Tocqueville Society

The Tocqueville Society is a group of extraordinary community leaders and philanthropists who invest $10,000 or more annually with Trident United Way. Through philanthropy and service, members demonstrate deep commitment to making the Tri-County a better place in which to live and work.

Tocqueville Society members know they set a standard for community leadership that strengthens the fabric of our region. Members are recognized locally and are invited to engage in the work of Trident United Way through volunteerism, networking, leadership and member events.

 Tocqueville Society chairs Anita Zucker and Bill Finn  Tocqueville Society members mingle at spring event  Tocqueville Society members mingle at winter event

How to Join the Trident United Way Tocqueville Society

Option # 1: Annual Contribution

You can join the Trident United Way Tocqueville Society by making an annual contribution of $10,000 or more.

Option # 2: Step-up Program

Trident United Way offers a unique way to join the Trident United Way Tocqueville Society that affords you membership benefits instantly, while you “step up” your contribution over a three-year period. During that time, you’ll be honored as a member of the Trident United Way Tocqueville Society with full membership benefits. After the three-year commitment, you can continue giving at the full membership level with full benefits.



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Tocqueville Legacy Circle

The Tocqueville Legacy Circle is a U.S. based recognition society within the Tocqueville Society recognizing donors who have made legacy or planned gifts or gift intents, in many cases endowing their annual Tocqueville gifts, with a minimum gift level of $250,000 up to $1 Million.

Interested in learning more about Tocqueville Society membership?

We would be honored to create a custom giving schedule that works for you. Contact Louise Lawton, Senior Advancement Officer, at (843) 740-7743 or