American philanthropy

The Alexis de Tocqueville Society was inspired by the French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville, who admired the American spirit of philanthropy, and the organization was founded 1981 by Thomas F. Frist, Jr.

Today, Tocqueville Society members carry on that same spirit of selflessness and cooperation. Their generosity creates a lasting impact in our community.

Locally, there are 79 members, 17 of them new in 2019. In the 2019 campaign, these members invested more than $1.3 million to make Greater Stark County stronger.
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Since 1996, United Way of Greater Stark County’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society members have been at the vanguard of improving the lives of countless individuals and families through extraordinary financial gifts, volunteerism, and advocacy.

For many, being a member is an opportunity to have a hands-on role in solving the challenges affecting Greater Stark County to create a better future for us all.

United Way of Greater Stark County Tocqueville Society members join a national network of 420 Alexis de Tocqueville Societies and more than 25,000 philanthropic leaders in a movement that is committed to creating opportunities for everyone in our community.

Member Benefits

  • Invitation to exclusive networking and social events with community leaders
  • Recognition in United Way’s annual Leaders in Giving publication
  • Influence positive change in our community through your gift
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Membership gift levels

  • Membres de la Société $10,000 - $14,999
  • Ordre de Géneréux $15,000 - $24,999* (New level in 2018)
  • Ordre de Liberté $25,000 - $49,999
  • Ordre d’Egalité $50,000 - $74,999
  • Ordre de Fraternité $75,000 - $99,999
  • La Société Nationale $100,000 - $249,999
  • Ordre d’Indépendance $250,000 - $499,999
  • Ordre de Connaissance $500,000 - $749,999
  • Ordre de Prospérité $750,000 - $999,999
  • La Table Ronde de Millions de Dollars $1 million plus commitment over 5 years
 

Membership Levels

  • Membres de la Société: $10,000 - $24,999
  • Ordre de Géneréux: $15,000 -$24,999
  • Ordre de Liberté: $25,000 - $49,999
  • Ordre d’Egalité: $50,000 - $74,999
  • Ordre de Fraternité: $75,000 - $99,999
  • La Société Nationale: $100,000 - $249,999
  • Ordre d’Indépendance: $250,000 - $499,999
  • Ordre de Connaissance: $500,000 - $749,999
  • Ordre de Prospérité: $750,000 - $999,999
  • La Table Ronde de Millions de Dollars: $1 million+ (commitment over five-year period)

Alexis de tocqueville society mentors

Alexis de Tocqueville Society Mentors are honored for their contributions to the community and their impact on the lives of people close to them. Those affecting change in either the personal or public realm have done so by example – their unselfish commitment to giving back is a shining beacon in our community. An additional $10,000 was donated in their name to the United Way as a way of honoring the mark they made on the individuals honoring them and Stark County as a whole.

Step-Up Program

Become a member through our Step-Up program. Begin giving at a $5,000 level and be recognized as a Tocqueville Society member while increasing your gift to $10,000 over a six-year period. Contact us to learn more.
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