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WHAT IS THE TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY?

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, being a member is not so much about writing a check, rather it is 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 more than 550 members giving an average gift of nearly $13,000.

Our Women United – Tocqueville Society is a powerful network of more than 180 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 nearly $8 million in the past year, providing the building blocks to self-sufficiency in our community in the areas of education, housing, emploment and health.

These gifts account for more than 36 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 $118 million to change the odds for families and communities in central Maryland.

Nationally, the Tocqueville Society was established by United Way Worldwide in 1985 as a movement to celebrate and recognize individuals investing in their community with gifts of $10,000 and more.

STEP-UP PROGRAMS MAKE IT EASIER TO JOIN

Generous partnerships with local foundations make it easier for you to step up your contribution and allow United Way to instantly leverage your donation.

BENEFITS OF BELONGING

Tocqueville Society members are invited to exclusive networking, volunteer and family fun events:

  • “In Their Own Words” breakfasts featuring prominent community leaders
  • Invitation and recognition at our annual Tocqueville reception 
  • Recognition in the local Tocqueville Society membership book
  • Family Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in learning more about our Tocqueville Society and how you can help advance our work, contact us at 410-547-8000 or majorgifts@uwcm.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Dr. Seuss Reading Day

Mar 2, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.

Various schools in central Maryland

Join us in celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the impact he’s made on early reading. As a volunteer, you’ll engage young students at a local school by reading The Cat In The Hat and conducting a fun activity to LEARN MORE »

Care Kits for the Homeless with Families Living United

Mar 10, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.

NonProfit Collaborative of Howard County 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive Columbia, MD 21046

Together, we can fight to end homelessness in Howard County. Bring your whole family and join us to assemble care kits for people in need. LEARN MORE »

United Way’s 2018 Women’s Forum

Mar 22, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.

Morgan State University Calvin & Tina Tyler Ballroom 1700 E Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251

Spend the afternoon of March 22 with United Way as our Women United membership group hosts this signature event that convenes, connects, and celebrates dynamic business and community leaders. LEARN MORE »

MAKE A GREATER IMPACT

See how you can help those in need access healthy food, overcome homelessness and navigate resources with your Tocqueville Society gift.

MEET OUR CHAIRS

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Walter D. Pinkard, Jr.,
Tocqueville Society Chair

Cushman & Wakefield

Mark Huston

Mark P. Huston,
Tocqueville Society Vice Chair

Constellation Energy