The United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society, initiated in March 1984, is designed to deepen the understanding, commitment and support of individuals to United Ways and to recognize the deep commitment to service. Membership in the Society is granted to individuals who contribute at least $10,000 annually to the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties.
The Tocqueville Society is a nationally recognized society. Currently, over 400 societies raise over $529 million dollars from nearly 25,000 individuals annually. These leaders share a spirit of philanthropy and engage locally to improve the lives of others.
Alexis De Tocqueville Society Members
The members of this exclusive group share a spirit of philanthropy and engage locally to improve lives. Join them to influence, inspire and lead change.
L’Ordre de Liberté
Recognition of members who contribute $25,000 – $49,999 annually
Don & Melanie Clayton
Drs. Russ & Sherry Galloway
Membres de la Société
Recognition of members who contribute $10,000-$24,999 annually
Drs. Susan Andrews & Randall Rickard
Mr. Roger Barnes
Ernest & Peggy Burgess
Dr. & Mrs. Frank and Kay Carter
John & Gina Floyd
Chris & Bonita Jones
LaRoche Family Foundation, Ted & Gloria LaRoche Family
Casey & Marcie Rainey
Dr. Ellen & Mr. Richard Slicker
Larry & Martha Tolbert
Don and Hanna Witherspoon
Cy & Rhonda Wiser
Andy & Cherry Womack
2 Anonymous Donors
The Tocqueville Society was named after Alexis de Tocqueville, a 19th-century French political thinker and historian who admired values he witnessed while traveling throughout the U.S. – liberty, equality and the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor.
The local Tocqueville Society is a way to make even greater impact with your philanthropic giving. By making a commitment of $10,000 or more annually, you will become a part of a distinguished group of philanthropists who come together to identify issues and lead change for their communities. The benefits of membership include opportunities for networking with successful, community-minded leaders, the chance to attend members-only events and the opportunity to be recognized locally and nationally as a philanthropic leader. Click here to join now.
Step Up To Tocqueville
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is pleased to offer a unique giving option for community leaders interested in joining the Tocqueville Society. Step Up to Tocqueville Program members make a commitment now to reach $10,000 annual giving by gradually moving up to such level over three years, while receiving full membership benefits of the Tocqueville Society from day one, including invitations to exclusive events and listing in local and national directories. Click here to enroll today.
For questions or to make a gift, please contact Lucie Burchfield at Lucie.Burchfield@yourlocaluw.org or 615-893-7303.