Tocqueville Member Spotlight: Jeff Holland

Jeff Holland has been a United Way donor and volunteer for 25 years since joining Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) in the mid 1990s, and a Tocqueville member for over 10 years. After living overseas for 15 years, Jeff joined the United Way Development Cabinet 5 years ago upon his return to the U.S. He is also the incoming chair for the fiscal year ahead.

While Jeff focuses his time primarily on the fundraising side of things, his wife, Céline, prefers to be on the front lines.

Céline, spent significant time volunteering for local charities in Europe (food banks, homeless shelters, Red Cross, etc.). “It was a logical step to continue on the same path while bringing it all together with Jeff under one umbrella with the United Way when we moved to the US,” says Céline.

Céline and Jeff are already sharing their passion and interest of providing a helping hand with their adorable 2-year-old daughter, Charlotte. They participate in various events, small and large, throughout the year such as the Thanksgiving Family Project, Homeless Census, and Greater Boston Project Connect (formerly, Project Homeless Connect).

Whether working with the Cabinet, attending a Tocqueville event, or participating in a volunteer activity, United Way brings together people with passion, dedication, and a sense of commitment to improving the lives in our local communities.

Jeffrey R. Holland is a retired partner of BBH. He has traveled extensively and lived and worked in 4 countries and 5 major cities including Boston, New York, Frankfurt, Dublin, and London. Jeff now divides his time to the 3 Cs of Civic, Charitable, and Commercial activities.