Tocqueville Society

"Never lose sight of the close connection between the private fortune of each and the prosperity of all." - Alexis de Tocqueville

2020-2021 Tocqueville Pledge Cards available - download now

Named after the French historian Alexis de Tocqueville - who recognized and celebrated the voluntary spirit of the American people - United Way's Tocqueville Society recognizes the generosity of those individuals or couples who give $10,000 or more annually to the United Way of Washtenaw County.

The Tocqueville Society has a mission to deepen individual understanding of, commitment to and support of United Way's work. 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.

NEW THIS YEAR!  Step-up To Tocqueville

United Way is introducing a step-up plan for the Tocqueville Society that allows new members to join at $6,000 in their first year, then $8,000 in their second year, and $10,000 in the third year.  This allows community members to join and be recognized as Tocqueville members in their first year and provides the ability to gradually increase ones giving.

Tocqueville Society Member Benefits

  • Joining a national network of philanthropic leaders who are engaged locally to create long lasting, positive changes.
  • Partnering with a quality organization and dedicated staff; ensuring that gifts, voice, and time are efficiently invested in local communities to maximize impact.
  • Local Tocqueville Society leaders, along with National Society and Million Dollar Roundtable members, are invited to attend national and worldwide gatherings of Tocqueville and Million Dollar Roundtable members.
  • Local recognition for your generosity (can remain anonymous if you chose) at the entrance to United Way of Washtenaw County's Community Room. 
  • Invitation to exclusive Tocqueville Society events throughout the year

Tocqueville Giving Requirements

Make an annual gift of $10,000 or more. 

  • Spouses gifts can be combined to meet the minimum gift requirement for each giving level.

A minimum of $2,500 must be directed to one of the following United Way of Washtenaw County giving options:

  • Community Impact Fund

Tocqueville Society Giving Levels

Individuals or couples may make their Tocqueville gift to United Way of Washtenaw County at one of the levels below:

  • Membres de la Société: $10,000 to $24,999
  • Ordre de Liberté: $25,000 to 49,999
  • Ordre d’Egalité: $50,000 to $74,999
  • Ordre de Fraternité: $75,000 to $99,999
  • La Société Nationale: $100,000 to $249,999
  • Ordre d’Indépendence: $250,000 to $499,999
  • Ordre de Connaissance: $500,000 to $749,999
  • Ordre de Prospérité: $750,000 - $999,999
  • La Table Ronde des Millions de Dollars (combined gifts over 10 years): $1,000,000+

How to Join

1. Make a Tocqueville level gift through your employer's United Way Workplace Campaign
2. Make your Tocqueville gift online HERE.
3. Download and complete the 2020-2021 Tocqueville Society Pledge Form
  • Pledge form can be emailed to or mailed to

    United Way of Washtenaw County
    Attn: Susan Smith
    2305 Platt Road 
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Interested in making a stock gift? Please reference UWWC's stock gift guide HERE

United Way of Washtenaw County is truly grateful for the commitment and support of our Tocqueville Society members and their dedication to creating a meaningful, measurable difference in our community.

For more information about the Tocqueville Society, contact Susan Smith at or 734-677-7227.