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 Amy and Tom Methvin
Anonymous Susu and Temple Millsap, III
Jake Aronov Joan and Bill Mitchell
Nan and Ronnie Barganier Charlotte and Joe Mussafer
Amelia and Rocky Barnes Peggy and Maurice Mussafer
Terri and Mac Barnes, III Linda and Larry Puckett
Bonnie and Carl Barranco Winston and Gene Reese
Sara and Jere Beasley, Sr. Emilie and Bruce Reid
Linda and Sandy Benkwith Cathy and Jim Ridling
Sally and Young Boozer, III Susan and Bob Runkle
Lynda and Dave Borden Carlyn and Steve Russell
Cathy Caddell and Charlie Warnke Janey and Keith Sabel
Dorothy Cameron Dawn and Adam Schloss
Julie and Lanny Crane 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
Beth and Joel Dubina Winnie and Charlie Stakely
Janice and Russ Dunman Trey Starke, III
Nancy and Lee Ellis Robin and Eddie Stewart
Tootsie Emmet* Jennifer and Eddie Stivers
Laura and Barrie Harmon, III Linda and Todd Strange
Cindy and Thomas Harris Ernestine and Robbins Taylor, Sr.
Camille and Inge Hill, Jr. Lisa and Vernon Taylor
Gene and Ray Ingram Kelley and Galen Thackston
Kent and Mike Jenkins, IV Alice and David Thrasher
Brenda and Chuck Jordan, III 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 Diane and Buzz Wendland
Pat and Jerry Kyser, Sr. Patricia and Billy Williamson, Jr.
Mary Lynne Levy Corinna and Barry Wilson
Carol and Jamie Loeb, Jr. Kelly and Will Wilson
Joan Loeb* Susie and Jim Wilson, III
Cindy and Gaeton Lorino Laurie Jean Weil and Tommy Wool
Laura and Mike Luckett Mary Lee and John Yelverton, III
Lucy and Hans Luquire Angie and Philip Young
  * 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 March 31, 2015