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. 

Upcoming Events

Drawing Inspiration To Break the Cycle of Poverty

May 23

Join Tocqueville United members Kate & Scott Powers and author Miguel Romano, Jr. for dinner and conversation at our upcoming event, Drawing Inspiration To Break the Cycle of Poverty.

In his book Camino Forward, Miguel Romano, Jr. collects the experiences of community leaders who overcame financial, educational, and cultural challenges to lead inspirational lives and careers. We will explore how these themes intersect with United Way’s mission to break the cycle of poverty, and how together we are building opportunities that unlock the potential for Central Texans for generations to come.

For more information or to RSVP reach out to

Meet the Co-Chairs


Mollie Duckworth, Latham & Watkins LLP

Newton Wong

Newton Wong, Deloitte

To learn more, please contact:

Cathleen Berdan, Chief Development Officer