United Way of Greater Mercer empowers the community to take a leading role in helping achieve personal and family self-sufficiency. We focus on early child literacy, economic stability and mobility, and health prevention and management, which we believe are the fundamental building blocks for a good quality of life. We believe in accountability to our donors, partners and the community at large, which is a key to our success.
WHO WE ARE
United Way of Greater Mercer County’s Tocqueville Society is a powerful, elite group of local business, civic and philanthropic leaders who share a passion for investing in the community and making a difference with their annual gifts of $10,000 or more.
When you join the Tocqueville Society, you demonstrate your leadership and deep level of commitment to making Mercer County into a thriving community. Thousands will be impacted each year by your extraordinarily high level gift.
Tocqueville Society Members are:
• All ages
• Inside and outside of workplace campaigns
• Committed to transformative philanthropy
TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY HISTORY
The United Way Tocquveille Society is named after the French author Alexis de Tocqueville who, in the 1800s, traveled extensively throughout the United States. His observations, readings and discussions with eminent Americans formed the basis of Democracy in America, a detailed study of American society and politics.
The observation on philanthropy made by Alexis de Tocqueville in 1831 is true today. Americans understand that advancing the common good means creating opportunities for a better life for all.
TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY LEVELS:
Tocqueville Society levels stem from three virtues de Tocqueville admired in American society—liberty, equality and neighbor helping neighbor, or “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.”
Membres de la Société — $10,000 – $14,999
Ordre de la Générosité — $15,000 – $24,999
Ordre dé Liberté — $25,000 – $49,999
Ordre d’Egalité — $50,000 – $74,999
Ordre de Fraternité — $75,000 – $99,999
STEP UP TO TOCQUEVILLE:
By committing to the following, this three-year program allows donors to receive FULL Tocqueville Society benefits upon making their first gift:
Year One: $5,000
Year Two: $7,500
Year Three: $10,000
BENEFITS OF TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP
As a member of the Tocqueville Society, you will be part of a distinguished group that understands how generosity today impacts the generations of tomorrow. Exclusive events will help you connect with like-minded pioneers of progress in our community and fuel United Way’s high-impact work in Mercer County for years to come.
Tocqueville Society Members will receive:
•Exclusive invitations to local and national events where you can learn, network and socialize
•Special recognition in Tocqueville Society listings based on giving level
•A dedicated staff who can answer your questions and work with you to execute your philanthropic goals
•The opportunity to join United Way of Greater Mercer County committees and participate on volunteer projects
•Updates on how your investment is making a difference
•The opportunity to leave a personal legacy to your community through a planned/endowment gift to United Way of Greater Mercer County
For more information on Tocqueville Society member benefits or to request the Tocqueville Society roster, please contact us.
United Way of Greater Mercer County
3150 Brunswick Pike, Ste 230
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2420
Contact Person: Sandra Toussaint