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

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

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
Chief Executive Officer and president of the Executive Board,
OMV Petrom

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




Tocqueville donors ho have supported United Way Romania over the years:




Călin Avram

Daniel Badea

Andrei Caramitru

Dragoș Dobrescu

Thomas Knobel

Andrei Pogonaru

Mihaela Rădulescu

Daniel Ștefănescu

Jeff și Roxana Sullivan

Șerban Toader

Daniel Țepeș

Anonymous Tocqueville Donor

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..