Jennifer Fey, Steve Sanderson, Jim Warnken, and Tucker Tyler, Chairman of Tocqueville and Leadership Giving, with Coach Don Shula and Wife Mary Ann at a Tocqueville Luncheon at Shula's Steak House in Naples.

The United Way Tocqueville Society was formed in March of 1984 to deepen individual understanding of, commitment to, and support of United Way’s work: advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. The Tocqueville Society recognizes local philanthropic leaders and volunteer champions around the world who have devoted time, talent, and funds to create long-lasting changes by tackling our communities’ most serious issues.

Membership in the Tocqueville Society is granted to individuals who contribute at least $10,000.00 annually to a member United Way.  Please contact Elizabeth Morano at elizabeth.morano@uwcollier.org or by phone at (239) 261-7112 ext 204 for details..
Specifically, the United Way Tocqueville Society aims to:

  • Change lives through philanthropic leadership by focusing on the building blocks for a better life: a quality education that leads to a stable job; income that can support a family through retirement, and good health
  • Communicate the vital role of personal philanthropic action in creating long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of societal problems
  • Enhance local recognition of long-standing service volunteers
  • Foster philanthropic action and voluntary community service
  • Expand high-level personal giving and United Way Major and Planned Giving programs of a high standard
  • Strengthen local leadership development and Major Giving efforts by building upon cross-geographical linkages
  • Prominently position  the Tocqueville Society name and the United Way brand in an effort to stimulate the exchange of philanthropic ideas while maintaining a positive national quality image