WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY MEMBER.
Since 1987, central Maryland Tocqueville Society members have been at the vanguard of improving the lives of countless individuals and families through extraordinary financial gifts, volunteerism and advocacy. For many members, being a member is not so much about writing a check. Rather, it’s an opportunity to have a more influential – even hands-on – role in solving the problems affecting central Maryland to create a better future.
United Way of Central Maryland’s Tocqueville Society members join a national network of more than 25,000 philanthropic leaders in a movement that is committed to creating opportunities for everyone in our region. Locally, there are over 400 members contributing $10,000 annually with an average gift of $15,372. Our Women’s Leadership Council–Tocqueville Society is a powerful network of 126 women who are committed to addressing issues affecting women and children in our community.
Overall, United Way of Central Maryland’s Tocqueville Society has invested more than $7 million in the past year, providing the building blocks to self-sufficiency in our community in the areas of education, financial stability and health.
These gifts account for 30 percent of United Way’s annual private sector fundraising. Since its founding within United Way of Central Maryland in 1987, the Tocqueville Society has raised more than $94.8 million to uplift the vulnerable, poverty-stricken residents of central Maryland.