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“As Tocqueville Society members for the past 10 years, we continue to see the impact of our giving right here in our community. By becoming involved in the Tocqueville Society and United Way, you have the opportunity to join with others to make great strides in education, income and health.”
- Ron and Hilah Autrey,
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Tocqueville Society “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, whose actions serve as an example, and whose language is listened to.”
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The Tocqueville Society was created by United Way Worldwide in 1972 in order to deepen the understanding, commitment, and support of United Way’s most generous and community-minded investors. The society was named in honor of Alexis de Tocqueville, a 19th century French diplomat who admired and wrote about the unique spirit of volunteerism he observed in America. United Way of Northeast Florida established the Tocqueville Society in 1987 to recognize individuals and couples giving $10,000 or more annually and for their outstanding voluntary service and philanthropic leadership.
Benefits of being a Tocqueville member:
  • Join other community philanthropists to support United Way's mission and create lasting, positive change.
  • Attend member-only events and celebrations.
  • Leverage your time, talent and resources to address the most complex health and human services issues throughout Northeast Florida.
  • As a member, you will be included in our local Leaders In Giving recognition book.

To find out more about the Tocqueville Society contact Taylor Shead, Vice President of Major Gifts and Legacy Giving at 904-390-3234 or email taylors@uwnefl.org.