Tocqueville Society members are philanthropic leaders who, through generous gifts of treasure, demonstrate their commitment to tackling our community’s most pressing problems to create sustainable change. The Society is named after the 19th century French political thinker and historian Alexis de Tocqueville who, in his writings, recognized the importance of voluntary action on behalf of the common good. The Society is dedicated to developing a stronger sense of community and connection among local philanthropists through engagement opportunities that grow awareness of issues and solutions affecting the well-being of children and families in our community and networking with like-minded individuals.
Members of our local Tocqueville Society automatically become members of United Way Worldwide’s Tocqueville United, a society comprised of philanthropic leaders from throughout the United Way network, which includes not only the United States but also the world.
Tocqueville Society membership is open to individuals or couples who donate $10,000 or more annually through the United Way Campaign
- Access to, and networking with, influential local business and community leaders
- Invitations to exclusive events
- Opportunities throughout the year to engage with Tocqueville United members nationally via the Tocqueville United Signature Series
- Opportunity to witness and experience United Way’s work first-hand
- Priority access to United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut events
- Receipt of quarterly Tocqueville e-newsletter
- Premier listing in United Way’s Annual Report