Membership Groups

Tocqueville Society

Your gift of $10,000 or more annually invites you to join United Way’s Tocqueville Society, a National Giving Society.

Who are our Tocqueville Society Members?

Our Tocqueville Society members give $10,000 or more annually to the United Way Campaign. They invest in an array of nonprofit organizations that they care about, including our United Way.

Members of these exclusive groups come from diverse neighborhoods, backgrounds and careers, using their generosity and expertise to create real, lasting change in the lives of children and families.

Why give directly to United Way?

In addition, those who give directly to United Way, make opportunities possible for children and families right here in our community. They understand and embrace the fact that there must be strategic solutions to our most complex challenges.

They recognize that no one organization or person can do it alone. It is through connecting people and passions they we’re able to make our region a better place.

See last year’s results and how leadership dollars to United Way are making a difference.

How are Tocqueville Society Members Recognized?

As a Tocqueville Society Member, your name will be included in the Leadership Investors Roster. This is an online publication, which is published annually. Click here to view: 2017 United Way Leadership Roster

For a printed copy, please contact Lisa M. Cretella, Director of Leadership Giving and Affinity Groups at lcretella@unitedwayinc.org or 860.493.6882.

What is the Tocqueville Society Giving Level?

The prestigious Tocqueville Society is an international philanthropic society honoring individuals who annually give $10,000 or more to the United Way Campaign. Members lead by example in their communities and their organizations.

If you and your spouse, or partner, both donate through the United Way Campaign, your annual gifts can be combined to achieve leadership recognition. Learn more about the Tocqueville Society.

Membership Benefits

All gifts to United Way provide solutions that create real community impact. Being a Tocqueville Society Member provides even more opportunities to engage in our work.

Receive updates and join conversations around issues that matter to all of us.
Network with concerned community leaders and professionals.
Volunteer at projects designed to make a lasting difference in our community.
Before you pledge, inquire about philanthropic matching programs from your employer.

Combined Household Gifts

When you combine your gift with that of your spouse or partner for a total annual gift of $10,000 or more, you both can be recognized as United Way Tocqueville Society Members. If you wish to be recognized as a Tocqueville Society Member for your combined gift of $10,000 or more, please be sure to indicate this on your pledge form.

Philanthropy Fund

The Philanthropy Fund is an exclusive program for philanthropists to meet all of their charitable giving needs. Consider how much you want to contribute annually to nonprofit agencies (minimum total of $10,000). At least $5,000 of your gift will benefit 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. Designations may be made as often as you wish, as long as sufficient dollars have been paid into the account. You also have the option to schedule automatic allocations throughout the year. As a “thank you” for your generosity, no fees will be deducted from designations made through the Philanthropy Fund program. Periodic reports will be sent to inform you of your balance and show current designated activity. Any funds remaining as of January 1 will benefit United Way.

If your employer offers a match program, your donation and match combined may be eligible (ex: $5,000 personal gift with $5,000 employer match).

Through the United Way Philanthropy Fund, you receive customization, choice, convenience, recognition and impact.

To learn more, please contact Lisa M. Cretella, Director of Leadership Giving and Affinity Groups at lcretella@unitedwayinc.org or 860.493.6882.

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