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
Margaret and Jimmy Lowder*


Ordre de Liberté
Loree and Owen Aronov
Maureen and Arthur Britton
Joyce and John Caddell
Gail and George Clements
Elizabeth Crump
Joyce and Truman Hobbs, Sr.*
Pat and John Moorehouse
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 Beverly and Reese McKinney
Anonymous Kathie and Mac McLeod
Anonymous Amy and Tom Methvin
Jake Aronov Susu and Temple Millsap, III
Nan and Ronnie Barganier Joan and Bill Mitchell
Amelia and Rocky Barnes Charlotte and Joe Mussafer
Terri and Mac Barnes, III Peggy and Maurice Mussafer
Bonnie and Carl Barranco Linda and Larry Puckett
Sara and Jere Beasley, Sr. Winston and Gene Reese
Linda and Sandy Benkwith Emilie and Bruce Reid
Sally and Young Boozer, III Cathy and Jim Ridling
Lynda and Dave Borden Susan and Bob Runkle
Cathy Caddell and Charlie Warnke Carlyn and Steve Russell
Dorothy Cameron Janey and Keith Sabel
Julie and Lanny Crane Dawn and Adam Schloss
Katherine and Eric Crum Jean and Steve Schloss
Jennifer and Glenn Crumpton Cindy and Bob Seibels
Ginny and Ben Cumbus Janet and Ned Sheffield
Suzanne and Steve Davidson Emily and George Smith, Jr.
Susan Starr and Morris Dees Beverly and Richard Stabler
Leah and Chris Dubberly Winnie and Charlie Stakely
Beth and Joel Dubina Trey Starke, III
Janice and Russ Dunman Robin and Eddie Stewart
Nancy and Lee Ellis Jennifer and Eddie Stivers
Tootsie Emmet* Linda and Todd Strange
Laura and Barrie Harmon, III Ernestine and Robbins Taylor, Sr.
Cindy and Thomas Harris Lisa and Vernon Taylor
Camille and Inge Hill, Jr. Kelley and Galen Thackston
Gene and Ray Ingram Alice and David Thrasher
Kent and Mike Jenkins, IV Helen Till
Brenda and Chuck Jordan, III Julia and Bill Wallace
Mary and Keith Karst Lisa and Andy Weil, III
Sug and Tommy Keene Sheila and Bobby Weil, II
Jeila and Knox Kershaw Kathy and Eddie Welch, Jr.
Jane and Jim Klingler Diane and Buzz Wendland
Eleanor and Pee Wee Kohn Patricia and Billy Williamson, Jr.
Pat and Jerry Kyser, Sr. 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 4, 2015