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.

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

2013-2014 Navigator Society

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

Kate & Al Merck, 1 Anonymous Donor

Admiral  $5,000.00 – $9,999

William and Terry Walsh

Commodore $2,500 – $4,999

Dr. and Mrs. Paul and Elaine Chervinsky, Robert P. and Cynthia M. Clancy, Newcomb D. Cole, III, Jason & Michelle Hantman, Lucile Hicks, Michael & Susan Kramer, Robert and Marilyn Pielech, Joe Nauman, 1 Anonymous Donor

Captain $1,500 – $2,499

Raymond and Maureen Armstrong, Richard I. Arthur Jr., Ann M. Auger, Carolyn and Chuck Burnham, John and Lisa Calnan, Michael Davis, Roland and Tracey Giroux, Christopher M. Hodgson, Kathleen W. & Arthur J. Kelly, III, Mark C. & Meredith H. Koerner, Jorge Lopes, Robert & Anna Manny, Peter and Kristen Marshall, James Mathes and Lisa Strattan, Jenna McDonald, Francis Rice, Peter Selley, Antonio J. Silva, Michael P. and Paula Sitarz, Andrew Springer, Robert S. Stoico Charitable Foundation, 1 Anonymous Donor

Commander $1,000 – $1,499

Carl & Tanya Alves, Matthew D. Alves, Edward Arsenault Jr., Benjamin B. Baker and Deborah Baker, Charles and Christina Bascom, Jerry and Carol Bellis, Chad D. Brubaker and Lean Camara, William C. Burke, Kevin & Beth Caldwell, Chris and Denise Cassara, Mark E. Cronin, Paul A. Cyr, Robert G. and Dolores Dumas, Dennis W. Fernandez, Jennifer Garth, Nelson Gifford, Rita Gregoire, Donald J. Guenette, Mr. & Mrs. John Hodgson, Thomas Kefor, Michael Kelly III, Mark Kershaw, William B. Markey, Michael Malone, Mary Marshall, Nancy McFadden, Dale Mello, Stephen R. Montembault, Mario Mota, Daniel S. Mumbauer, Patrick J. Murphy, James and Michele Pratt, Orren B. Robbins, William & Lisa Rogers, Perry Ross, Kimberly M. Saunders, Gary Schuyler, Norman & Maryellen Shachoy, Ari and Eve Sky, Darlene A. Spencer, Ed and Maureen Sylvia, Bernard Torres, E. Andrew Wilde, Jr., 4 Anonymous Donors