Tocqueville and Constitution Society Membership Fulfillment Options

Tocqueville and Constitution Society Membership Fulfillment Options:

Cash and Checks

Donate to United Way before year-end and take advantage of extended tax benefits included in the COVID Economic Relief Package passed in December 2020. For donors who itemize deductions, donors can claim a tax deduction of up to 100% of their Adjusted Gross Income for contributions to qualifying charities. (Note: Donors who take the standard deduction may also take an “above-the-line” deduction for up to $300 in charitable donations given in 2021.)

Check donations need to be made out to United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. To take advantage of 2021 tax benefits, please mail your donation to:
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
30 Laurel Street
Hartford, CT 06106

If you are mailing your donation, your envelope must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2021, to take advantage of tax benefits in the 2021 tax year..


Giving is easy when you elect to pledge. Choose the option that best meets your needs – payroll deduction, bill me later (one time, monthly or quarterly) or set up a recurring credit card payment.

Gifts of Stock

Giving stock or securities to United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is a strategic way to invest in positive community change. By contributing long-term appreciated securities to United Way, you may avoid the capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold the securities and retrained the proceeds.

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Individual Retirement Account Required Minimum Distribution

You can support United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut’s mission and receive tax benefits in return with this popular gift option commonly called the IRA charitable rollover. You must take your first required minimum distribution by April 1 of the year after you reach age 72. You can give from your IRA distribution directly to United Way without increasing your adjusted gross income. (Please consult your financial/tax advisor to determine your required minimum distribution and the tax implications associated with your IRA charitable rollover gift.)

Donor Advised Fund

If you have a Donor Advised Fund with a third party, you can recommend that funds be allocated to United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut to be invested in its mission-aligned work.

Two additional donation fulfillment options are available to Tocqueville Society members:

Philanthropy Fund

Philanthropy Fund is an exclusive program for members of United Way’s Tocqueville Society to help you meet all your charitable giving needs. To open a Philanthropy Fund, you must contribute a minimum of $10,000 annually of which at least $5,000 of your gift benefits United Way. Throughout the calendar year, you can contact the United Way Philanthropy Fund administrator to direct your gift to nonprofit organizations of your choice. As a “thank you” for your generosity, no fees will be deducted from designations made through the Philanthropy Fund program.

United Way Private Label Donor Advised Fund

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut’s Donor Advised Fund offers Tocqueville members a low cost, flexible vehicle for charitable giving. Our comprehensive, streamlined system makes giving to United Way and the causes you care about fast and simple. When you establish a donor advised fund, you will receive an immediate tax benefit with the ability to distribute grants over time, even in a different tax year. An initial contribution of $15,000 is required to open a donor advised fund with a minimum of 20% of the contribution being allocated to a designated fund to support the work of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.

To learn more, please contact Kim Reeves, Director, Leadership and Major Giving at

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