The United Way Tocqueville Society was formed in March of 1984 to deepen individual understanding of, commitment to, and support of United Way’s work: advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all.
The Tocqueville Society recognizes local philanthropic leaders and volunteer champions around the world who have devoted time, talent and funds to create long-lasting changes by tackling our community's most serious issues. Membership in the Tocqueville Society is granted to individuals who contribute at least $10,000 annually to a member United Way.
Specifically, the United Way Tocqueville Society aims to:
- Change lives through philanthropic leadership by focusing on the building blocks for a better life: a quality education that leads to a stable job; income that can support a family through retirement; and good health.
- Communicate the vital role of personal philanthropic action in creating long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of societal problems.
- Enhance local recognition of long-standing service volunteers.
- Foster philanthropic action and voluntary community service.
- Expand high-level personal giving and United Way Major and Planned Giving programs of a high standard.
- Strengthen local leadership development and Major Giving efforts by building upon cross-geographical linkages.
- Prominently position the Tocqueville Society name and the United Way brand in an effort to stimulate the exchange of philanthropic ideas while maintaining a positive national quality image.
Tocqueville Legacy Circle
The United Way Tocqueville Legacy Circle was created to honor current Tocqueville members who have also made Legacy commitments of $200,000 or more. These Tocqueville members are visionaries making lasting gifts to the cause of caring.
The Legacy commitment may be:
- A realized deferred gift received from a bequest or similar vehicle of $200,000 or more.
- An outright gift or documented written pledge to the endowment fund of $200,000 or more.
- A written notification of a revocable or irrevocable planned gift arrangement, such as a provision in a will, a life insurance policy, or a split interest gift with a face amount or death benefit of $200,000 or more.
For more information about United Way of Martin County's Tocqueville Legacy Circle, contact Elisabeth Glynn, Director of Community Relations, Major Gifts & Endowments, at 772-283-4800, ext. 227 or send her an email.
Leadership donors are committed to improving the quality of life in our community through personal leadership development and philanthropic involvement. Keel Club membership is open to individuals who contribute $1,000-$9,999 annually.
- Annual appreciation event to recognize member contributions to our community
- Monthly e-newsletters highlighting United Way and community information
- Special volunteer opportunities
- Private Agency Tours upon request
- Annual Report recognition
For more information about United Way of Martin County's leadership giving, contact Lucy Corley, Director of Community Engagement, at 772-283-480, ext. 222 or send her an email.