United Way’s Tocqueville Society is comprised of philanthropic leaders and volunteer champions who give $10,000 or more annually to the Greenwich United Way, creating a profound and lasting positive impact on the human service needs of the Greenwich community and on the lives of all those who live and work here.

The Greenwich United Way Tocqueville Society is named after the French author Alexis de Tocqueville who, in the 1800s, traveled extensively throughout the United States. His observations, readings and discussions with eminent Americans formed the basis of Democracy in America, a detailed study of American society and politics.

The observation on philanthropy made by Alexis de Tocqueville in 1831 is true today. Americans understand that advancing the common good means creating opportunities for a better life for all.

“Never lose sight of the close connection
between the private fortune of each
and the prosperity of all.”
– Alexis de Tocqueville

Participate and Make a Difference

For close to 20 years, the Greenwich United Way’s Tocqueville Society has served as one of our community’s most prestigious and effective philanthropic initiatives. Benefits of Tocqueville Society membership include:

  • Assurance that your dollars are invested efficiently and where they will have the most impact
  • Regular updates specifically designed for Society members, including information about your investment gift, and opportunities for further involvement
  • Invitations to exclusive Tocqueville Society networking and social events and invitations to participate on select volunteer committees and projects
  • The ability to meet and encourage other philanthropic-minded individuals

Click below for the membership levels for our Tocqueville Society.


Levels of Membership

Membres de la Société
$10,000 – $24,999

Ordre de Liberté

Ordre d’Egalité

Ordre de Fraternité

La Société Nationale

Ordre d’Indépendance

Ordre de Connaissance

Ordre de Prospérité

Table Ronde de Millions de Dollars
$1,000,000 and above