In 1996, six families formed the Tocqueville Society for Escambia County. Those Founding Families had a vision for this community: to deepen the individual understanding, commitment, and support of United Way's work.
Throughout the last 20 years, over 30 families have, at one time or another, joined the society. Currently, the society consists of fourteen families contributing $245,000 annually. Since its creation, members of the Tocqueville Society have donated over $3.6 million to fight for the education, health and financial stability for citizens in Escambia County.