The prestigious Tocqueville Society is a national, philanthropic society honoring individuals who annually give $10,000 or more annually to the United Way Campaign.
Tocqueville Society members are individuals who understand the need to lead by example in their communities and their organizations.
" I am thankful for the opportunity to be among a group of dedicated Tocqueville and leadership contributors who give, advocate and volunteer. For less than $20 a week, you can join us and thousands of your friends and colleagues as a leader in improving our community. The experts at United Way efficiently apply our dollars, directed to Community Investment, in a holistic manner to ensure the success of our neighbors, friends, families and children. "- James Sicilian, Day Pitney LLP; co-chair and member of the United Way Tocqueville Society
United Way Tocqueville Society was formed globally in 1984 to deepen individual understanding of, commitment to, and support for United Way’s work for our community and to create opportunities for a better life for all. Nationally, there are approximately 430 United Way Tocqueville Society programs recognized by United Way Worldwide.
The Society is named after 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.