Alexis Charles-Henri Clerel de Tocqueville was only 26 years old when he traveled all over the United States in 1831. His observations, readings and discussions formed the basis of Democracy in America, a study of American society and politics.
One of his most important observations was that Americans hold in common a unique willingness to work for the public welfare - a tendency to lend faithful support to neighbors and countrymen, espeically in times of need.
It is this spirit that United Way Worldwide created the United Way Tocqueville Society in 1984. Today, the Society is one of the world's most prestigious institutions for individuals who are passionate about improving peoples' lives and strengthening communities.
From the 2009-2010 National Book of Leaders
United Way Tocqueville Society
Tocqueville Society was founded by Dr. Tommy Frist of Nashville, whose city was shortly joined by Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati and Des Moines in establishing an Alexis de Tocqueville Society in their respective communities.
Membership in the Society is granted to individuals who contribute $10,000 or more inspecial gifts annually to their local United Way.
United Way of Greater Kansas City's Tocqueville Society was, introduced to our community by Adele Hall (former United Way Board Chair) and Gordon Beaham in 1986.
Giving Levels within United Way of Greater Kansas City's Tocqueville Society
|Million Dollar Roundtable||$1,000,000 +|
|Ordre de Prospérité||$750,000 - $999,999|
|Ordre de Connaissance||$500,000 - $749,999|
|Ordre d'Indépendence||$300,000 - $499,999|
|La SociétéNationale||$100,000 - $249,999|
|Ordre de Fraternité||$75,000 - $99,999|
|Ordre d'Egalité||$50,000 - $74,999|
|Ordre de Liberté||$25,000 - $49,999|
|Ordre de la Coeur||$20,000 - $24,999|
|Ordre de la Fontaine||$15,000 - $19,999|
|Membres de la Société||$10,000 - $14,999|