Tocqueville Society Membership Benefits
The United Way Tocqueville Society was created to acknowledge and honor those individuals whose leadership and commitment to the common good have been uncommon in its generosity. On behalf of the thousands of lives who are touched each year, we thank these visionary leaders for their outstanding annual support.
Three elements which Alexis de Tocqueville admired in American society were liberty, equality and the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor. These same elements are embraced in the French phrase “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.” Tocqueville believed that by achieving these elements of democracy, all people would choose to pursue freedom, knowledge and prosperity, or indépendance, connaissance, and prospérité.
To distinguish Tocqueville Society members who achieve higher levels of giving, special orders of recognition have been created in the spirit of Tocqueville’s belief in the power of free will to do good:
- La Table Ronde de Millions de Dollars — $1 million plus
- Ordre de Prospérité — $750,000 - $999,999
- Ordre de Connaissance — $500,000 - $749,999
- Ordre d’Indépendance — $250,000 - $499,999
- La Société Nationale — $100,000 - $249,999
- Ordre de Fraternité — $75,000 - $99,999
- Ordre d’Egalité — $50,000 - $74,999
- Ordre dé Liberté — $25,000 - $49,999
- Membres de la Société — $10,000 - $24,999
United Way Tocqueville Society Legacy Circle
The United Way Tocqueville Legacy Circle was created to honor current Tocqueville Society members who have also made legacy commitments of $200,000 or more. These Tocqueville Society members are visionaries; making lasting gifts to the advance the common good. The legacy commitment may be: (1) a realized deferred gift of $200,000 or more received from a bequest or similar vehicle; (2) an outright gift or documented written pledge of $200,000 or more to the endowment fund of your local United Way; or (3) a written notification of a revocable or irrevocable planned gift arrangement such as a provision in a will, a life insurance policy, or a split interest gift with a face amount or death benefit of $200,000 or more. An L signifies United Way Tocqueville Society Legacy Circle membership in the annually published National Tocqueville Leadership Recognition Book.
Legacy commitments when coupled with annual contributions help change lives today and tomorrow. Legacy commitments will be providing charitable solutions to societal challenges unimaginable today. We honor United Way Tocqueville Society Legacy Circle members for their uncommon generosity and leadership in advancing the common good.
Specific local Tocqueville Society benefits differ by location; however, all Tocqueville Society members benefit from:
- Joining a national network of philanthropic leaders who are engaged locally to create long-lasting, positive changes
- Partnering with a quality organization and dedicated staff; ensuring that gifts, voice, and time are efficiently invested in local communities to maximize impact
- Utilizing the unique position of United Way as one of the world’s premier philanthropic organizations to convene community business and civic leaders focused on the building blocks of a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job; income that can support a family through retirement; and good health.
Tocqueville Society members receive these national benefits:
- All members of the Tocqueville Society are listed in the National Tocqueville Leadership Recognition Book, published annually by United Way of America.
- Special recognition is given to those members who have made extraordinary commitment to their local United Way by becoming members of the National Society or Million Dollar Roundtable. Members of both the National Society and the Million Dollar Roundtable are featured in the leadership book with their picture and biography.
- Local Tocqueville Society leaders along with National Society and Million Dollar Roundtable members are invited to attend various.
Contact your local United Way to learn how you can become involved in the United Way Tocqueville Society an/or to inquire about local membership benefits.