Alexis De Tocqueville Society

During the fall of 1832, Alexis de Tocqueville, a young Frenchman, traveled nearly 8,000 miles across America speaking with individuals about the "great experiment" in democracy. The spirit of selflessness and cooperation among Americans amazed de Tocqueville. His written work, Democracy in America, reflects his admiration for the American spirit of voluntary action for the common good.

Founded in 1981 by Thomas F. Frist, Jr., the Tocqueville Society echoes the American spirit of cooperation and good will which de Tocqueville witnessed in early America. It personifies the true meaning of philanthropy, with members giving $10,000 or more annually to United Way of Greater Stark County. Currently, there are more than 398 local Tocqueville Societies in the U.S.


The United Way of Greater Stark County's de Tocqueville Society offers its members a variety of networking and social events including the annual dinner. Members are recognized in the annual Leaders in Giving Book, along with national publications. Co-Chairpersons of the Society are Steve and Lisa Gregory.

To learn more about the United Way of Greater Stark County's Alexis de Tocqueville Society contact Maria Heege, President and CEO, at 330-491-9970 or by email ».

Alexis de Tocqueville Mentors

Alexis de Tocqueville Mentors are individuals who have been honored by an Alexis de Tocqueville member for their contributions to the community and their impact on the lives of people close to them. Those affecting change in either the personal or public realm have done so by example – their unselfish commitment to giving back is a shining beacon in our community.

To learn more about past Alexis de Tocqueville Mentors, click here ».

National de Tocqueville Society

Connect to the national de Tocqueville Society web site, click here ».