United Way of America created The Tocqueville Society to honor people who have served their communities at extraordinary levels and given immensely of their time, talent, and resources. The name was chosen because of the vision of French historian Alexis de Tocqueville who recognized, applauded, and immortalized the voluntary spirit that lives in the hearts of Americans in his early 19th century writings in “Democracy in America”.Initiated by United Way of America in 1984, the local Tocqueville societies recognize individuals or couples contributing $10,000 or more annually to the United Way Campaign. Local Society members are also members of the National Tocqueville Society, receiving benefits such as invitations to Tocqueville Leadership Weekends and other events, and inclusion in the National Leadership Book listing all Tocqueville members across the nation.
With heartfelt appreciation for our local Tocqueville members:
Dr. Robert E. Purcell, Jr.
Keith & Jennifer Kuzio