Tocqueville United

Distinguished Leaders Fighting Poverty in Austin

Tocqueville United is a group of Austin’s civic and business leaders passionate about tackling our community’s most pressing challenges. Members shape our community by investing in the building blocks of opportunity for children and families in Greater Austin: education, health, and financial stability.

Why Join?

1 in 10 households in the Austin area is considered low-income, and race and zip code are some of the biggest predictors of a person’s life outcomes. Donations from Tocqueville United members support systems-level change, shaping Austin into a community that works for everyone.

When you join Tocqueville United, you’ll know your donations are making an impact. From ensuring over 21,000 children in our community enter school ready for Kindergarten and beyond, to connecting over 13,000 parents and their children to career and education pathways, to answering more than 270,000 calls for help – your support does this and more.

Tocqueville United members are invited to meaningful educational events and exclusive networking and volunteer opportunities throughout the year, to learn about the needs in our community and see first-hand how their 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.

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