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United Way of Central Alabama’s Tocqueville Society is nationally-recognized as the largest Tocqueville Society in the country. It is the fastest growing segment of the annual campaign, with more than 800 members contributing $10,000 or more. United Way of Central Alabama’s Tocqueville Society was founded in 1986 with 36 charter members.

The national society was founded in Nashville, TN in 1981. The name was chosen for 19th century French diplomat Alexis de Tocqueville’s admiration for the spirit of voluntary association and voluntary effort for the common good, a spirit he had observed in America and about which he wrote enthusiastically. This notable society is designed to deepen the understanding, commitment and support of United Way.

2021Tocqueville Cabinet

Kim and Bruce Rogers Tocqueville Chairs

Hatton C. V. SmithIncrease Chair

Sara Beth WilcoxNew Member Chair

Kelly Morrison & Andrew NixRetention Chairs


The United Way of Central Alabama’s Tocqueville Society recognizes local philanthropic leaders and volunteer champions who have devoted time, talent, and funds to create long-lasting change by tracking our community’s most serious issues. With an investment of $10,000 or more, members of the Tocqueville Society are leaders of philanthropy in our community.

Value of your membership:

  • Convenient way to make a significant impact for many health and human services in one pledge
  • Opportunity to gain perspective on our community’s system of care that is proven to impact the lives of others
  • Engage as a volunteer with our community leaders to work locally to provide long-term solutions to our community’s problems
  • Make a personal connection with the influential group who sets the standards of charitable giving and philanthropy in our community
  • Associate with a national network of donors giving sustainable and transformational gifts
  • Access matching dollars available for members seeking to increase their impact
  • Join other members at our annual dinner honoring the recipient of the Tocqueville Award, given to an individual or family who shows outstanding volunteer and financial service in our community
  • Influence positive change and inspire a better life for everyone

Giving is a personal and heartfelt decision. Our Major Gifts staff is ready to work with you and your financial advisors to explore your philanthropic goals.

  • Gifts of cash, credit card or check. Staff can work with you on a personalized payment schedule.
  • Payroll deduction through your company
  • Donor advised fund or private family foundation
  • Individual Retirement Account (IRA). People who are age 70 and a half or older can contribute directly to United Way and avoid taxes on the distribution.

Please notify United Way of your stock transfer, so you can get proper credit for your gift. For stock transfer procedures and brokerage information, please contact the United Way of Central Alabama’s Major Gifts Department at 205.458.2038 or