TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY

“When an American needs the assistance of his fellows, it is very rare for that to be refused. When some unexpected disaster strikes a family, a thousand strangers willingly open their purses.”

– Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (1835)

Your generosity gives Greensboro strength. 

United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society members are community impact leaders. They are concerned citizens who have committed to taking action toward a common good. Their action leads to results.

Tocqueville Society members rapidly advance United Way’s body of work through significant investment and though leadership. Together, with community partners, we address Greater Greensboro’s most critical needs so that every person has the opportunity to succeed in life.

The truth is, we cannot accomplish this work without the support of Tocqueville Society members. Tocqueville Society members give annually to ensure local nonprofit partners restore hope and deliver solutions to those in need of human services. The result is a stronger, better Greensboro.

It all started in Greensboro

Under the visionary leadership of Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, former U.S. Ambassador to Finland, Tocqueville Women’s Leadership was established in 1998, right here in Greensboro. As a result the program’s success, United Way Worldwide established Women’s Leadership Council to engage women as an emerging and powerful philanthropic force.  Amazing results are highlighted here.

Overview

In 1835 Alexis de Tocqueville, a French aristocrat and philosopher, wrote Democracy in America. An observation on the American lifestyle, it told the world of the generosity and care that this young country held so dear. In 1984, United Way of America created the Alexis de Tocqueville Society in order to recognize those who have rendered outstanding service as volunteers in their community. Recognizing philanthropists who donate $10,000 or more to the United Way, the members of this society truly embody the American spirit de Tocqueville spoke of.

UWGG Tocqueville Society continues to provide leadership through giving, advocating, and volunteering in our community. They are among the United Way movement’s most outstanding and engaged partners.

The Tocqueville Society fosters, promotes and recognizes the vital importance of our community.

Join Us!

Members of United Way’s Tocqueville Society make an annual contribution of $10,000 or more. To learn more about United Way’s Tocqueville Society, contact us at 336-378-6600.

Award Name Award Giving Amount
Ordre de Prosperite $1, 000,000 – and above
Ordre de Conaissance $500,000 – $999,999
Ordre d’Independance $250,000 –  $499,999
La Société Nationale $100,000 – $249,000
Ordre de Fraternité $75,000 – $99,999
Ordre d’Egalité $50,000 – $74,999
Ordre de Liberté $25,000 – $49,999
Membre de Classique $15,000 – $24,999
Membres de la Société $10,000 – $14,999

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