Tocqueville Society



You know there’s a better future in store for Summit and Medina counties. You recognize the importance of forward-thinking ideas, innovative solutions and Bold Goals. And most importantly, you want to be a hands-on leader in the movement to make it all happen.


At United Way of Summit & Medina, we have the institutional know-how that comes from 100 years of working within the local community. We focus on the measures that matter, targeting our efforts and leveraging our investments to ensure a lasting, tangible impact.


Together, we can be a powerful collective voice, advocating for those in our community who need our help the most. In the end, it’s not the size of your wallet that matters. It’s the size of your voice.

what is the tocqueville society?

The Tocqueville Society is an elite group of United Way investors who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to improving their community through an annual investment of $10,000 or more. Gifts can be any combination of cash or stock totaling $10,000.

The Tocqueville Society was founded locally in 1989 with 19 donors under the leadership of Ann and David Brennan. This handful of civic leaders and philanthropists contributed just under $300,000 for the first Tocqueville Society campaign. It is conservatively estimated that since 1989 Tocqueville Society members have generated more than $23.2 million in donations, all invested to improve lives in Summit County.

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what are the Benefits of membership?

Tocqueville Society members receive:

  • Invitations to exclusive events, where they have the opportunity to meet face to face with other key community leaders.
  • “Tell Tocqueville First” communications from United Way – including event invitations and breaking news – before anyone else.
  • Recognition in United Way’s annual leadership directory.

By providing valuable guidance and feedback to United Way staff, and by participating in volunteer opportunities, Tocqueville Society members become powerful role models, demonstrating the value of investment in our local community.

How are Tocqueville Society Members recognized?

The investments of Tocqueville Society members are a key driver of United Way’s success in its Bold Goals. In recognition of their extraordinary contributions, all Tocqueville Society members appear in United Way’s annual leadership directory, which highlights the ways in which leadership-level donors are making an impact in our community.

Donors who prefer to remain anonymous may request to have their names omitted from the leadership directory when pledging, or by contacting Malorie Kormos at 330.441.2059 or by email.

Matching grants can help further
your United Way investment.

In the past, grants have allowed Tocqueville Society donors to increase the value of their investment in United Way by providing matching funds. Contact us to find out if matching funds are available for your gift.

For more information about the Tocqueville Society contact Malorie Kormos at 330.441.2059 or by email.

Tocqueville Society Giving Levels:

SEIBERLING MILLION DOLLAR ROUND TABLE - a gift of $1 million (can be paid over five-year period)
FIRESTONE CIRCLE - annual gift of $100,000 to $249,999
CROUSE CIRCLE - annual gift of $75,000 to $99,999
RUTHERFORD CIRCLE - annual gift of $50,000 to $74,999
MYERS CIRCLE - annual gift of $25,000 to $49,999
SHILTS CIRCLE - annual gift of $10,000 to $24,999

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