The Alexis de Tocqueville Socity is named for a young Frenchman who visited America in 1831. His observations and discussions with prominent Americans were published in "Democracy in America." He applauded the voluntary spirit and observed that Americans always helped each other in times of need.
"I must say that I have seen Americans make great and real sacrifices to the public welfare; and have noticed a hundred instances in which they have hardly ever failed to lend faithful support to one another."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
Tocqueville Society members invest $10,000 or more annually in Pickens County through United Way of Pickens County. These members are also recognized on a national level by United Way Worldwide.
For more information about becoming a Tocqueville Society member and creating lasting, positive change in Pickens County, please contact Julie Capaldi, United Way of Pickens County President, 864-850-7094, ext. 101.