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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, 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 540 members giving an average gift of nearly $13,000.

Our Women United – Tocqueville Society is a powerful network of 165 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, health, housing and employment.

These gifts account for more than 33 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 $102.7 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 up.

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 directory
  • 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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Women United Harvest Helpers Volunteer Event

Jun 3, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.

First Fruits Farm, Freeland, MD

Join Women United and their families to harvest produce at First Fruits Farm to donate to our neighbors in need. LEARN MORE »

Harvest Helpers Volunteer Event at First Fruits Farm

Jun 17, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.

First Fruits Farm, Freeland, MD

Join us to harvest produce at First Fruits Farm to donate to our neighbors in need. LEARN MORE »

Emerging Leaders United Pack the Pantry Volunteer Event

Jun 24, 2017 - 8:00 a.m.

The Franciscan Center 101 West 23rd Street Baltimore, MD 21218

At this hands-on volunteer event, we'll sort and pack food at United Way's parter organization, the Franciscan Center. 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.

GRANTS 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.

MEET OUR CHAIRS

Jonathan E. Claiborne, Tocqueville Chair

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP

Deborah H. Diehl, Tocqueville Chair

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP

Walter D. Pinkard, Jr., Tocqueville Society Vice Chair

Cushman & Wakefield