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.

2015-16 Members of The Tocqueville Society
of the River Region United Way


Ordre de Fraternité
Margaret and Jimmy Lowder*


Ordre de Liberté
Joyce and John Caddell
Bobby Weil*

Membres de la Socié
Ginny and Eddie Adair Suzy and Jim Massey, III
Mary and Sam Adams Heather and William McConnell
Ann and John Albritton, Jr. Jennifer and Forrest McConnell, III
Jane and Greg Allen Kathie and Mac McLeod
Jake Aronov Amy and Tom Methvin
Loree and Owen Aronov Susu and Temple Millsap, III
Nan and Ronnie Barganier Joan and Bill Mitchell
Amelia and Rocky Barnes Pat and John Moorehouse
Terri and Mac Barnes, III Charlotte and Joe Mussafer
Bonnie and Carl Barranco Peggy and Maurice Mussafer
Sara and Jere Beasley, Sr. Linda and Larry Puckett
Linda and Sandy Benkwith Emilie and Bruce Reid
Sally and Young Boozer, III Cathy and Jim Ridling
Lynda and Dave Borden Jane F. Rothschild and Mario Castura
Maureen and Arthur Britton Susan and Bob Runkle
Cathy Caddell and Charlie Warnke Carlyn and Steve Russell
Dorothy Cameron Janey and Keith Sabel
Gail and George Clements Dawn and Adam Schloss
Julie and Lanny Crane Jean and Steve Schloss
Katherine and Eric Crum Cindy and Bob Seibels
Elizabeth Crump Janet and Ned Sheffield
Jennifer and Glenn Crumpton Emily and George Smith, Jr.
Ginny and Ben Cumbus Beverly and Richard Stabler
Suzanne and Steve Davidson Winnie and Charlie Stakely
Morris Dees Trey Starke, III
Leah and Chris Dubberly Brenda and Karl Stegall
Nancy and Lee Ellis Robin and Eddie Stewart
Laura and Barrie Harmon, III Eddie Stivers
Cindy and Thomas Harris Linda and Todd Strange
Camille and Inge Hill, Jr. Robbins Taylor, Sr.
Joyce Hobbs* Lisa and Vernon Taylor
Gene and Ray Ingram Alice and David Thrasher
Kent and Mike Jenkins, IV Helen Till
Mary and Keith Karst Julia and Bill Wallace
Sug and Tommy Keene Lisa and Andy Weil, III
Jeila and Knox Kershaw Sheila and Bobby Weil, II
Jane and Jim Klingler Kathy and Eddie Welch, Jr.
Eleanor and Pee Wee Kohn Helen Wells
Pat and Jerry Kyser, Sr. Patricia and Billy Williamson, Jr.
Gage and Mark LeQuire Corinna and Barry Wilson
Mary Lynne Levy Kelly and Will Wilson
Carol and Jamie Loeb, Jr. Susie and Jim Wilson, III
Joan Loeb* Laurie Jean Weil and Tommy Wool
Cindy and Gaeton Lorino Mary Lee and John Yelverton, III
Laura and Mike Luckett Angie and Philip Young
Lucy and Hans Luquire * 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 their fellow Tocqueville Society members at special donor appreciation events.

At the spring event, the Tocqueville Society Award honors both individuals and couples for their continued commitment to philanthropy and advocacy. For more information about The Tocqueville Society Award of the River Region United Way, click here.


Last updated November 22, 2016