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