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 our Tocqueville Society donors for their commitment to the annual campaign. 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.

2021 Campaign Tocqueville Society members:

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Pam and Dan Sargent
Cosette and Lou Scallon*
Marianne and David Spalding*
Marie and Ken McCuskey
Heather and Gary Botine*
Teresa and James Larson
Karen and Jonathan Wickert
Kim and Scott Zahnle
Nancy and Iver Anderson
Bill Burke
Burke Family Foundation
Four Sisters Foundation, A Burke Family Fund
Erica and Matt Campbell*
Mary and Alan Christy
Sharon and Joe Colletti
Amber and Lucas Deardorff
Jennifer and Brian Dieter
Ann and Mike Espeset
Deb and Bill Fennelly
Amy and Jerry Frankl
Pam and Ron Hallenbeck
Karen and Alan Hermanson
Dean Hunziker
Carolyn and Chuck Jons
Jean and Marion Kresse*
Beverly and Warren Madden*
Randi and Steven Peters*
Ellen and Jamie Pollard
Suku and Mary Radia
Sherry and Lee Sargent
Emily and Jon Sargent
Amy and Corey Schmidt
Susan and David Tucker
George White Family
Wendy Wintersteen and Robert Waggoner


*denotes an Endowment Builder contributing $1,000 or more to the United Way Endowment