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Alexis deTocqueville Society

Alexis deTocqueville Society

The Alexis de Tocqueville Society gives national recognition to individuals who contribute a minimum of $10,000 to the United Way annually. The name of this society was chosen because of deTocqueville's admiration for the American spirit of volunteerism and philanthropy. Members of this society together contributed 33% of the $3.035 million raised in support of services in 2016-2017. Tocqueville members stand as strong symbols of support for initiatives and programs that improve lives while building a stronger, healthier, more vibrant community. For five years running, the Indian River Chapter of this national society has been recognized nationally for its growth and contributions for the size of its population. Membership in this Society offers unique opportunities, including national recognition and a variety of social, networking, community and business related events. For more information on the Indian River Chapter of the Alexis deTocqueville Society, contact Meredith Egan at (772) 567-8900 or via email at

Alexis deTocqueville Society Members

Society Members Thanked at Gala

United Way of Indian River County recognized and thanked the Alexis de Tocqueville (AdT) Society members for their remarkable generosity at a cocktail reception and dinner held March 1, 2017. Society members contribute at least $10,000 annually to United Way. The event was presented by John’s Island Real Estate. Additional event sponsors included PURE, and Vero Insurance. Alexis de Tocqueville Society Chair, Fritz Blaicher, emceed the event and thanked the 78 member Society for the important role they play driving positive and lasting change in Indian River County. United Way was pleased to host Dr. John Lechleiter, retired President and CEO of Eli Lilly and current Chairman of the United Way Worldwide Board of Directors as our keynote speaker. The event also included a presentation by Cathy DeSchouwer and Anotine Jennings, founders of Crossover Mission.

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