Foothills United Way Tocqueville Society

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History of Foothills United Way Tocqueville Society

The Foothills United Way 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 Society in Boulder and Broomfield Counties
The Foothills United Way Tocqueville Society is a growing and powerful group of local civic and business leaders each contributing $10,000 and more while collectively sharing a passion for making a difference by investing in the community. 


Membership Levels

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.

Special orders of recognition have been created based on these concepts:

Tocqueville Society Giving Levels

·         Million Dollar Roundtable                          $1,000,000 +

·         Order of Knowledge                                    $500,000+

·         Order of Independence                                $250,000 - $499,000

·         The National Society                                    $100,000 - $249,999

·         Order of Brotherhood                                  $75,000  -  $99,999

·         Order of Equality                                         $50,000  -  $74,999

·         Order of Liberty                                           $25,000  -  $49,999

·         Member of the Society                                 $10,000  -  $24,999




Your Contribution






Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit






Colorado Tax Savings





($9, 260)

Federal Tax Savings






Possible after-tax cost of giving*






*As with all tax deduction eligibility, consult your accountant or financial advisor.

Foothills United Way Tocqueville Society Legacy Circle

The Foothills United Way Tocqueville Legacy Circle was created to honor current Tocqueville Society members who have also made legacy commitments of $200,000 or more. The legacy commitment may be: (1) a realized deferred gift of $200,000 or more received from bequest or similar vehicle; (2) an outright gift or documents written pledge of $200,000 or more to Foothills United Way; (3) a written notification of a revocable or irrevocable planned gift arrangement such as a provision in a will, a life insurance policy, or a split interest gift arrangement such as a provision in a will, a life insurance policy, or a split interest gift with a face amount or death benefit of $200,000 or more. 

Legacy commitments, when coupled with annual contributions, help change lives today and tomorrow. They will be providing charitable solutions to societal challenges unimaginable today. We honor Foothills United Way Tocqueville Society Legacy Circle members for their uncommon generosity and leadership in advancing the common good.

Membership Benefits

All Tocqueville Society members benefit from:

  • Joining a national network of philanthropic leaders who are engaged locally to create long-lasting, positive changes;
  • Partnering with a quality organization and dedicated staff; ensuring that gifts, voice and time are efficiently invested in local communities to maximize impact;
  • The unique position of Foothills United Way as one of the world's premier philanthropic organizations which can be used to convene community business and civic leaders focused on the building blocks of a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job; income that can support a family through retirement; and good health; and
  • Local Tocqueville Society leaders along with National Society and Million Dollar Roundtable members are invited to attend national and worldwide gatherings of Tocqueville and Million Dollar Roundtable Members.



For more information please contact:

Mary Giardino, Director of Major Gifts

Phone: 303.895.3427