Tocqueville Society

The Alexis de Tocqueville Society, now known as The Tocqueville Society, was created by United Way of America in 1972. The Tocqueville Society of the River Region United Way was formed in 1984 to deepen individual understanding of, commitment to, and support of United Way’s work: advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. This unique society recognizes people who have rendered outstanding voluntary service in their communities and contribute annual gifts of $10,000 and more.

The Society's name was chosen because of the 19th century French diplomat Alexis de Tocqueville's admiration for the spirit of voluntary association and voluntary effort for the common good - a spirit he had observed in America and about which he wrote enthusiastically. The Tocqueville Society of the River Region United Way is grateful for the generosity of its members and recognizes their deep commitment to philanthropy and community service.

2014 Members of The Tocqueville Society
of the River Region United Way

Ordre de Fraternité Mary Lynne and Jim Levy
Margaret and Jimmy Lowder* Carol and Jamie Loeb, Jr.
  Joan Loeb*
Ordre de Liberté Cindy and Gaeton Lorino
Joyce and John Caddell Laura and Mike Luckett
Joyce and Truman Hobbs, Sr.* Suzy and Jim Massey
Robert Weil, Sr.* Heather and William McConnell
  Jennifer and Forrest McConnell, III
Membres de la Société Beverly and Reese McKinney
Ginny and Eddie Adair Susu and Temple Millsap, III
Mary and Sam Adams Joan and Bill Mitchell
Ann and John Albritton, Jr. Pat and John Moorehouse
Jane and Greg Allen Charlotte and Joe Mussafer
Jake Aronov Peggy and Maurice Mussafer
Loree and Owen Aronov Linda and Larry Puckett
Jamie and Winston Ashurst Winston and Gene Reese
Nan and Ronnie Barganier Emilie and Bruce Reid
Terri and Mac Barnes, III Cathy and Jim Ridling
Bonnie and Carl Barranco Jane F. Rothschild
Sara and Jere Beasley, Sr. Susan and Bob Runkle
Linda and Sandy Benkwith Carlyn and Steve Russell
Sally and Young Boozer, III Janey and Keith Sabel
Lynda and Dave Borden Dawn and Adam Schloss
Maureen and Arthur Britton  Jean and Steve Schloss
Dorothy Cameron Cindy and Bob Seibels
Gail and George Clements Janet and Ned Sheffield
Julie and Lanny Crane Emily and George Smith, Jr.
Elizabeth Crump Beverly and Richard Stabler
Suzanne and Steve Davidson Winnie and Charlie Stakely
Susan Starr and Morris Dees Linda and Todd Strange
Beth and Joel Dubina Ernestine and Robbins Taylor, Sr.
Janice and Russ Dunman Kelley and Galen Thackston
Nancy and Lee Ellis Alice and David Thrasher
Tootsie Emmet* Helen Till
Kelli and Mark Fuller Carol and Ken Upchurch, III
Laura and Barrie Harmon, III Julia and Bill Wallace
Camille and Inge Hill, Jr. Lisa and Andy Weil, III
Michelle and Daniel Hughes, Jr. Sheila and Bobby Weil, II
Gene and Ray Ingram Kathy and Eddie Welch, Jr.
Kent and Mike Jenkins, IV Diane and Buzz Wendland
Brenda and Chuck Jordan, III Patricia and Billy Williamson, Jr.
Mary and Keith Karst Corinna and Barry Wilson
Sug and Tommy Keene Kelly and Will Wilson 
Jeila and Knox Kershaw Susie and Jim Wilson, III
Jane and Jim Klingler Laurie Jean Weil and Tommy Wool
Eleanor and Pee Wee Kohn Mary Lee and John Yelverton, III
Pat and Jerry Kyser, Sr. Angie and Philip Young
  * Founding Member


All Tocqueville Society members are listed in the national Tocqueville Society directory and receive special recognition in our Annual Report and on our website (unless they prefer to remain anonymous). These generous contributors are also invited to join fellow Tocqueville Society members at special donor appreciation events.



Last updated June 2014