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

Michael K. Hayde – CEO Western National Group

Marian Dinu – Partner, DLA Piper

Peter Weiss – Board Member
HD Insurance Ltd.

Laura Khouri – President Western National Group

Lidia Fați and Dan Fați – Founding Partners Dacris

Ioana Hațegan – Managing Partner, Hațegan Law Office

Adrian Mihai – Managing Partner, FAN Courier

Neculai Mihai – Managing Partner, FAN Courier

Felix Pătrășcanu – Managing Partner, FAN Courier

Dan Ștefan – Managing Partner, Autonom

Horia Manda – Managing Partner, Axxess Capital

Vladimir Kalinov – Vice President Raiffeisen Bank

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

Prof. Radu R. Florescu & Family

Octavian Radu & Anca Radu – Octra Holding

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

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

Ramona Jurubiță – Country Managing Partner, KPMG Romania&Moldova

Topolinski Family

Warmerdam Family

Fady Chreih – CEO, Regina Maria

Aspasia Weiss

Aspasia Weiss – wife, mother, author-illustrator

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




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




Steven van Groningen

Valeria Răcilă van Groningen

Michael K. Hayde

Marian Dinu 

Peter M. Weiss

Laura Khouri

Lidia & Dan Fați

Ioana Hațegan

Adrian Mihai

Neculai Mihai

Felix Pătrășcanu

Dan Ștefan

Andrei Pogonaru

Andrei Pogonaru

Horia Manda

Mariana Gheorghe

Radu Florescu

Octavian & Anca Radu

Bogdan Ion

Ramona Jurubiță

Larry & Gloria Macdonald

Jeff & Roxana Sullivan

Christina Verchere

Topolinski Family

Daniel Ștefănescu

Șerban Toader

Thomas Knobel

Warmerdam Family

Fady Chreih

Mihaela Rădulescu

Aspasia Weiss

Daniel Badea

Călin Avram

Daniel Țepeș

Dragoș Dobrescu

Andrei Caramitru

Anonomous 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..