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Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society

The Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society recognizes a select group of change-makers with an unsurpassed dedication to achieving lasting results in our community.

Named to honor the late Ruth Sharp Altshuler, a longtime Dallas philanthropist, the Tocqueville Society is comprised of civic and business leaders whose vision for North Texas is matched only by their generosity.

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Tocqueville Society membership offers substantial value, including:

  • A convenient and impactful way to holistically invest in our community
  • The opportunity to become part of a nationwide network of donors giving transformational gifts
  • Unique opportunities to connect with local business, philanthropic and community leaders
  • Direct engagement in the community impact work that is building the future of North Texas
  • The opportunity to bring your family for exclusive volunteer activities where you can work locally to improve our community and experience firsthand the impact of your support
  • Exclusive networking opportunities and events where you can connect with influential North Texans who are at the forefront of local philanthropy

Contribution Levels

To join the Tocqueville Society, make a gift of $10,000 or more to United Way of Metropolitan Dallas during our fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Gifts can be made through a workplace campaign or our website.

Graduated Giving

United Way donors can join the Tocqueville Society through a Graduated Giving option. Under this three-year program, your contributions increase annually until they reach the full Tocqueville commitment. A Graduated Giving commitment includes:

  • A $5,000 gift in the first year
  • A $7,500 gift in the second year
  • A full Tocqueville gift of $10,000 in the third year

Tocqueville Society Member Benefits

$10,000 Circle Opportunities

  • Tocqueville Exclusive Events:

    Join community leaders and experts at the Tocqueville Event Series. Members will also receive invitations to the annual Tocqueville Gratitude event and other special events throughout the year.

  • Advocacy Opportunities:
    Join members of the Tocqueville Society for the annual Advocacy Luncheon, an engaging discussion with elected officials.
  • Family Engagement:
    Enjoy exclusive Tocqueville volunteer activities for you and your family to experience firsthand the impact of your support.
  • Teens United:
    Teenage children of Tocqueville donors may participate in Teens United, an engagement program for teens focused on volunteerism and education to highlight opportunities to make a difference in our local community.
  • Exclusive Updates:
    Be the first to know about new programs, emerging research, upcoming events, special initiatives and community impact through the United Way newsletter and annual CEO communications.

$25,000 Circle Opportunities

Enjoy all the exclusive opportunities of the $10,000 Circle, plus:
  • Philanthropic Advisory Opportunities:
    Work with a personal liaison to learn more about philanthropic trends, emerging community needs and best practices to address them.
  • Exclusive Event Access:
    Enjoy special access to events with community leaders, including a signature annual event for $25,000 Circle donors. Bring your family for exclusive event activities.
  • Donor Relations Concierge Service:
    Connect with a member of the United Way Donor Relations team, who will answer questions and support your giving experience.
  • Family Member Opportunities:
    Extend your Tocqueville membership opportunities to your children ages 35 and under.
  • The United Way Tocqueville Society brings new insights into the challenges and opportunities that exist in North Texas, while providing our entire family with a meaningful way to give back to and engage with our community.
    Erin Nealy Cox and Trey Cox
    Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society Co-Chairs
  • For our family, the Tocqueville Society is a powerful way to support United Way’s important work here in North Texas while engaging with like-minded, local philanthropic leaders in interesting ways throughout the year.

    Laura and Jason Downing
    Chairs, Ruth Sharp Altshuler $25,000 Tocqueville Circle
  • The generosity of the North Texas community is well known, and by investing in United Way, it is evident that together, our gifts are driving real, measurable change with lasting impact.
    Carol and Don Glendenning
    2018-2022 Co-Chairs of the $25,000 Circle of the Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society

    Make Your Tocqueville Pledge Today

    Join this dynamic group of corporate and philanthropic leaders and invest in lasting change, right here at home.