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December 18, 2019


The United Way Tocqueville Society was formed in March 1984. The society is named after renowned French political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville who admired three elements in North American society: liberty, equality and the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor. The members of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society are a special group of individuals who partner with us to make this a strong and healthy community. Through their compassion and philanthropy, these individuals demonstrate exceptional generosity and leadership, and provide the momentum for lasting change in Charlotte County. To be part of the United Way of Charlotte County Tocqueville Society, our contributors make exceptional gifts of $10,000 or more. 

Leader Donor Contributions

$10,000 +   Tocqueville Level

$5,000 - $9,999 Keel Club, Admiral

$2,500 - $4,999 Keel Club, Commodore

$1,500 - $2,499 Keel Club, Captain

$1,000 - $1,499 Keel Club, Commander

   $750 - $999    Keel Club, Lieutenant

   $500 - $749    Keel Club, Midshipman

Step - Up Program

United Way of Charlotte County Leadership Donors have the option of participating in a step-up program. By committing to reach the Alexis de Tocqueville Society giving level of $10,000 over the course of 3 years, the individual will be recognized as a member in year one.

  • Year One $5,000
  • Year Two $7,500
  • Year Three $10,000

The Keel Club recognizes generous supporters who contribute at six levels.  The Tocqueville Society & Keel Club create a lasting difference.If you are already giving at a level above $5,000 consider this new step-up program. Please call our office at (941) 627-3539 for more information.


Dictionaries define a “pacesetter” as an organization that is the most progressive or successful and serves as a model to be imitated.  These are companies or individuals that set the pace for the United Way of Charlotte County campaign goal. Pacesetters are invited to a VIP Reception and given special recognition at the Campaign Kickoff. Corporate Donors of $1,000 or more and individuals of $500 all qualify as a pacestter. We are grateful to our 2019-2020 Corporate Pacesetters:

Amberg Insurance Agency

Ambitrans Medical Transport

Bayfront Health

The Bevis Group

The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies

Centennial Bank

Charlotte County Government

City of Punta Gorda

Coastal Living Team

Farr Law Firm

Florida, Power & Light

Florida SouthWestern State College

Helping Hands SW FL

Marcia M. Cullinan, Realtor® Michael Saunders & Co.

McCrory Law Firm


Mosaic Florida Operations

Panther Hollow Dental Lodge

Patrice Weston State Farm Insurance Agency

Peace River Distributing

Publix Super Markets

Riverside Realty Services

Tampa Bay Rays


Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic

W. Kevin Russell, Attorney at Law

Wallace Law Firm

Waste Management

Wells Fargo Bank

Wharton Smith Contruction Inc.

Wrightway Emergency Services