United Way’s Tocqueville Society Honors Those Who Give Generously

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Created by the United Way of America in 1984 by the late James F. Mulvaney to recognize its top donors, The Tocqueville Society is designed to deepen support for philanthropic giving. Tocqueville Society membership is granted to individuals who give at least $10,000 annually to United Way. Recently, Malin and Roberta Burnham hosted an event to thank donors and encourage participation in The Tocqueville Society.

United Way Kitchen Cabinet member Michele Tamayo poses with noted philanthropist Deborah Szekely.

United Way Kitchen Cabinet member Michele Tamayo poses with noted philanthropist Deborah Szekely.

The Tocqueville Society is named in honor of Alexis de Tocqueville, a French historian who traveled to America in the 1800’s and observed a spirit of voluntary association and effort for the common good. In 1835, he penned Democracy in America, an enthusiastic account about how Americans reached out to help one another.

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