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.

2019 Campaign Tocqueville Society members:

Sharon and Jeff Becker
Heather and Gary Botine
Sue and William Burke
Burke Family Foundation
Erica and Matt Campbell
Mary and Alan Christy
Amber and Lucas Deardorff
Jennifer and Brian Dieter
Ann and Mike Espeset
Deb and Bill Fennelly
Amy and Jerry Frankl
Pam and Ron Hallenbeck
Darlene and Dean Hunziker
Carolyn and Chuck Jons
Yvonne and Kevin Kinzler
Teresa and James Larson
Beverly and Warren Madden
Marie and Ken McCuskey
Randi and Steven Peters
Ellen and Jamie Pollard
Katie and Steve Prohm
Suku Radia
Sherry and Lee Sargent
Pam and Dan Sargent
Emily and Jon Sargent
Cosette and Louis Scallon
Marianne and David Spalding
Connie and Roger Underwood
Wendy Wintersteen and Robert Waggoner
George White Family
Kim and Scott Zahnle