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.

2022 Campaign Tocqueville Society members:



Nancy and Iver Anderson

Heather and Gary Botine

William Burke Jr.

Burke Family Foundation

Erica and Matt Campbell

Mary and Alan Christy

Sharon and Joe Colletti

Amber and Luke Deardorff

Jennifer and Brian Dieter

Ann and Mike Espeset

Deb and Bill Fennelly

Phyllis and Tim Fevold

Amy and Jerry Frankl

Pam and Ron Hallenbeck

Karen and Alan Hermanson

Dean Hunziker

Carolyn and Chuck Jons

Jean and Marion Kresse

Teresa and Jami Larson

Beverly and Warren Madden

Marie and Ken McCuskey

Randi and Steven Peters

Suku and Mary Radia

Emily and Jon Sargent

Pam and Dan Sargent

Sherry and Lee Sargent

Cosette and Lou Scallon

Amy and Corey Schmidt

Marianne and David Spalding

Lucille Taylor

George White Family

CJ Warner

Karen and Jonathan Wickert

Deb and Chuck Winkleblack

Wendy Wintersteen and Robert Waggoner

Kim and Scott Zahnle

1 Anonymous Donor