the private fortune of each and the prosperity of all.
- Alexis de Tocqueville
United Way’s Tocqueville Society was formed to deepen the understanding, dedication and support of individuals to their local United Way and to recognize their commitment to service. When he arrived in America in 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville recognized, applauded and immortalized American voluntary action on behalf of the common good. In this spirit, United Way created the Tocqueville Society in 1984. Membership in the Tocqueville Society is for those giving $10,000 or more annually. There are over 26,500 Tocqueville members across the country who collectively gave $538 Million in the last year. Since 1990, Tocqueville donors have given $7.7B to United Way, making lasting impact in the communities in which they live. At United Way of Southern Nevada, our Tocqueville donors gave over $2M in 2013-2014 alone. In a time when the need is so great, the leaders among us rise up with renewed willingness to tackle the biggest challenges. They are United Way’s Tocqueville Society members, the cornerstone of United Way.
Tocqueville Society Objectives:
• Advance the common good through philanthropic leadership by focusing on the building blocks of a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, financial stability that can support a family through economic ups and downs, and good health.
• Steward the vital role of personal philanthropy to create lasting change.
• Expand high-level personal giving and major giving programs with the highest of standards.
• Enhance recognition of our community’s most generous and committed members
- Special recognition for members who have made an extraordinary commitment to their local United Way by joining La Societe Nationale and La Table Ronde de Millions de Dollars
- An invitation to attend the annual Tocqueville Leaders Weekend
• Exclusive Tocqueville Society Luncheons
This intimate speaker series focuses on community, corporate, political and nonprofit issues and current affairs in southern Nevada. Tocqueville Society Luncheons are held in the fall, winter and summer.
• Tocqueville Society Spring Summit
As a Tocqueville Society member, you will receive an exclusive preview of UWSN’s community impact plan for the upcoming fiscal year, hear about the latest research and social reports, and exchange ideas at this annual impact forum.
• Annual Tocqueville Society Dinner – “Nuit de Tocqueville”
Members meet, mingle and enjoy a night of festivities celebrating the collective impact of Tocqueville Society. This exclusive, invitation only event highlights the extraordinary commitment of United Way of Southern Nevada’s most generous philanthropists.
• Program Funding Opportunities
United Way of Southern Nevada offers Tocqueville Society members special opportunities to fund critical programs in Education, Health and Financial Stability. As a program funder, you will receive quarterly updates on the impact of your investment, and you can experience the power of your philanthropy first-hand with private program site visits.
• Affinity Group Membership
Tocqueville Society Members designations to UWSN can be used for a membership in Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) or Young Philanthropists Society (YPS). Join WLC or YPS yourself, or sponsor a family member, young professional or colleague.
• Connecting With Cause
Tocqueville Society events offer unparalleled networking opportunities with like-minded community leaders, fostering professional growth and lifelong relationships.
• Volunteer Opportunities
Whether you are looking to volunteer for an hour, a day, a week, or all year long, United Way of Southern Nevada can connect you to a project worthy of your time and effort.
La Table Ronde de Millions de Dollars
The Chaltiel Family
Abbie G. Friedman, ESQ.
The Lionel Trust
La Société Nationale
Dave M. and Yenny Carver
Jeff and Mary Ehret
Ordre de Fraternite
The Jameson Family
Jay Barrett and Laura Hoenemeyer
William Freyd and Diane Carlson
Larry and Audrey Plotkin
Ordre de Liberté
Ken and Michelle Alber
Jim and Judy Kropid
Howard and Kate Puterman
Cyrus and Joanne Spurlino
Membres de la Société
Tony and Linda Bonnici and Family
Bill and Judy Boyd
Beth A. Campbell
John and Robyn Caspersen
Kirk and Rhonda Clausen
Fred and Mari-Anne Cover
Rachelle and Steve Crupi
Rick and Krista Darnold
Ryder and Julie Donohue
Bob and Shelley M. Dubin
David and Elizabeth Fersdahl
Jim and Carol Fuchs
Steve and Grace Greathouse
Fred and Kris Hipwell & Family
David and Erin Hoenemeyer
Andy Katz and Bea Katz
Edward and Karen Koijane
Greg and Nicole Korte Family
Tom Kovach and Mathew McCarthy
Ken and Dee Ladd
Christopher and Lawrel Larsen
Kent and Marsha Larson
Steven and Carrie Larson
Chuck and Liz Lenzie
Skip and Sally Lyles
Greg and Susana McCurdy
Robert and Josephine McPeak
Joseph P. Jr. and Sunshine Micatrotto
Justin and Renata Micatrotto
Cliff and Darlene Miller
Brad and Emily Neilson
John and Colleen Page
Cass and Helen Palmer and Family
Tony and Elaine Sanchez
Gerry and Jenny Shear
George and Adela Smith
Jon Sparer and John Klai
Lizette B. Sundvick
Curtis Terry and Amy Meyer
Don Wall and Darci Poloni Wall
Terry L. Wright
Michael and Renee Yackira
Philippe and Christelle Ziade
BECOME A TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY MEMBER
Levels of Gift
|La Table Ronde de Millions de Dollars||$1,000,000 – plus|
|Ordre de Prospérité||$750,000 – $999,000|
|Ordre de Connaissance||$500,000 – $749,999|
|Ordre d’Indépendance||$250,000 – $499,999|
|La Société Nationale||$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|
|Membres de la Société||$10,000 – $24,999|
For more information regarding United Way of Southern Nevada’s Tocqueville Society, please contact Liz Vohwinkel, Senior Director, Major Gifts at (702) 892-2344 or LizV@uwsn.org.