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 566 members giving an average gift of nearly $11,600.
Our Women United – Tocqueville Society is a powerful network of more than 203 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 over $7.2 million in the past year, providing the building blocks to self-sufficiency in our community in the areas of education, housing, employment and health.
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 $125 million to change the odds for families and communities in central Maryland.
Nationally, the Tocqueville Society was established by United Way Worldwide in 1984 as a movement to celebrate and recognize individuals investing in their community with gifts of $10,000 and more.