Women of Tocqueville | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Women of Tocqueville Society

In Dallas, a group of unstoppable women are working to ensure the future of the city they love. These dynamic leaders from all sectors of industry work together to create positive, long-term change.

Members volunteer as youth mentors, meet with Texas legislators about improving childcare standards, travel to Washington, D.C. to advocate on Capitol Hill and much more. They embrace every moment and opportunity to empower people in our community to better their lives.

2021-2022 Steering Committee

Michelle Thomas – Chair, Assistant Vice President, Chief Compliance Office, AT&T

Mandy Austin – Chair-Elect, Dallas Market President, Bank of Texas

  • Stephanie Bird – Community Volunteer, AT&T (Retired)
  • Dee Brown – VP of Transformation Global Supply Chain and Operations, Solenis, LLC
  • Kristy Faus – Community Volunteer
  • Mary Henderson – Chief Accounting Officer, Arcosa Inc.
  • Michelle Horton – North Texas Risk Assurance Leader, PwC
  • Scarlet Landry – Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
  • Carol March – Community Volunteer
  • Debbie McComas – Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Manju Menon – CEO & President, Eutopya Corporation; TI (Retired)
  • Katie Rose – National Account Manager, ARGUS Software, Altus Group
  • Liz Ryan – Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Rachel Simon – Vice President, Privacy, AT&T
  • Deb SoRelle – KPMG
  • Karen Tavana – Director, WW Receivables & Credit and Channel Accounting, Texas Instruments
  • Linda Yohe – Community Volunteer, AT&T (Retired)

Women of Tocqueville Fund
for Women and Children

In 2017, the Women of Tocqueville launched an endowment fund at the United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas to respond to the needs of North Texas women and children in perpetuity. The Women of Tocqueville Fund for Women and Children has raised over $13M to date to provide targeted financial and skill-based investments in the areas of education, income, and health – the building blocks of opportunity – for North Texas women and children.

In 2020, The Women of Tocqueville Fund established the Women of Tocqueville Fund Advisory Council to provide strategic direction, leadership, and oversight for the Women of Tocqueville Fund to achieve its Mission and Vision. The Advisory Council convened monthly during the course of the year, to research and consider a first investment of the Fund.

Mission – To provide targeted financial and skill-based investments in the areas of education, income and health for North Texas women and children.

Vision – An equitable economic environment in which all women and children can achieve financial security.

In September 2021, The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Women of Tocqueville Fund Advisory Council announced that LiftFund Women’s Business Center, dedicated to supporting diverse women entrepreneurs, will receive its first investment from the Women of Tocqueville Fund for Women and Children. Comerica Bank matched United Way’s $50,000 disbursement, bringing the total investment to $100,000. These funds will be used to provide microloans to female entrepreneurs in the city’s southern sector, so they can successfully grow their small businesses.


If you would like to join the group leading change through building this endowment fund, please click here to learn more and make a gift.

The Women of Tocqueville Fund for Women and Children will provide an annual distribution to United Way of Metropolitan Dallas for programs that focus on such areas as:


Educating mothers on the importance of early learning


Encouraging children to explore careers in STEM


Providing children opportunities to learn and grow after school and in the summer months


Protecting women and children from violence


Ensuring women have access to necessary and preventive health care services


Empowering women with the job skills they need to support their families


Tanya and Shane Allen
Susie and Steve Anderson
Ellen and Alan Barker
Stephanie and Rosheon Bird
Lisa J. Bottle
Millie and Allan Bradley
Robin Bray and David Kis
Dee M. Brown
Meghan Irwin Cohn
Mary McDermott Cook
Laura and Jason Downing
The Eulich Family Foundation
Kristy and Raymond Faus
Deborah and Robb Gibbins
Carol and Don Glendenning
Cecily and Scott Gooch
Jessica and Bart Hamlin

Mary and David Henderson
Mary Jalonick
Scarlet Landry
Nancy and Steve LaVerde
Roberta Luxbacher and Steve Alaniz
Cynthia Malone
Carol and Kevin March
Gail McDonald and Jeffrey Murphy
Cassandra and Bill McKinney
Maribess and Jerry Miller
Neena Newberry
Cindy and Pat Ohlenforst
Pamela Osborne
Carrie and Steven Parsons
The Riddell Family
Katie and Jerome Rose
The Rosewood Foundation

Liz and Christian Ryan
Jennifer and Ed Sampson
Lacy and Clayton Sands
Jan and Mike Sharry
Rachel and Jason Simon
Deb SoRelle and Brian Lindley
Kelly Ann Stafford
Debra and Paul Tagg
Karen Tavana
Debbie and Marshall Taylor
Mary and Rich Templeton
Michelle and Major Thomas
Deborah B. Toney
Julie Van Haren and David Hensel
Debra and Ken von Storch
Margaret and Chad Windham
Linda Yohe

Women of Tocqueville Fund Advisory Council

Robbi Luxbacher – Chair

Millie Bradley
Kristy Faus
Lynn Fisher
Nancy LaVerde

Carol March
Cassandra McKinney
Neena Newberry
Pamela Osborne

Tyler Riddell
Jerome Rose
Deb SoRelle
Linda Yohe

2021-2022 Calendar of Events

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