To learn more about or join the Tocqueville Society, contact:

Celeste Wilson
Senior Director, Donor Engagement

2020 Tocqueville Society Events

May 14
Community Meeting

September 2
Stability and Resilience: The Role of Nonprofits in Crisis Response

September 10
Tocqueville United Signature Series

October 8
Tocqueville United Signature Series

November 12
Tocqueville United Signature Series

December 2
Rising Up In a Time of Need

Through annual gifts of $10,000 or more, Tocqueville Society Alpha Chapter donors create a strong foundation for our community so that every child, individual and family thrives. Since inception, Tocqueville Society members have invested more than $10 billion in the work of United Way worldwide and over $150 million in Greater Nashville.

Benefits of Joining

  • Recognition in the world’s largest individual giving society
  • Invitation to all exclusive Tocqueville Society events
  • Engagement with Greater Nashville’s critical business and government leaders
  • Satisfaction of collectively impacting lives in five counties

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the value of a Tocqueville Society Alpha Chapter membership?
Tocqueville Society members improve the lives of our neighbors through extraordinary financial gifts, volunteerism and advocacy. As a Tocqueville Society member, you have an influential role in solving the problems facing our community.

What is the cost of joining and when is my payment due?
Members of the Tocqueville Society commit to a minimum gift of $10,000 annually and may designate any amount above this annual gift to another organization. Gifts pledged during a campaign year are payable by the end of the following calendar year.

Why should I contribute such a large annual gift to United Way when there are so many other worthy causes?
You will be fighting to break the cycle of poverty, to give every child an equal chance, to meet our neighbors’ basic needs and to build strong, healthy communities. To do so, we convene the experts, the leaders and the donors. You will be helping to bring together the best ideas, most relevant data and enthused advocates (hand raisers like you) from all walks of life to create the best solutions for our community.

Does the Tocqueville Society offer a matching program?
We offer a three-year step-up program that allows immediate membership in the Tocqueville Society in the first year. Many corporate partners offer matching programs for their employees in addition to the United Way program.


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