Giving Levels

United Way offers several Leadership Giving options.

Donors are recognized in our annual report and are invited to an annual Leadership Giving Association Dinner. There are four levels within the Leadership Giving Association.

Levels of Giving Contribution Amount
Tocqueville Society $10,000 or more
Gold $5,000-$9,999
Silver $2,500-$4,999
Bronze $1,000-$2,499

Tocqueville Society

Alexis de Tocqueville was a young Frenchman who traveled to America in 1831 to record his observations of democracy in this dynamic new country. Tocqueville’s resulting work, entitled “Democracy in America” describes a country of willing, committed people who step forward to help when a need arises among others in the community. He saw volunteerism as a way of life that was uniquely American.

The Tocqueville Society recognizes the French historian's admiration for our country's spirit of helping. Its members are recognized for their generous annual contribution of $10,000 or more in a local membership roster and in the annual national registry. There are more than 13,500 members of the Tocqueville Society from 285 communities nationwide. Members are also recognized in our annual report and are invited to an annual Leadership Giving Association Dinner.

To learn more about joining the Tocqueville Society, please contact Kim Morgan, United Way of Western Connecticut Chief Executive Officer at 203-883-6706.