The tulsa area’s most generous group of philanthropic leaders

Tocqueville Society members tackle our community’s most pressing challenges to create lasting changes for future generations. Members invest $10,000 or more annually to the Tulsa Area United Way.


  • Enjoy receptions and other social events at various locations in the Tulsa area
  • Receive the annual “PHILANTHROPIE” magazine, which contains updates on the activities and initiatives of our local United Way
  • Tocqueville members are recognized by having their names listed in the lobby of the TAUW offices in downtown Tulsa and in the annual membership registry
  • Annual gift of $10,000 or more can be provided as an individual or couple

Pictured left to right are Karen Keith, Tim Lyons, Susan Neal, Alison Anthony, Mark Maun

Tocqueville Society members get a behind-the-scenes look at plans for the new Gilcrease Museum at a recent 3rd Thursday luncheon. Pictured left to right are Karen Keith, Tim Lyons, Susan Neal, Alison Anthony, and Marc Maun.

View photos from the 2021 fall Tocqueville reception

2021 Fall Tocqueville Reception

The History

The Tocqueville Society of Tulsa Area United Way was created in 1987 to foster, promote, and recognize voluntary community service and personal giving.  

The Tocqueville Society bears the name of French aristocrat Alexis-Charles-Henri Clerel de Tocqueville, who came to America in 1831. Tocqueville applauded the voluntary spirit so characteristic of Americans. 

Step Up Program

Tulsa Area United Way offers a “Step-Up” membership plan for members of the Tocqueville Society.

The Step-Up Program was developed for individuals who contribute $3,000 to $9,999 annually and encourages a multi-year pledge to achieve Tocqueville status.

The Step-Up Program requires a minimum personal pledge of $5,000 to the current campaign, with a commitment to “step-up” personal giving to $7,500 to next year’s campaign and $10,000 by the following year’s campaign.

Step-Up participants will receive full Tocqueville Society recognition and benefits in the $10,000 to $14,999 category beginning with their first pledge of $5,000.



Contact Laura Bell at 918-583-7171 or online here