United Way of Martin County recently honored members of the Tocqueville Society during a reception at Sailfish Point. Wilmington Trust has graciously underwritten the annual reception for over a decade.
The Tocqueville Society, celebrating its 30th year, includes 80 philanthropists who last year alone contributed more than $1 million to United Way of Martin County’s 2018-19 campaign. The Tocqueville Society is one of the most prestigious giving societies recognized throughout the world. These passionate members invest $10,000 or more in their community annually. Their leadership and generosity provide support for United Way to achieve its mission to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.
During the evening, United Way presented the coveted Alexis de Tocqueville Outstanding Philanthropy Award to Thomas and Polly Campenni of Stuart for their leadership and passion for improving people’s lives and strengthening our community. “Whether it’s giving their time, talent, or treasure, every individual can make a difference in the community, although it might change throughout the various stages of life as you build your family and your career,” Mr. Campenni said. “I encourage everyone to get involved with United Way and find a way to give back because I guarantee that you get back much more than you give.” Sailfish Point residents and Tocqueville Society co-chairs Richard Dakers and Muffin Adamiak discussed plans to expand the giving society in the coming years.
Since 1972, the United Way has been working to address community challenges and provide support to residents by investing in local programs that strive to improve education, promote good health, and support financial stability. For more information about United Way of Martin County or the Tocqueville Society, call 772-283-4800, ext. 227 or visit UnitedWayMartin.org.