Tocqueville Society


fleur de lis 2w“As soon as individuals with a cause have found one another out, they combine. From that moment, they are no longer isolated people, but a power seen from afar, who’s actions serve as an example, and who’s language is listened to.”
– Alexis de Tocqueville


The Tocqueville Society was created by United Way Worldwide in 1984 to recognize the understanding, commitment and support of United Way’s most generous and community-minded investors. The society is named in honor of the young, French aristocrat, Alexis de Tocqueville, who during his travels to America in 1831, noted the “great good will” of neighbor helping neighbor. In his book titled “Democracy in America,” he applauds the unique spirit of volunteerism, generosity and goodwill that he observed in Americans.


UWBB’s Tocqueville Society represents the highest level within our Leadership Giving Program, recognizing the spirit of exceptional giving, volunteerism and philanthropic leadership.


Members give an annual contribution of $10,000 or more and are acknowledged locally and nationally for their strong dedication and commitment to their community.


To learn more about the Tocqueville Society, please contact Sherri Edmonston, Director of Major Gifts, at 414.8827 or