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Alexis de Tocqueville Society


United Way of Denton County is proud to recognize our local leaders in philanthropy with membership in the prestigious worldwide Alexis de Tocqueville Society. Members of the Tocqueville Society with United Way of Denton County make a total contribution of $10,000 or more, and direct at least 60% of that gift to United Way of Denton County and/or any of our collective impact initiatives.


United Way of Denton County Tocqueville Levels


  • Mark Merki*


  • Dr. Bettye Myers*

  • The Charldean Newell Estate

  • David & Renee Koontz

  • The Patterson Family

  • Ernie & Barbara McCraw*

  • Zach & Monica Glenn

  • Cheryl & Joe Hutchison

  • Rob & Kimberly Seay

  • Dr. Carine Feyten & Chad Wick

  • Ellen M. & David Painter

  • Sennett Kirk

  • Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng

  • Michael & Vicki Smith

  • The Newman Foundation*

  • Susan & Ray Croff*

  • Janet & Joe Mulroy*

*Our inaugural members


By giving a gift that qualifies you for membership in our Tocqueville Society, you can:

  • Maximize the impact of your gift, meeting all our community’s most critical needs through a single donation
  • Receive an invitation to the annual Leadership Reception and additional events for Leadership Donors
  • Receive an invitation to serve on a UWDC Resource Development or Collective Impact Committee
  • Gain optional recognition in the UWDC Tocqueville brochure
  • Gain optional recognition in the UWDC Annual Report
  • Gain optional recognition on the UWDC website as a Tocqueville Member
  • Join a national network of philanthropic leaders who are engaged locally to create long-lasting, positive changes
  • Partner with a quality organization and dedicated staff; ensuring that gifts, voice and time are efficiently invested in local communities to maximize impact

Can’t write a $10,000 check today? You may qualify for our “step-up program,” gradually increasing your gift to Tocqueville levels over a three-year period!

To learn more about joining the prestigious Alexis de Tocqueville Society, speak with Kristin Jones:

Phone: 940-566-5851 Ext. 102

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