Tocqueville Society

The United Way Tocqueville Society was founded more than 35 years ago in order to deepen the understanding, commitment and support of United Way's most generous and community-minded investors. 

Alexis de Tocqueville admired three elements in North American society: liberty, equality, and the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor. These same elements are embraced in the French national motto: "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité. Tocqueville believed that by achieving these elements of democracy, all people would choose to pursue freedom, knowledge, and prosperity, or indépendance, connaissance, and prospérité.

Special orders of recognition have been created based on these concepts, and distinguished by each member’s chosen level of giving  beginning at $10,000.

Membership Levels

$10,000 - $24,999 Membres de la Société 

$25,000 - $49,999 Ordre de Liberté   

$50,000 - $74,999 Ordre d’Egalité 

$75,000 - $99,9999 Ordre de Fraternité 

$100,000 - $249,999 La Société Nationale 

$250,000 -  $499,999 Ordre d’Indépendance

$500,000 -  $749,999 Ordre de Connaissance 

$750,000 -  $999,999 Ordre de Prospérité

$1,000,000+ Million Dollar Roundtable


For more information about the Tocqueville Society and membership opportunities, please contact Amey Shortess Crousillac at or 225-382-3511.