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Leavenworth Society

The Leavenworth Society of United Way of Greater Waterbury bestows recognition upon those individuals who make especially generous contributions. The Society was founded by United Way in honor of Elisha Leavenworth (1814-1911), a prominent citizen of our local community who believed that human caring is the key to a healthy society.

The Society fosters, promotes and recognizes the vital importance of personal giving at an exceptional level. Membership allows individuals to affirm their deep commitment to address critical community needs. The example set by these extraordinary people, in the spirit expressed by Elisha Leavenworth, will have a major impact on the future health of the Greater Waterbury community.

The Leavenworth Society offers its members the opportunity to contribute at five levels of commitment:

Tocqueville Society
$10,000 or more

Platinum Level
$5,000 to $9,999

Gold Level
$2,500 to $4,999

Silver Level
$1,500 to $2,499

Bronze Level
$1,000 to $1,499

The Tocqueville Society Major Gifts and Recognition Program, nationally initiated in March of 1984, is designed to deepen and strengthen the understanding, commitment and support of high wealth individuals to their local United Ways. The Society represents French historian Alexis de Tocqueville’s admiration for our country's spirit of voluntary effort for the common good, as well as recognizes this resolute commitment to service on both local and national levels. Membership in the Society is granted to individuals who contribute at least $10,000 annually to the United Way. Nationwide, over 23,000 members donate more than $453 million through 425 Societies.

For additional information or questions regarding leadership giving, please contact Janet Collins, Director of Major Gifts at (203) 757-9855 x17 / jcollins@unitedwaygw.org.

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