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 300 successful, community-minded individuals and business leaders who invest $10,000 or more annually. We are grateful to our members who show their passion by contributing time, talent and financial resources to help transform Orange County.

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:

Shari Bovino

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

Suzanne Fradette – Tocquenville Society

Throughout the 25 yeas that Suzanne Fradette (pictured with Orange County United Way CEO, Max Gardner) has been involved with United Way, she has been an active board member; a past chair of the Women’s Philanthropy Fund 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 Tocqueville Society

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

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Make a stock transfer contribution


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 securuities 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, Controller, at 949.263.6153 or via email

Become a Tocqueville Society Member

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Talk with Kathleen DesCoteaux at 949.263.6129 or via email to learn more