United Way of Palm Beach County’s Tocqueville Society is named after French author Alexis de Tocqueville who traveled extensively through the United States in the 1800’s and wrote Democracy in America. De Tocqueville recognized and applauded the American desire to take a personal role in the advancement of society by combining philanthropy and service.
EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUALS CHANGING LIVES AND TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES
Today, De Tocqueville’s observations live on through United Way of Palm Beach County’s Tocqueville Society. UWPBC’s Tocqueville Society has served as one of our community’s most prestigious and effective philanthropic organizations. With a minimum investment of $10,000 annually, society members are philanthropic leaders who believe being surrounded by like-minded investors is the best way to collectively tackle some of Palm Beach County’s biggest issues.
BENEFITS OF TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP
- Invitations to Tocqueville luncheons (in season) featuring community leaders and perspectives from CEO’s
- Members-only cocktail hour social events (Fall and Spring)
- Recognition in The Palm Beach Post and Tocqueville Society Member List
- “Tocqueville Impact” newsletter chronicling happenings within the Tocqueville Society community
- Exclusive and customizable volunteer opportunities on request
STEP-UP TO TOCQUEVILLE
United Way of Palm Beach County offers a unique giving option that allows community leaders to step up to the $10,000 annual giving minimum by gradually moving to that level over three years. Step-up donors are recognized as members of The Tocqueville Society from the very first year and receive full member benefits including invitations to exclusive events and recognition as a $10,000 donor in society directories and newsletters.
TOCQUEVILLE CABINET MEMBERS
Steve Demeritt, General Mills (retired)
Edith DiFrancesco, UTC Carrier
Michael Dunn, Wells Fargo, Tocqueville Cabinet Chairman
George Elmore, Hardrives
Brett Frazee, Enterprise Holdings, Tocqueville Cabinet Vice-Chairman
Jon Levinson, REL Enterprises
Art Menor, Esq., Shutts & Bowen
Heather Nisbeth, EY
Del Williamson, GE (retired)
BECOME PART OF THE CHANGE
For further information about the Tocqueville Society, please contact:
Brian Edwards, Senior Vice President of Development, at BrianEdwards@UnitedWayPBC.org.