions, engaging in strategic discussions and convening diverse partners. They’re advocating on behalf of United Way and the communities we serve. And most importantly, each is contributing their own individual leadership and expertise to our work.

Have you heard about United Way Emerging Leaders & Tocqueville Society Mentorship program?
Tocqueville Society members will mentor Emerging Leaders by cultivating a higher level of philanthropic culture and offer the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with successful community leaders in and outside of business.

Learn about this program here:  Emerging Leaders & Tocqueville Society Mentorship Packet


For more information about the United Way Tocqueville Society, please contact Gordon MacRitchie, Director of Major Gifts, at 419.254.4641