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

Adelaide C. Griswold, Community Foundation of SEMA – Acushnet Foundation Fund, Sidney J. Weinburg Jr. Foundation

Admiral  $5,000.00 – $9,999

Robert P. and Cynthia M. Clancy, Cuttyhunk Union Methodist Church, William and Terry Walsh, 1 Anonymous Donor

Commodore $2,500 – $4,999

Dr. and Mrs. Paul and Elaine Chervinsky, Jason & Michelle Hantman, Joe Nauman, Robert and Marilyn Pielech, R. Strozyk

Captain $1,500 – $2,499

Raymond and Maureen Armstrong, Ann M. Auger, Russell M. Baer, Jerry & Carol Bellis, Carolyn and Chuck Burnham, Kevin & Beth Caldwell, 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, Peter and Kristen Marshall, James Mathes and Lisa Strattan, Jenna McDonald, Michele & James Pratt, Francis Rice, Mark J. Rogers, Peter Selley, Antonio J. Silva, Michael P. and Paula Sitarz, Andrew & Carol Springer, 3 Anonymous Donors

Commander $1,000 – $1,499

Carl & Tanya Alves, Eugene & Elizabeth B. Antonell,  Edward Arsenault Jr., Richard I. Arthur Jr., Michael Baldwin, Fred & Darla Brodsky, Russ Buckley, William C. Burke, Atty. Chris Cassara, Mark E. Cronin, Pamela J. Cruz,  Demoulas Market Basket Foundation, Jennifer Downing, Robert G. and Dolores Dumas, Enable Hope Foundation, Christopher J. Fletcher, Deidre Fountain, Anthony & Mary Ann Garro, Stephen M. Geary, Jane Goodman, Rita Gregoire, Donald J. Guenette, Lucile Hicks, Thomas P. Kefor, Michael Kelly III, Scott & Gig Lang, Mr. Michael Malone, Dr. J. Greer & Elizabeth McBratney, Nancy McFadden, Craig A. Mello, Stephen R. Montembault, Mario Mota, Daniel S. Mumbauer, Patrick J. Murphy, Orren B. Robbins, Perry Ross, Kimberly M. Saunders, Norman & Maryellen Sullivan Shachoy, Ari and Eve Sky, Darlene A. Spencer, Raymond W. Starvish Jr., Ed and Maureen Sylvia, Diane L. West, E. Andrew Wilde, Jr., 1 Anonymous Donor