More than 120 members of United Way of Broward County’s Tocqueville Society and guests were on hand as Nova Southeastern University Chancellor Ray Ferrero, Jr. was presented with the 2015 Tocqueville Society Award at a private reception at the home of Maureen and Tom Shea. Previous Tocqueville Society Award recipient Colin Brown was on hand to present Ferrero with his award.
The Chancellor exemplifies the true meaning of this prestigious award: his commitment to education, his passion for making our community a better place, and his leadership at Nova Southeastern University and also throughout South Florida are truly exemplary.
Chancellor Ferrero and his wife Raquel have been committed donors to United Way of Broward County for more than 20 years, and are true champions for Broward County. Chancellor Ferrero has been a great advocate for United Way and has held many leadership positions, including his most recent commitment to MISSION UNITED, where he serves on the Executive Committee.
United Way of Broward County’s Tocqueville Society was established to deepen the understanding, commitment and support of the most generous and community-minded investors. In the spirit of the French political thinker, Alexis de Tocqueville, and his admiration of voluntarism in America, United Way of America founded the Tocqueville Society in 1984.
The United Way of Broward County Tocqueville Society was founded in 1990 by community leaders Bob Elmore, Wayne and Marti Huizenga, Bob and Millicent Steele, and William and Norma Horvitz. The Tocqueville Society represents the collective caring power of more than 145 families who invest $10,000 or more per year in United Way of Broward County. With more than 26,000 members nationwide, Tocqueville Society members stand as strong symbols of support for initiatives and programs that improve lives while building a stronger, healthier, more vibrant community.
Locally, as well as nationally, generous gifts from individual donors are what make it possible for United Way to improve lives, strengthen communities and partner with others to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. These leaders in giving are visionaries and champions. They are people who advance the common good by funding initiatives that focus on the building blocks for a good life – a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family, and good health.
For more information about how to become a United Way of Broward County Tocqueville Society member, please contact Katelyn Tolzien at ktolzien@UnitedWayBroward.org or 954-453-3754.
About United Way of Broward County
United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, non-profit organization servicing Broward County for more than 75 years. United Way of Broward County mission is to focus and unite the entire community to create significant lasting change in the impact areas of education, income and health, the building blocks for a better life, which positively impacts people’s lives. United Way of Broward County is the catalyst for change and convener of partnerships that unite the hearts, minds, and resources within the Broward community. For more information, visit UnitedWayBroward.org.
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