Tocqueville Society

Leaders creating a legacy of giving

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Help us solve the 757’s biggest problems and give everyone the opportunity to thrive.

About the Group

We share a commitment to solving big problems in the 757 through gifts of time, treasure and talent.





$3.2 Million

raised last year

How to Join Tocqueville Society

We are looking for people with the means and desire to make a transformative impact on our community Tocqueville Society members give at least $10,000 per year or participate in the step-up program to gradually increase their gift from $6,000 to $10,000 over a three year period. Our members have been leading regional philanthropic efforts for over 30 years and our collective giving is one-third of all individual donations contributed to United Way of South Hampton Roads. To learn more or get involved, email us

Tocqueville Society History
The Tocqueville Society is named for French author Alexis de Tocqueville, a 19th-century diplomat who applauded the American desire to take a personal role in the advancement of society by combining philanthropy and service.

Tocqueville Society Membership Benefits

Exclusive Invitations

Join an elite group at the annual Tocqueville Dinner and Community Leaders Luncheon


Connect with top executives from leading companies

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities to give back to the community through exclusive volunteer events

Preferred Seating

Preferred seating at all United Way leadership events


Recognition in United Way publications

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