Tocqueville Society

“As soon as individuals with a cause have found one another out, they combine. From that moment, they are no longer isolated people, but a power seen from afar whose actions serve for an example, and whose language is listened to.”

–Alexis de Tocqueville

Tocqueville member mixer
Tocqueville mixer Nov. 2015
Tocqueville member mixer Nov. 2015

Named in honor of the 19th century French traveler who wrote extensively about the spirit of volunteerism in America, the United Way Tocqueville Society recognizes those who contribute $10,000 or more annually to United Way.  The Society, originally started in Nashville by Tommy Frist, has grown into a nationally recognized organization.

Member benefits include recognition in local and national publications. Membership in this Society sets a standard of charitable giving in our community that by example, motivates compassion and generosity in others. View membership list.

It is about people helping people at every stage of their lives. While many charities address one cause, United Way focuses on the whole community. Through its generous contributors, United Way of Williamson County raised over $4.68 million in 2018 to change lives in Williamson County.  Of that total, $1,042,198 was donated last year by Tocqueville Society members.

United Way has the unique ability to target and then invest donations to address the most critical needs in your community. Through collaboration, volunteers and grants, United Way multiplies the impact of your gift.

Tocqueville Step Up Program

Donors wishing to join United Way of Williamson County’s Tocqueville Society have the option of participating in a new step-up program. By committing to reach the Tocqueville Society giving level of $10,000 over the course of three years, the individual may be recognized as a member in year one.

Below are the giving levels to participate in the step-up program:

Year 1—$5,000

Year 2—$7,500

Year 3—$10,000

The step-up portion contributed on behalf of the donor in order to reach Tocqueville level cannot be designated. Various methods of recognition are given based on the donor preference. All Tocqueville Society members receive invitations to United Way of Williamson County events.


For more information on the Tocqueville Society, please contact United Way of Williamson County’s CEO & President, Pam Bryant at 615-771-2312 or