FOR RELEASE May 28, 2013
Greenwich United Way honors Tocqueville Donors
Members of the Greenwich United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society were honored Wednesday, May 22, at a gathering held at the home of Karen and Dennis Keegan. The Tocqueville Society includes those donors who contribute $10,000 or more annually in support of the work of the Greenwich United Way.
A powerful voice for positive change in this community, the Tocqueville Society represents over 50 percent of the total United Way funds raised. This year’s Tocqueville event was graciously sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Co-Chairs this year are Juan Meyer, Giovanna and Brian Miller, and Scott Mitchell.
Karen Keegan, United Way Board Chair Virginia Meyer and President Stuart Adelberg presided over thank you’s to the Tocqueville donors. They also acknowledged the leadership of 2012-2013 Campaign Co-Chairs Patricia and Barrett Burns, Fund Development Vice Chair Terry Lamantia, and numerous other Campaign volunteers during this difficult fundraising year.
“In this most challenging economic environment, there are thousands of local people who need us, and thankfully there are others in our community – like all of you – who step forward when needed. You answer the call for help – generously, selflessly, thoughtfully and repeatedly. Thanks to all of you we are making a tremendous difference every day for so many people who would not otherwise be served,” said Mr. Adelberg.
Since 1933 the community has relied on the leadership and expertise of United Way volunteers in researching and identifying local needs, driving planning efforts, uniting constituencies to develop effective solutions, and raising the funds to implement them. In the coming year it will invest thousands of volunteer hours and over $2.5 million toward t