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Alexis de Tocqueville Society


Meg Crofton

President, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations,
U.S. and France
ADT Investor



The United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society recognizes the generosity of individuals contributing at the highest levels of personal giving.


With gifts of $10,000 or more annually, these caring philanthropists demonstrate a profound commitment to helping people in need throughout our tri-county region.


The society is named for the young French aristocrat who wrote admiringly of the American effort to promote the common good.


“As soon as individuals with a cause have found one another out, they combine. From that moment on, they are no longer isolated people, but a power seen from afar whose actions serve for an example, and whose language is listened to."


Alexis de Tocqueville | Democracy in America, 1835


Heart of Florida United Way formed its Alexis de Tocqueville (ADT) Society in 1989 to bring added prestige to its Leadership Club.


Many outstanding local citizens and leaders belong to the ADT Society, and their generosity and dedication to improving the quality of life in our community is paving the way for a better tomorrow.  


Michael L. Harding
Orlando Managing Partner
Deloitte & Touche LLP
2007-08 United Way Board Chair
ADT Investor

The Alexis de Toqueville Society Aims to:

- Change lives by focusing philanthropic leadership on United Way's Investing in Results focus areas: Developing Healthy Children and Families; Building Safe Communities; Improving Financial Stability; and Alleviating Hunger and Homelessness.


- Emphasize the vital role of personal philanthropy in creating long-lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of societal problems.


- Honor the generosity of outstanding donors. 


- Foster philanthropy and community service.


- Strengthen local leadership development and major investing efforts.


- Promote the Alexis de Tocqueville Society and the United Way brand to stimulate the exchange of philanthropic ideas.


For additional information, please contact Danielle Orchard, Sr. Director, Donor Relations, at 407-429-2122 or e-mail