Tocqueville United

Join Tocqueville United and Live United

Tocqueville United is a group of philanthropic leaders passionate about tackling the most pressing challenges in Greater Austin. Members shape our community by investing in the building blocks of opportunity that every person and community needs to thrive — education, health, and financial stability.

Why Join?

1 in 10 households in Greater Austin is considered low-income, and race and zip code are some of the biggest predictors of a person’s life outcomes.

Your gift is an investment in proven, local, long-term solutions that address the root causes of poverty. Every member makes a difference in the lives of children and families right here in our region by investing in the building blocks of opportunity that every person and community needs to thrive – education, health, and financial stability.

Tocqueville United members enjoy opportunities throughout the year to:

Network with a community of like-minded leaders who support United Way’s mission to fight poverty.

Attend exclusive educational events to learn more about the needs in our community.

Participate in meaningful volunteer opportunities to see first-hand how your investment is making a real impact.

Join Us

Join Tocqueville United with an annual donation.
  • Champions Circle – $25,000 or more
  • Tocqueville United Members – $10,000 or more

We invite donors who would like to join Tocqueville United to gradually increase their annual gift to $10,000 over a three-year period by pledging to step up their annual gift each year:

  • $5,000 in year 1
  • $7,500 in year 2
  • $10,000 in year 3

You/your family will be recognized as Tocqueville United members immediately and enjoy opportunities to connect with fellow members through meaningful educational and volunteer events throughout the year.

Gifts can be made by check, personal giving account, stock transfer, qualified IRA charitable distribution, or cryptocurrency. 

To learn more or join, please contact Cathleen Berdan at

Meet the Co-Chairs


Mollie Duckworth, Latham & Watkins LLP

Newton Wong

Newton Wong, Deloitte

To learn more, please contact:

Cathleen Berdan, Senior Director of Philanthropy – Individual Giving

More Resources 

Stay up-to-date with the latest from Tocqueville United by reading some recent quarterly newsletters sent to members:

+ December 2021
+ September 2021
+ April 2021