Tocqueville Society

The United Way Tocqueville Society recognizes the generosity of those who contribute $10,000 or more annually to Middlesex United Way. These generous philanthropists set an example for others and enjoy a range of exclusive benefits while advancing education, income, health and housing in Middlesex County.

Membership

Membership is based on the following forms of generous giving:

  • An individual giving $10,000 or more annually
  • A couple giving a combined gift of $10,000 or more annually
  • A business owner giving a corporate gift of $10,000 or more annually

Middlesex United Way accepts gifts of cash or checks, online gifts, gifts made through payroll deduction, and gifts of securities. Credit card and billing options are available.

Tocqueville Society members are recognized at the following levels:

Membres de la Société: $10,000 - $24,999
Ordre de Liberté: $25,000 - $49,999
Ordre d’Egalité: $50,000 - $74,999
Ordre de Fraternité: $75,000 - $99,999
La Société Nationale: $100,000 - $249,999
Ordre d’Indépendance: $250,000 - $499,999
Ordre de Connaissance: $500,000 - $749,999
Ordre de Prospérité: $750,000 - $999,999
La Table Ronde de Millions de Dollars: $1 million or more

Benefits for Tocqueville Society Members

  • The satisfaction of knowing you have made a difference in the lives of people throughout your community.
  • The ability to combine your gift with your spouse or partner in order to qualify for membership.
  • Individual and company recognition in Middlesex United Way’s “Leaders in Giving” listing
  • Individual recognition on display on Middlesex United Way’s “Wall of Honor”
  • Invitations to Middlesex United Way signature events throughout the year
  • Advance invitation to Middlesex United Way’s Leadership Roast and recognition at the event
  • Networking opportunities with other philanthropic leaders

Special Recognition for Family Businesses

Family and small business owners (family majority ownership or individual with at least 51% ownership) that make a contribution of $10,000 or more annually will be recognized as Tocqueville Family Business Partners, an exclusive level of our Corporate Sponsorship Program. Contact Kati Hensel for more information at (860) 346-8695 or kati.hensel@middlesexunitedway.org.

History of the Tocqueville Society

When Alexis de Tocqueville visited America in 1831 he observed that Americans hold a unique willingness to work for the common good and a tendency to lend faithful support to neighbors and countrymen, especially in times of need. His observations, readings, and discussions formed the basis of Democracy in America, a study of American society and politics. It is in this spirit that United Way of America created the Tocqueville Society, one of the most prestigious institutions for individuals who are passionate about strengthening lives and helping people, and pursue that passion through action. The Tocqueville Society brings together local individuals who believe United Way is the premier way to build a stronger, healthier community for us all.

Contact Us

Contact Kati Hensel with any questions at (860) 346-8695 or kati.hensel@middlesexunitedway.org.