Tocqueville Society

The Tocqueville Society is a leadership giving and recognition program that exists to foster, promote and recognize the vital importance of community commitment and personal giving at an exceptional level.

The Tocqueville Society is a leadership giving and recognition program that fosters, promotes and recognizes the vital importance of community commitment and personal giving at an exceptional level. Members of the Tocqueville Society generously contribute $10,000 or more on an annual basis.

United Way of Berks County’s 150 individuals/couples contributed almost $3.5 million during the 2022 annual campaign. We are privileged to be the highest-ranking Tocqueville Society in membership nationwide when compared to like-sized communities. Additionally, we are pleased that 82% of our Tocqueville members are Loyal Contributors who have been giving to the United Way for ten or more consecutive years.

The Benefits of Membership in the Tocqueville Society
  • Local and global recognition: Tocqueville members are part of the world’s largest individual giving society
  • Invitations to exclusive events where you will meet like-minded leaders
  • Engagement opportunities to see and learn about the impact of your gift
  • Satisfaction in knowing that your gift helps 190,000 Berks Countians each year
Angie Finney

Angie Finney

Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving

The 2023 Kindness Matters Challenge Match

An $800,000 Challenge Match to Multiply Your Generosity

Maximize your impact! Become a new Tocqueville Society member with a first-time annual gift of $10,000 or more, and the entire gift is matched. What a powerful way to invest in our community and make a positive difference in the lives of Berks Countians.

As a current member of the Tocqueville Society, increase your annual gift to a new giving level, and the entire gift will be matched. For example, if your current gift is $10,000 and you increase your gift to $12,500, the entire $12,500 gift will be matched. Current Tocqueville members can also take advantage of the challenge match by increasing your annual gift within a level. For example, if your current gift is $10,000, and you increase to $11,500, the additional $1,500 will be matched.

View the flyer for more details

Thank you to the Kindness Matters Challenge Match sponsors: John and Karen Arnold, Customers Bank, Barry and Deb Schlouch Foundation, Slouch Incorporated, Pat and Meg Shields, Jay and Sherry Sidhu, and five anonymous sponsors.

Tocqueville Society Levels
Membres de la Société $10,000 – $12,499
Visionnaire $12,500 – $14,999
Humanité $15,000 – $17,499
Generosité $17,500 – $19,999
Philantrope $20,000 – $24,999
Ordre de Liberté $25,000 – $49,999
Ordre d’Egalité $50,000 – $74,999