For release May 1, 2014
Greenwich United Way Recognizes Tocqueville Donors
Members of the Greenwich United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society were recognized April 24 at a gathering held at the home of Keri and Kevin Cameron. The Tocqueville Society includes those donors who contribute $10,000 or more annually in support of the work of the Greenwich United Way. Susan Fales-Hill, who was the guest speaker at that afternoon’s Sole Sisters Luncheon, was the specail guest at the evening’s reception. She talked about the ups and downs of her fascinating career as an author, journalist, and television producer. See photos from Tocqueville reception.
Gifts made by this most generous group represent over 50% of the total United Way funds raised during each Campaign Year. This year’s Tocqueville event was graciously sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Acknowledging guests at the reception were United Way Board Chair Virginia Meyer and President Stuart Adelberg who thanked all of our generous Tocqueville donors as well as numerous other Campaign volunteers for their work during this difficult fundraising year.
Mr. Adelberg said, “In what continues to be a 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.”
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 that end.