The Tocqueville Society is United Way's premier giving network, comprised of donors who give an annual gift of $10,000 or more each year. Tocqueville Society members set an extraordinary example of leadership and generosity for our community. The Tocqueville Society began 32 years ago with 22 inaugural members. Today, it has grown to nearly 250 members who make an annual commitment to help the Greater Rochester community thrive.

Your Tocqueville Society membership connects you with hundreds of the most influential community leaders in the region. Your gift will also allow United Way to unite more than 75 partner programs to build a network of services and support for people in need.

All new or increased gifts to United Way's Tocqueville Society will be matched this year, up to $100,000, thanks to Dutch Summers, Sandy Parker and Jack and Donna DePeters.


United Way Tocqueville Society members make a profound impact on the Greater Rochester community with purposeful giving that creates meaningful solutions for hundreds of thousands of local people in need. In addition, members enjoy:

  • Invitations to exclusive Tocqueville Society and leadership giving events throughout the year
  • Recognition in United Way publications and online appreciation listing
  • Invitations to networking, volunteer and business development opportunities
  • Opportunities to connect with others who share your passion to improve our community
  • Stories and updates about how your gift is making a difference in our community

Click on the button below to give now or contact United Way's Senior Major Gifts Officer at (585) 242-6446 or to get started.

You can also Fast Track your gift to help you evolve your philanthropic goals as you continue to increase your giving level. When you take advantage of Fast Track, you will be fully recognized as a member of United Way's Tocqueville Society, invited to select events and listed as a leadership donor. Fast Track members give $5,000 in first year of membership, $7,500 in year two, and $10,000 in your third and final Fast Track year.

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