The Navigator Society was created to recognize those who have given in excess of $1,000 to United Way of the Greater New Bedford. Currently, over 100 individuals and couples are members of the Navigator Society. Navigator Society members are listed in United Way’s Annual Report to the Community and are invited to an annual Leadership Breakfast.

Navigator Levels

  • Commander $1,000 – $1,499
  • Captain $1,500 – $2,499
  • Commodore $2,500 – $4,999
  • Admiral $5,000 – $9,999
  • Alexis de Tocqueville Society Ordre d’Liberte $10,000 or more

Alexis de Tocqueville Society

The Tocqueville Society recognizes our most generous contributors: those individuals who contribute $10,000 or more annually. These individuals make significant change at a local level and make a powerful statement about their desire to care for and strengthen our community.

Tocqueville Society Giving Levels

  • Membres de la Societe: $10,000-$24,999
  • Ordre d’Liberte: $25,000-$49,999
  • Ordre d’Egalite: $50,000-$99,999
  • La Societe Nationale: $100,000+

For information about Society benefits, events, and more, contact Maureen Sylvia at 508-994-9625, ext. 18 or

2012-2013 Navigator Society

Alexis de Tocqueville Society Ordre d’Liberte  $10,000 or more

Adelaide C. Griswold, Kate and Al Merck, 1 Anonymous Donor

Admiral  $5,000.00 – $9,999

William and Terry Walsh

Commodore $2,500 – $4,999

David Cadorette, Dr. and Mrs. Paul and Elaine Chervinsky, Jason & Michelle Hantman, Michael & Susan Kramer, Joseph Landa, Joseph Nauman, Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Foundation

Captain $1,500 – $2,499

Raymond and Maureen Armstrong, John and Lisa Calnan, Robert P. and Cynthia Clancy, Michael Davis, Nelson Gifford, Roland and Tracey Giroux, Christopher M. Hodgson, Kathleen W. & Arthur J. Kelly, III, Gary & Valarie Lacasse, Bruce M. Lemieux, Robert & Anna Manny, Jenna McDonald, Robert and Marilyn Pielech, Michael P. and Paula Sitarz, Jonathan C. Waters, 1 Anonymous Donor

Commander $1,000 – $1,499

Kimberly Alvarado, Carl & Tanya Alves, David Andrade, Jeffrey A. Armstrong, Edward Arsenault Jr., Richard I. Arthur Jr., Andre Babineau, Jerry and Carol Bellis, Chad D. Brubaker and Lean Camara, William C. Burke, Carolyn and Chuck Burnham, Kevin & Beth Caldwell, Lisa Calvano, Chris and Denise Cassara, Paul A. Cyr, Robert G. and Dolores Dumas, Dennis Fernandez, Rita Gregoire, John and Mary Hodgson, Mathew J Insana, Thomas Kefor, Michael Kelly III, Mark Kershaw, Peter C. Lacey, Jorge Lopes, William Markey, Mary Marshall, Peter and Kristen Marshall, James Mathes, Dr. J. Greer & Elizabeth McBratney, Nancy McFadden, Craig A. Mello, Dale Mello, Patrick Murphy, James and Michele Pratt, Orren B. Robbins, Robert S. Stoico Charitable Foundation, Purna Rodman Conare, Gail A. Rodrigues, Perry Ross, Gary Schuyler, Darlene A. Spencer, Ed and Maureen Sylvia, Joseph Tavares, Maryanne Viveiros,  E. Andrew Wilde Jr., 4 Anonymous Donors