“I have seen Americans make great and real sacrifices to the public welfare and have noticed a hundred instances in which they hardly ever failed to lend faithful support to one another.”- Alexis de Tocqueville
Who was Alexis de Tocqueville?
The Tocqueville Society is named after Alexis de Tocqueville who traveled extensively across the United States in 1831. Writing at length about his visit, one of his most important observations was that Americans share a unique willingness to work for the common good, especially in times of need.
Tocqueville Societies in Boulder and Broomfield Counties
The Tocqueville Society is a powerful group of philanthropic leaders who invest $10,000 or more annually in Foothills United Way. The Foothills United Way Tocqueville Society has been growing rapidly and has tripled in size. While sharing a collective passion for making a difference by investing in the community, these leaders of the comunity devote time, talent, and funds to create long-lasting changes by tackling our communities’ most serious issues.
Three elements which Alexis de Tocqueville admired in American society were liberty, equality and the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor. These elements are embraced in the French phrase "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite." Tocqueville believed by achieving these elements of democracy, all people would choose to pursue freedom, knowledge and prosperity, or independence, connaissance and prosperite.FOOTHILLS UNITED WAY TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY AIMS TO:
• Change lives through philanthropic leadership focused on three building blocks for a better life: Strengthening Families for
Early Childhood Success, Attainable Housing, and Community Resilience.
• Communicate the vital role of personal philanthropic action in creating long-lasting change
• Make significant investments in leading-edge solutions that represent coordinated, evidence-based action
• Strengthen the effectiveness and reputation of area efforts through a network of like-minded leaders across the globe.Membership Benefits:
• Joining a global network of philanthropic leaders who are engaged locally to create positive, long-lasting change
• Gathering for informal discussions with elected leaders, economic experts, and innovators
• Partnering with a quality organization, ensuring that one’s gifts, voice, and time are effectively invested locally to maximize impact
• Monthly “Tocqueville Notes” - updates that summarize the progress being made by your investment in Boulder and Broomfield counties
• Invitations to attend national, regional, and worldwide gatherings of Tocqueville and Million-Dollar Roundtable Members
For more information please contact:
Mary Giardino, Director of Major Gifts