The prestigious United Way Tocqueville Society is a national, philanthropic society honoring individuals who annually give $10,000 or more to United Way.
Why Tocqueville? Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat, toured the United States applauding the voluntary spirit of American society. His observations formed the 1835 work "Democracy in America," a detailed study of American society, culture and politics. Perhaps his most important observation was that Americans helped one another in times of need.
"I must say that I have seen Americans make great and real sacrifices to the public welfare; and I have noticed a hundred instances in which they hardly ever failed to lend faithful support to one another."
The following individuals or couples are now members of the United Way of Greater New Haven Tocqueville Society. There are 490 Tocqueville Societies in communities across the United States, with 25,475 members.
Nationwide, over 525 individuals and families have made plans to, or have endowed, their annual Tocqueville gift by joining the Legacy Society. This is conservatively estimated to have a $132,000,000 current and future impact on endowments held by United Ways and will generate a Tocqueville level gift in their name in perpetuity. These Legacy Society gifts will improve lives far into the future.
Please consider becoming a member of the Legacy Society. For more information, please contact:
Kathleen Norwood Crisafi
Alexis de Tocqueville Society Manager
United Way Tocqueville Society of Greater New Haven
Kirsten and Jim Levinsohn