Tocqueville Society: Background and History
History of the Tocqueville Society
Named for Alexis Charles-Henri de Tocqueville, a keen observer of American society who applauded the unique trait of Americans to help each other in times of need, the Tocqueville Society is a driving force for positive social change.
Formed in March of 1984, the Tocqueville Society has a mission to deepen individual understanding of, commitment to and support of United Way's work, which is advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all.
Goals of the Tocqueville Society
The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Tocqueville Society aims to...
- Change lives through philanthropic leadership by ensuring that: Children will be nurtured and enter school ready to learn; Youth will have adult guidance and positive options for the future; and Families will have safe permanent homes, and the skills and opportunities to build better futures.
- Communicate the vital role of personal philanthropic action to address the underlying causes of societal problems and thus promote lasting change
- Foster philanthropic action and voluntary community service