Since 1987, the United Way Tocqueville Society has recognized leaders who believe deeply in our community and in Living United.

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United Way of the National Capital Area’s Tocqueville Society is comprised of leading philanthropists who understand the value of a major investment in our community, especially when directed and leveraged. United Way NCA recognizes Tocqueville Society members who invest $10,000 or more with a designated contribution to United Way NCA.

The Tocqueville Society focuses on increasing engagement of current donors and raising awareness of new donors and prospects to advance United Way NCA’s mission – to help children and families live their best lives by reducing disparities and increasing equity across our three pillars of health, education and economic opportunity.

The Tocqueville Society has been revitalizing its mission, connecting with fellow supporters who understand the impact of major-giving philanthropic support directly to United Way NCA’s community impact initiatives. We are committed to our most generous supporters by providing increased opportunities to engage with fellow major donors through networking, volunteering and signature United Way NCA events.


All Tocqueville Society members receive the following benefits:

  • Recognition as a member of Leaders United, United Way NCA’s donor recognition community, which pays tribute to our most invested leaders contributing designated gifts of $1,000 or more to United Way NCA.
  • Public recognition in United Way NCA’s annual report, newsletter and other print materials.
  • Quarterly updates on the impact your philanthropy is having on United Way NCA.
  • Volunteer opportunities through signature events, such as Project Community Connect, Stuff the Bus and skills-based volutneering.
  • Opportunity to attend United Way NCA events throughout the year.

To learn more about how you can be a part of this exclusive and leading philanthropic group, please contact


How do I join the Tocqueville Society?
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Your participation in the Tocqueville Society starts with your investment of $10,000 or more to United Way of the National Capital Area. After that, we’ll take care of the rest and you’ll be eligible to participate in all Tocqueville Society events and engagement opportunities.

How do I make my donation?
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You can make your gift to United Way of the National Capital Area in several ways, including:

1. Through your workplace campaign – Numerous workplaces in the National Capital Area participate in annual United Way workplace campaigns. Ask your payroll department for more information and how to make a donation. This option allows you to donate from each paycheck and spread out your investment.

2. Online – Visit our donation page to make your gift online and indicate that you’re interested in joining the Tocqueville Society.

3. Send us your donation – Checks and pledge forms can be mailed to United Way NCA, Attn. Gabrielle Sherb, Department 0751, Washington, DC 20073-0751. For more information, please email

What types of events do you offer?
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The Tocqueville Society holds events that vary among service and volunteer opportunities, social and networking events, and learning opportunities. Events occur anywhere from one to two times per quarter.


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