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 1987 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 community service.

2013-2014 Members of The Tocqueville Society
of the River Region United Way

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

 * Denotes 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). Also, members are invited to join fellow Tocqueville members at special donor appreciation events.

Updated February 2014