A generous group of trailblazing Waymakers that make broad, sustainable change for our community through volunteerism, advocacy, planned giving and endowment programs.
United Way affiliates around the world have active chapters and in 1984, the Tocqueville Society was established at United Way of Greater Kansas City to offer an opportunity for passionate individuals to become more deeply involved in the mission by encouraging and celebrating major and planned giving. Tocqueville Society was brought to Kansas City by Adele and Donald J. Hall Sr., along with Gordon and Nancy Beaham and has grown to currently have more than 600 members.
Local Tocqueville Society members support the UWGKC vision of a thriving metro region where all people – regardless of identity, income, or background – have the opportunity and access to live a life of purpose, passion, and prosperity. As community problem solvers, members partner to invest and mobilize financial resources, connect with people and organizations tackling community challenges, and encourage innovative solutions that advance the mission.
Why join Tocqueville Society?
Invitations for you and your partner to exclusive quarterly local events including:
Annual Impact Dinner & Drinks to learn about how different agencies are addressing a specific community concern
Education and mission-aligned discussions and tours
Networking and social events featuring local and United Way leaders at exciting venues
Other exclusive benefits:
Regular communications to stay up-to-date on UW happenings including the opportunity to hear directly from the UWGKC President and CEO
United Way apparel or merchandise
VIP experience at United Way events throughout the year, including but not limited to the annual campaign fall kickoff and spring impact activities
Access to leaders and leadership opportunities
Meet your 2023 Cabinet:
Members of the Cabinet share a common bond — a desire to serve their community. Through active participation and stewardship, Cabinet members serve as advocates for the Tocqueville Society and for the organizations, programs and activities served and supported by the United Way. Cabinet members share their time, talent, treasure, ties and testimony through leadership and involvement in meetings, marketing, and events that raise the profile of the Tocqueville Society both with donors and in the community.
Andrea Bernica, Black & Veatch – CHAIR; Bill White, Retired; Erin Pishny, Deloitte; Pam Oberdiek, Youth Volunteer Corps; Tim Burkhalter, Burns & McDonnell
How to Join Tocqueville Society:
There are two ways to join this exclusive group:
Click here to join with an annual donation of $10,000 or more.
Participate in our 3-year Step Up program, and receive full membership benefits in the first year: Year one ($5,000), Year 2 ($7,500), Year 3 ($10,000).
For more information about Tocqueville Society, contact firstname.lastname@example.org