Alexis de Tocqueville Society

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 35 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 when Mr. Steven van Groningen made a personal donation of over $ 10,000. Currently, the Society has as members:

Steven van Groningen – Raiffeisen Bank, President and CEO

Valeria Răcilă van Groningen – President of Bucharest Running Club

Peter Weiss – Board member, Aegean Baltic Bank

Marian Dinu – Partner, DLA Piper

Lidia Fați and Dan Fați – Founding Partners Dacris

Ioana Hațegan – Managing Partner, Hațegan Law Office

Andrei Pogonaru – Partener, Central European Financial Services

Michael K. Hayde – CEO Western National Group

Dan Ștefan – Managing Partner, Autonom

Adrian Mihai – Managing Partner, FAN Courier

Neculai Mihai – Managing Partner, FAN Courier

Felix Pătrășcanu – Managing Partner, FAN Courier

Prof. Radu R. Florescu & Family

Vladimir Kalinov – Vice President Raiffeisen Bank

Horia Manda – Managing Partner, Axxess Capital

Laura Khouri – President Western National Group

Mariana Gheorghe – Non-executive director, ING Group, Netherlands

Octavian Radu & Anca Radu – Octra Holding

Jeff Sullivan and Roxana Sullivan – Executive Director, Bellecapital International

Ramona Jurubiță – Country Managing Partner, KPMG Romania&Moldova

Bogdan Ion – Country Managing Partner, EY România & Moldova, Chief Operating Officer for EY Central & South East Europe and Central Asia Region

Topolinski Family

Aspasia Weiss

Aspasia Weiss – wife, mother, author-illustrator

Larry & Gloria Macdonald

Fady Chreih – CEO, Regina Maria

Warmerdam Family

Christina Verchere

United Way Romania Alexis de Tocqueville Society also has one anonimous member.

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 leading philanthropist: you will receive a place of honor among those who are improving our community through generous contributions.

If you are interested in joining the United Way Romania Alexis de Tocqueville Society, please contact: Adriana Dobrea, Director Executiv al United Way:

For more information, please download the United Way Romania Alexis de Tocqueville Society Brochure..