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 significant annual gifts to the River Region United Way.

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.

2015 Members of The Tocqueville Society
of the River Region United Way

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


  * Founding Member
† Deceased

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 March 18, 2015