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The hallmark of a Tocqueville Society member is a special level of commitment to making a positive impact. Across the United States, there are more than 26,000 members working together to change lives.

Here in Orange County, our elite group of local philanthropists is an alliance of nearly 250 successful, community-minded individuals and business leaders who invest $10,000 or more annually with the greater of $3,000 or 10% invested in United Way’s Community Impact Fund. We are grateful to our members who show their passion by contributing time, talent and financial resources to help transform Orange County.

Benefits of Membership

  • Become part of a network of nearly 250 local philanthropic leaders who are creating long-lasting, positive changes in the community
  • Unique opportunities to connect with hundreds of our country’s top philanthropists and community leaders through invitations to exclusive events and volunteer programs through the year
  • Name recognition in the national Tocqueville Society directory and the Annual Report to the community
  • A dedicated donor liaison to help you manage and reach your philanthropic goals
  • Annual Scorecard Report of Community Impact Programs
  • Membership in National Tocqueville Society
  • Confidence and satisfaction of knowing that your contribution and leadership are helping to address the critical areas of Education, Income, Health, and Housing
  • Additional engagement opportunities through Tocqueville Society affinity groups

Tocqueville Society Affinity Groups

At the forefront of improving lives through generosity and passion

Setting the standard for charitable giving, Tocqueville Society members are at the forefront of improving lives through extraordinary financial gifts, volunteerism and advocacy. Meet some of our leaders:

For over two decades, Sherri Bovino and Greg Burden have brought passion, insights, and expertise to Orange County United Way. Sherri serves as a board member and is a past chair for the Women’s Philanthropy Fund and Greg is a past chair of the Tocqueville Society.

Throughout the 25 years that Suzanne Fradette has been involved with United Way, she has been an active board member, a past chair of the Women’s Philanthropy Fund, a Tocqueville Society cabinet co-chair and is a member of the Orange Impact Society. In 2015, she was honored as one of the Volunteers of the Year for her contribution of time and talents to advancing United Way’s mission.

Nancy and Mike Meyer have supported Orange United Way for more than 30 years. They committed at the highest level of personal generosity for our community as members of Million Dollar Roundtable, an amazing group of extraordinary leaders, who are helping to create a lifelong partnership that transforms lives and creates change where it is needed most.

Tocqueville Cabinet Members


  • Adrian Griggs, Pacific Life Insurance Company
  • John Simonis, Paul Hastings

Committee Members

  • Nicole Carrillo Hall, loanDepot
  • Nanda Kumar Cheruvatath, Eaton Aerospace
  • Suzanne Fradette, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Loreen Gilbert CIMA, AIF, CRC, CLTC, WealthWise Financial Services
  • Chris Norton, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Michael Ray, Western Digital
  • Matt Rink, Alcon
  • Bill Rooklidge, Gibson Dunn
  • Steve Roush, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Retired)
  • Jim Scheinkman, Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
  • John Valenta, Deloitte.
  • John Waldeck, CMB, CRI, Pacific Life Insurance Company

Upcoming United Way Events

Women United Autumn Affair

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

There are currently no upcoming events…

Please check back again soon.

Donate Stock to Charity – Make Greater Impact with United Way

Donate Stock to Charity; Donate Stock to United Way

By contributing appreciated securities to Orange County United Way,
you make a powerful community contribution while gaining valuable
tax advantages. If you have owned appreciated securities for at least
a year and a day, your contribution can offer the following benefits:

• Eliminate capital gains tax
• Enjoy a last-minute tax break
• Claim market value

For more information, please contact Emilee Tello, Chief Financial Officer, at 949.263.6153 or via email.

Become a Tocqueville Society Member

Contact Us for More Information
Talk with Kalina Covello at 949.263.6154 or via email to learn more

Tocqueville Society Pledge Form

Send your Tocqueville Society gift to United Way online using the form below. Or, if you prefer, you can download the form in PDF format.

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