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Alexis de Tocqueville Society
Tocqueville Society plays a key role in the success of United Way. Monies raised through the Tocqueville Society - generally during the course of one or two events - helps to offset United Way's operational expenses i.e., salaries, office, and day to day expenses, etc. In this way, monies United Way will raise during its annual campaign will go directly to local approved support agencies in the community that have been selected after careful review by the Board and Allocation Team volunteers.
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