United Way of Central Alabama's Tocqueville Society is nationally-recognized for its excellence. It is the fastest growing segment of the annual campaign, with 750 members contributing $10,000 or more. United Way of Central Alabama Tocqueville Society was founded in 1986 with 36 charter members. It is the fourth largest society.
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.
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