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United Way of Martin County honors Tocqueville Society members at reception

United Way of Martin County recently honored members of the Tocqueville Society during a reception at Sailfish Point. The evening was graciously underwritten for the 11th year by Wilmington Trust. The Tocqueville Society, celebrating its 29th year, includes 80 philanthropists who last year alone contributed more than $1 million to United Way of Martin County’s 2017-18 campaign.

The Tocqueville Society is one of the most prestigious giving societies recognized throughout the world. These passionate members invest $10,000 or more in their community annually. Their leadership and generosity provide support for United Way to achieve its mission to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

During the evening, the Alexis de Tocqueville Outstanding Philanthropy Award was presented to Mike and Linda Evans of Stuart for their leadership and passion to improve people’s lives and strengthen our community. “I continue to be blown away by the statistics of need in our community – it’s very sobering. The biggest thing to gain by being involved with United Way is it helps remind you that the rest of the world is living very differently than you do. It is important to keep that in mind,” Mr. Evans said.

Bob Croce, who was the chair of the Tocqueville Society for 10 years prior to handing over the reins to current chair Richard Dakers, was recognized for his passion and commitment to United Way. Since 1972, the United Way has been working to address community challenges and provide support to residents by investing in local programs that strive to improve education, promote good health and support financial stability. For more information about United Way of Martin County or the Tocqueville Society, call 772-283-4800, ext. 227 or visit UnitedWayMartin.org.