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For 30 years, the Tocqueville Society — Ruth Sharp Altshuler Circle of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has exemplified what collective community leadership can achieve.

Join more than 950 influential business and civic leaders who invested over $10 million with United Way last year and forever improved the lives of thousands of people in our community.

As a member of the Tocqueville Society, you will be part of a distinguished group that understands how generosity today impacts the generations of tomorrow. Exclusive events will help you connect with like-minded pioneers of progress in our community and fuel United Way’s high-impact work in North Texas for years to come.

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“My dream is that we would lock arms together and continue to push forward until all individuals and families in Dallas have the opportunity to lead happy and healthy lives.” – Debra Brennan Tagg, Tocqueville Society member

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2017 – 2018 Chair Tocqueville Society Chairs

Barbara and Steve Durham

Tocqueville Society Chair


Tocqueville Society Chair

Debra von Storch

Partner, EY
Tocqueville Society Chair

Kristy Faus

Women of Tocqueville Chair

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Tocqueville Society members contribute $10,000 or more annually to United Way.

The Fast Track

With the Fast Track giving option, you can grow into the $10,000 commitment over three years and receive membership benefits immediately. Fast Track is made possible through a matching gift from the Thomas W. & Lillian Kangerga Sowell Charitable Trust.

You may also enhance your Tocqueville connection through a United Way Legacy Gift (contributions of cash or stock, or gifts from your will, retirement plan or life insurance). Members who endow their annual Tocqueville Society gift are recognized in the Tocqueville Legacy Circle.

For more information, contact Lexi Luzarraga, Senior Director, Giving Societies, at 214-978-0068 or

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