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The March
to our Centennial

The Centennial Series will consist of two marquee event streams: the Aspire United Volunteer Series and a Culminating Celebration, the Aspire United Festival, at Fair Park — each with several related activations. Additionally, there will be numerous supporting events beginning in Fall 2023

Fall ’23

  • Tocqueville Luncheon #1 — 98th Campaign Celebration and 99th Campaign Kickoff
  • 10-year Social Innovation Celebration
  • Tocqueville Democracy in America Series – $25K Circle Dinner
  • Tocqueville Luncheon #2

Spring ’24

  • Tocqueville Luncheon #3
  • Centennial Volunteer Activation #1 – Reading Day
  • Alexis de Tocqueville Paris Experience
  • The Pitch
  • Tocqueville Gratitude/Centennial Host Committee Kickoff

Fall ’24

  • Centennial Volunteer Activation #2 – STEAM Fest​
  • Centennial Kickoff /Tocqueville Luncheon #1 —99th Campaign Celebration and 100th Campaign Kickoff​
  • Tocqueville Democracy in America Series – $25K Circle Dinner with Centennial Host Committee​
  • Tocqueville Luncheon #2 — Lunch with Legislators​
  • Centennial Volunteer Activation #3 – Food & Health Fair​

Spring ’25

  • Tocqueville Luncheon  #3
  • Centennial Volunteer Activation #4
  • Centennial Host Committee Event
  • Culminating Celebration: Aspire United Festival & Concert in Fair Park – May 3​

Marquee Events

Community Impact Volunteer Engagement Series

Leading up to the Centennial celebration we will host three large scale volunteer activities to engage our corporate partners, individual donors and community leaders in hands-on work focused on driving progress toward our Aspire United 2030 education, income and health goals

Spring 2024

Reading Day

Fall 2024


Winter 2024

Food & Health Fair

Spring 2025

Bright Futures Festival

Aspire United Festival
Culminating Centennial Celebration at Fair Park

Community Fair

Engage with partners in education, income, health and innovation through hands-on interactive activities

Food Festival

Celebrate how food brings communities together while we showcase local North Texas chefs and national celebrity chef guests

Concert and Firework Program

Enjoy an incredible day at Fair Park concluding with a concert at the Cotton Bowl and firework show worthy of a 100th anniversary

Supporting Events

In addition to the marquee Centennial Series events, we will host several programs and events starting in 2023 you won’t want to miss.
  • Tocqueville Series focused on Democracy in America, Legislative Advocacy, Aspire United 2030 Progress and CEO Spotlights and 10th Anniversary of Social Innovation at United Way
  • Centennial Kickoff Event
  • Centennial Host Committee and Sponsor Event Series
  • The Alexis de Tocqueville Paris Experience
  • PGA Frisco Partner Golf Tournament