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Leadership Giving

Dr. Ray D. Minges Society

The Dr. Ray D. Minges Leadership Giving Society was named in honor of Greenville surgeon, Dr. Ray D. Minges, who embodied the true spirit of philanthropy and commitment to improving the lives of fellow citizens.

Becoming a member of the Dr. Ray D. Minges society represents an opportunity to follow in the proud traditions of other great local leaders who have considered Pitt County worthy of significant personal investment.


There are five levels of Leadership Giving:

Tocqueville - $10,000+

Founder's Circle - $7,500-9,999

Patron - $5,000-7,499

Benefactor - $2,500-4,999

Leadership Circle - $1,000-2,499

Community Friend - $500-$999


United Way of Pitt County Tocqueville Society

The Tocqueville Society is a recognition program founded in the spirit of cooperation and good will. Society membership indicates a rare and remarkable level of community leadership with a gift to the Community Care Fund of $10,000 or more. The Pitt County Tocqueville Society was founded in 1997 with a gift from Eddie and Jo Allison Smith.

The society is named for Alexis de Tocqueville, a French Aristocrat who visited America in 1831. A keen observer of American society, he recognized, applauded and immortalized the voluntary spirit that lives in America's heart. His observations formed the basis for Democracy in America, a book describing America and its people. Perhaps his most important observation was that Americans helped each other in times of need.