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Tocqueville Society Members Live United


Tocqueville Society members’ investments lead the United Way system in creating opportunities for people to have better lives. There are several ways to give your Tocqueville Society gift to United Way, including cash, stocks and securities, and/or payroll deductions. The giving of assets, rather than income, has become an increasingly common strategy among United Way investors. For an example of the benefits a gift of appreciated securities may provide, see the stock calculator. For other examples of how planned giving techniques may enhance your capacity to create long-lasting change, visit the Planned Giving page. Contact Mike Slocumb for additional information on giving options specific to your community.


With more than 25,000 members across the United Way system, Tocqueville Society members are strong champions for change. While the causes for which Tocqueville members advocate vary from community to community, all aim to advance the common good by creating long-lasting positive change – local, national or global. United Way advocates both locally and nationally on behalf of opportunities in education, stability and supporting the most vulnerable. Visit Our Work for information on United Way’s championship of issues in your community. For information on United Way of America’s national public policy agenda, please visit Public Policy.


Volunteers are a critical resource in United Way’s strategy to advance the common good. There are many volunteer opportunities at your local United Way. Each local Tocqueville Society appoints a chair or lead volunteer. The responsibilities of the chair(s) vary from community to community; however, every current and incoming Tocqueville Society Chair is invited to attend national learning and networking opportunities.  For more resources, Tocqueville Society Chairs are encouraged to visit the Tocqueville Chair's Corner.

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