United Way Tocqueville Society


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
(203) 691-4213
[email protected]

United Way Tocqueville Society of Greater New Haven

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Bruce D. Alexander
Robert J. Alpern and Patricia Preisig
Charlie and Lisa Andriole
Marna and Eric Borgstrom
Dr. and Mrs. Harold D. Bornstein, Jr.
James and Phoebe Boyer
Guido and Anne Tyler Calabresi
Donald and Joyce Calcagnini
Judith Chevalier and Steve Podos
Maureen E. and George J. Collins
William E. Curran
Andrew and Eileen Eder
Ray Fair and Sharon Oster
Lawrence and Paulette Fox
Chris and Toddie Getman
William C. and Jean M. Graustein
Judith Dozier Hackman
Phil Haile and Shannon Callaway
Dr. Peter and Maureen Herbert
Roger Ibbotson and Jody Sindelar
Helen Kauder and Barry Nalebuff
Frank and Joan Kenna
Candice and Donald Kohn
Nancy Kops
Robert and Bonnie Kreitler
Miles and Liz Lasater
Jean M. and Richard LaVecchia
John M. Leventhal and Beverly J.

Kirsten and Jim Levinsohn
Pericles Lewis and Sheila Hayre
Linda Lorimer and Charles Ellis
Carol and Robert Lyons, Jr.
James E. Marshall and Patricia A. Jackson-
Dr. Jennifer and Mr. Michael McNiff
Daniel and Sharon Milikowsky
Edward Kamens and Mary Miller
Minot and Alycyn Nettleton
Michael A. Peel and family
Margie and Ed Pikaart
William and Wendy Platt
The Seedlings Foundation
Gerald Rosenberg and Cheryl Wiesenfeld
Peter Salovey and Marta Moret
Thomas J. Sansone and Ruth Beardsley
Anne F. Schenck
Catherine Sease and David Reese
Robert and Virginia Shiller
Jim and Cathy Smith
Jeffrey and Clarky Sonnenfeld
Pavur R. Sundaresan, M.D., Ph.D.
Patricia Sweet
Ellen L. Tillotson
Cynthia L. Walker and Galen P.
     Cawley, Jr.
Robert Wechsler and Emily Aber
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Zaccagnino


Created: March 3, 2009 - 3:29pm
-- Updated: May 3, 2016 - 8:40pm