Tocqueville Society

The United Way Tocqueville Society was formed in 1984 to deepen individual understanding of, commitment to, and support for United Way’s work in advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. The Tocqueville Society recognizes local philanthropic leaders and volunteer champions who have devoted time, talent, and funds to create long-lasting changes by tackling our communities’ most serious issues.
Membership in the Tocqueville Society, named after the renowned French political thinker who held in high regard American’s spirit for philanthropy in human services, is granted to individuals who contribute at least $10,000 annually to a member United Way.

Specifically, the United Way Tocqueville Society aims to:

  • Change lives through philanthropic leadership focused on the building blocks for a better life: a quality education that leads to a stable job; income that can support a family through retirement, and good health
  • Communicate the vital role of personal philanthropic action in creating long-lasting changes.
  • Expand high-level personal giving and United Way Major and Planned Giving programs.
  • Strengthen local United Way leadership by building a network of like-minded leaders across the globe.

United Way of Story County thanks eight Tocqueville Society donors for their commitment to the annual campaign in 2014. These donors show their love for Story County and passion for helping other with their generous support. To learn more about Tocqueville Society, contact Kristin Pates, campaign director.

2016 Campaign Tocqueville Society members:

Becker Family Foundation
Heather and Gary Botine 
Burke Family Foundation
Sue and William Burke Jr.
Erica and Matt Campbell
Joel Fain 
Debra and William Fennelly
Darlene and Dean Hunziker
Carolyn and Chuck Jons
Kinzler Family Fund
Marie and Ken McCuskey 
Randi and Steven Peters 
Ellen and Jamie Pollard
Katie and Steve Prohm
Pam and Dan Sargent
Sherry and Lee Sargent
Cosette and Louis Scallon
Marianne and David Spalding
Underwood Family Foundation
George White Family