Tocqueville Society

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 Katie Schweikhardt at Katie.Schweikhardt@uwcollier.org or by phone at (239) 261-7112 ext 204 for details.

The United Way Tocqeville 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
  • 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 

Join 27,000 of the most influential business and civic leaders in the world by becoming a member of our Tocqueville Society, an esteemed group dedicated to tackling our community’s most pressing challenges.