George Giguere, United Way of Greater Waterbury Tocqueville Society Chair, pictured with his wife, Mary, of Woodbury, Connecticut and Palm Beach, Florida will be hosting United Way’s Tocqueville Society Reception at the Winvian of Litchfield Hills this October.

The Tocqueville Society is composed of local philanthropists and community leaders who contribute $10,000 or more annually to United Way. This reception is a member’s only annual event that honors individuals or couples who make a significant investment each year through United Way. Last year, 39 Tocqueville donors contributed $454,496 to United Way of Greater Waterbury’s campaign.

On giving to United Way, Giguere said, “It is about making the world a better place to live in. I feel a need to give back because I have been lucky to have had such a terrific life. I am driven to help make life better for those who are still struggling for their success.”

For those interested in joining the Tocqueville Society or for more information on becoming a member or on attending this event, please contact Janet Collins, Director of Major Gifts at the United Way of Greater Waterbury, at (203) 757-9855 ext. 17 or at

About Tocqueville Society:
The Tocqueville Society, initiated by United Way of America in March 1984, is designed to deepen the understanding, commitment and support of individuals to their local United Ways and to recognize their strong commitment to service. The name Tocqueville Society was chosen because of Alexis de Tocqueville’s admiration for the spirit of voluntary association and voluntary effort for the common good. Members of the Tocqueville Society work and meet with the community’s top business, civic and philanthropic leaders who are focused on building the social infrastructure of today and the future of tomorrow.