Alexis de Tocqueville Society

United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society aims to change lives and build stronger communities through philanthropic leadership.
Alexis de Tocqueville, a French political scientist and writer, admired three elements in North American society: liberty, equality and the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor. These same elements are embraced in the French national motto: Liberté, égalité, Fraternié. Tocqueville believed that by achieving these elements of democracy, all people would choose to pursue freedom, knowledge and prosperity, independence, and prosperity.
Special orders of recognition have been created based on these concepts, and distinguished by each member’s chosen level of giving:


Membres de la Société – $10,000 – $24,999
Ordre de Liberté – $25,000 – $49,999
Ordre déEgalité – $50,000 – $74,999
Ordre de Fraternité – $75,000 – $99,999
La Société Nationale – $100,000 – $249,999
Ordre déIndépendance – $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

Learn more about United Way Worldwide’s Tocqueville Society here.