The United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society reunites the leaders in our communities – both as philanthropists and in their respective industries. They are the kind of people who realize they have achieved the
success that so many others are striving to obtain; and that success also calls for a higher sense of social responsibility.
Worldwide, the Society gathers over 25.000 members and was founded more than 30 years ago to recognize and encourage individual contributions of over 10.000$ per year.
From its roots in the US, the Tocqueville Society has been replicated in only two European countries – in France, where it is presided by Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville d’Hérouville, Alexis de Tocqueville’s descendant and a champion of philanthropy himself, and in Romania.
United Way Romania’s Tocqueville Society was established in 2011 and currently has 21 members:
Valeria Răcilă van Groningen – President, Bucharest Running Club
Steven van Groningen – President and CEO, Raiffeisen Bank
Peter Weiss – Independent Consultant
Marian Dinu – Managing Partner DLA Piper
Lidia Fați and Dan Fați – Founding Partners Dacris
Ioana Hațegan – Managing Partner, Hațegan Law Office
Andrei Pogonaru – Partner, Central European Financial Services
Daniela Toader and Șerban Toader – Senior Partner, KPMG Romania & Moldova
Dan Ștefan – Managing Partner, Autonom
Adrian Mihai – Managing Partner, Fan Courier
Neculai Mihai – Managing Partner, Fan Courier
Felix Pătrășcanu – Managing Partner, Fan Courier
Vladimir Kalinov – Vicepresident, Raiffeisen Bank
Prof. Radu R. Florescu & family
Mariana Gheorghe – CEO, OMV Petrom
Thomas Christian Knobel – Founder WowApp
Daniel Ștefănescu – CEO Gersim
Laura Khouri – President Western National Group
Michael K. Hayde – CEO Western National Group
As a member of the United Way Romania Alexis de Tocqueville Society, you will:
- receive information about our work: you will receive regular updates, including briefing papers, newsletters and our annual report
- be recognized as a top philanthropist: you will receive a place of honor among those who are improving our community through generous contributions.
- be visibly and publicly recognized at our events: the Annual Gala and the exclusive events organized for the Society members
If you are interested in joining the United Way Romania Alexis de Tocqueville Society, please contact:
Cristina Damian, Executive Director United Way: cristina.damian(at)unitedway.ro
For more information, please download the United Way Romania Alexis de Tocqueville Society Brochure.