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.

Thank you to our 2021-2022 Tocqueville donors


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


Benefits of being a Tocqueville Society Member

  • Name listed in United Way’s Annual Report and website

  • Invitations to special events

  • Opportunities to network and meet with donors who share a like-minded spirit of philanthropy

  • Updates on the impact of your investment

  • Access to exclusive volunteer opportunities


Tocqueville Society members are invited to participate in our Gottlieb Affinity groups:

Women United seeks to improve the lives of those in the Capital Area with a focus on education, income stability, healthy living and basic needs -  the building blocks for a strong community. Women United is committed to excellence in community service, fundraising, and dedication to the renewal, development and empowerment of its members. 

The African American Leadership Council is comprised of members committed to cultivating a stronger and equitable community through volunteerism, philanthropy, and community impact. 


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