Giving Societies

The Middlesex United Way Leadership Circle recognizes those who contribute $1,000 or more annually to Middlesex United Way. These generous philanthropists set an example for others and enjoy a range of exclusive benefits while creating measurable impact in Middlesex County.

The United Way Tocqueville Society recognizes the generosity of those who contribute $10,000 or more annually to Middlesex United Way.


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.

Members of our Red Feather Society have made a commitment to Middlesex United Way to continue their contribution in their will or estate plans. 



  • Reduction or elimination of your capital gains tax on appreciated assets such as securities.
  • Increased income for you or a person you designate as a beneficiary.
  • Reduction of your income tax through the charitable income tax deduction.
  • Decreased tax liability associated with the transfer of assets to your beneficiaries at your death.
  • Membership in Middlesex United Way's Red Feather Society, joining a group of generous and faithful contributors who make a difference for today and tomorrow.