Celebrating 35 Years of Tocqueville

UWCA’s Tocqueville Society, founded on March 27, 1986, shared stories from various members during the society’s 35th Anniversary in 2021. We highlighted members every Tuesday on social media with Tocqueville Tuesday. Enjoy the videos below as they reflect on memories through the years and what Tocqueville means to them.

Since 1986, more than $228 million has been invested in Central Alabama through the generosity of the Tocqueville Society.

How it started

Charter Member Stats


Founding Members

Top 5

In the United States

United Way of Central Alabama’s Tocqueville Society is consistently nationally recognized in the top 5 for having the most members.



More than 800 members are a part of the society

Charter Members

Mr. and Mrs.* Harold L. Abroms

Mr*. and Mrs. W. Houston Blount

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bolden*

Mr. and Mrs. Jack H. Breard, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. F. Dixon Brooke, Jr.

Ann and Angelo Bruno Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Bruno*

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Bruno*

Mr. and Mrs. Lee J. Bruno*

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Cabaniss*

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin M. Dixon*

Fig Tree Foundation


Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Goodrich*

Mr. and Mrs. M. Miller Gorrie

Mr.* and Mrs. Victor Hanson II

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Hess

Mr. and Mrs. Emil C. Hess*

Mrs. C. Barney Ireland*

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Ireland II*

Mrs. Fay B. Ireland*

Mr. William R. Ireland*

Mr. John S. Jemison, Jr.*

Mr. Thomas E. Jernigan*

Estate of Caroline and Crawford Johnson

Mr.* and Mrs. Crawford T. Johnson III

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Kaul*

Mr. and Mrs. Jack D. McSpadden*

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Pittman*

Mr. and Mrs. Jon Rotenstreich

Mr.* and Mrs.* William J. Rushton III

Mr. Morris K. Sirote*

Mr. Elton B. Stephens*

Mr. James T. Stephens

Mr.* and Mrs. Hall W. Thompson

Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust

Mr. James W. Wilson*