Tocqueville Society

The Tocqueville Society is a national major gifts and recognition program initiated by the United Way of America in 1984. The United Way of Deschutes County established the local Society in 2005. 


Alexis de Tocqueville, author of Democracy in America, (in the early nineteenth century) wrote about the American spirit of volunteerism:


Because Tocqueville recognized, applauded and immortalized the voluntary spirit that thrives in the hearts of Americans, the United Way honors those who contribute $10,000 or more annually, through a local United Way, with membership in the Tocqueville Society.


Membership in the Tocqueville Society is an opportunity to affirm your leadership and commitment to our community. It unites a growing group of civic-minded individuals creating a powerful legacy to help shape the future of Deschutes County. Membership in this esteemed group encourages others to open themselves to the importance of the United Way and its role of helping people to care for one another.


Benchmarks for the national Tocqueville Society

Membre de la Societe $10,000 - $14,999
Membre de Classique $15,000 - $24,999
Ordre d'Liberte $25,000 - $49,999
Ordre d'Egalite $50,000 - $74,999
Ordre de Fraternite $75,000 - $99,999
La Societe Nationale $100,000 - $249,999
Ordre d'Independance $250,000 - $499,999
Ordre de Conaissance $500,000 - $999,999
Ordre de Prosperite $1, 000,000 - and above

For more information about the United Way of Deschutes County Tocqueville Society contact Ken Wilhelm.


For more information about the national program and member benefits visit the United Way Worldwide Tocqueville Society.