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Tocqueville Society members choose to be leadership donors giving at least $10,000 per year, because they have both the means and the strong desire to make an impact in our community. Our Tocqueville members have been leading regional philanthropic efforts for 31 years. Their collective giving is one third of all individual donations received annually.

Step-Up Program
The Tocqueville Step Up Challenge Opportunity provides a pool of dollars to philanthropists who may not be able to commit to a gift of $10,000 at once. Match participants are able to gradually increase their gift from $6,000 – $10,000 over three years and enjoy full membership and recognition in the Tocqueville Society.

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Tocqueville members enjoy networking with local leaders, subject matter experts, and the most generous of individuals in South Hampton Roads. We gather to see our investment put to good use, to celebrate our camaraderie, and to share our experiences in the business community.

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Thank you and welcome to the Tocqueville Society! We’re happy to have you help us focus on what is most needed in the community with your donation and your philanthropic advocacy.

The United Way Team


  • Member-only Tocqueville Directory

  • Priority volunteer opportunities and preferred seating at all United Way leadership events

  • Recognition in United Way publications

  • Exclusive invitations to the annual Tocqueville Dinner and Community Leaders Luncheon

  • Social events providing networking opportunities

About the Tocqueville Society

The Tocqueville Society is named for French Author Alexis de Tocqueville, a 19th century diplomat who applauded the American desire to take a personal role in the advancement of society by combining philanthropy and service. That same American passion for philanthropy lives on in our 230+ Tocqueville Society members who collectively invest more than $3.5 million a year in our communities, with the United way directing the funds where they do the most good.

The Tocqueville Society was created to recognize donors who exhibit exceptional philanthropic leadership and gift at least $10,000 annually to United Way. When you join the Tocqueville Society, you demonstrate your leadership and deep-level of commitment to improving the lives of those most in need across South Hampton Roads community.

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Cabinet Members

Letter From The Chair

Like many Hampton Roads residents, I was not born here. I moved to Virginia Beach with my wife in 1994 to begin our life together. Over the past 24 years, I have come to appreciate and love this area that I now call my home. Hampton Roads has provided me with the foundation on which to start my family, raise my children and build a business that today directly benefits from the strong communities in which we live.

Despite all of our wonderful assets, we have problems that need to be addressed and fixed. Too many of our residents go without life’s basic necessities, such as adequate food, clothing, transportation and housing, which many of us take for granted. The United Way partners with more than a hundred local agencies to support thousands of our area’s most at-risk citizens. The ultimate goal, of course, is to help get them back on their feet with the tools necessary to become self-sufficient, thriving members of our community.

I view our annual gift to United Way as a long-term investment in our community and in our future. Taking care of all residents, particularly those most at-risk, builds stronger communities, from which we all benefit.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to United Way and the Tocqueville Society. Your leadership is what distinguishes Hampton Roads and what will help keep our area strong for years to come. – Allan Parrott

Tocqueville Society Cabinet Members

Allan Parrott

2018 Chair | Tidewater Fleet Supply

Butch Everett

Oil Equipment Properties

John Gill

BB&T Scott & Stringfellow

Miles Leon

S. L. Nusbaum Realty Company

Robin Ray

Atlantic Dominion Distributors

Chris Xystros


Shirley Baldwin

Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, PC

Steve Fredrickson

PRA Group

Richard Glasser

Glasser & Glasser, PLC

Vince Mastracco

Kaufman & Canoles, PC

Jane Short

Waypoint Advisors

David Bernd

Sentara Healthcare (Ret.)

Michael Gentry

Sentara Healthcare

Bruce Holbrook

Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP

Chuck McPhillips

Kaufman & Canoles, PC

Bob Taylor

Taylor's Do It Best

Kim Curtis

Tidewater Home Funding

Amanda Gift

Signature Family Wealth Advisors

David Holland

Southern Oil Company Inc.

Bill Monroe

Glasser & Glasser, PLC

Wayne Wilbanks

Wilbanks Smith & Thomas

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