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 Lucy and Hans Luquire
Mary and Sam Adams Suzy and Jim Massey, III
Ann and John Albritton, Jr. Heather and William McConnell
Jane and Greg Allen Jennifer and Forrest McConnell, III
Jake Aronov Kathie and Mac McLeod
Loree and Owen Aronov Amy and Tom Methvin
Nan and Ronnie Barganier Susu and Temple Millsap, III
Amelia and Rocky Barnes Joan and Bill Mitchell
Terri and Mac Barnes, III Pat and John Moorehouse
Bonnie and Carl Barranco Charlotte and Joe Mussafer
Sara and Jere Beasley, Sr. Peggy and Maurice Mussafer
Linda and Sandy Benkwith Linda and Larry Puckett
Sally and Young Boozer, III Winston and Gene Reese
Lynda and Dave Borden Emilie and Bruce Reid
Maureen and Arthur Britton Cathy and Jim Ridling
Cathy Caddell and Charlie Warnke Jane F. Rothschild and Mario Castura
Dorothy Cameron Susan and Bob Runkle
Gail and George Clements Carlyn and Steve Russell
Julie and Lanny Crane Janey and Keith Sabel
Katherine and Eric Crum Dawn and Adam Schloss
Elizabeth Crump 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.
Morris Dees Beverly and Richard Stabler
Leah and Chris Dubberly Winnie and Charlie Stakely
Janice and Russ Dunman Trey Starke, III
Nancy and Lee Ellis Robin and Eddie Stewart
Tootsie Emmet* Eddie Stivers
Laura and Barrie Harmon, III Linda and Todd Strange
Cindy and Thomas Harris Robbins Taylor, Sr.
Camille and Inge Hill, Jr. Lisa and Vernon Taylor
Joyce and Truman Hobbs, Sr.* Alice and David Thrasher
Gene and Ray Ingram Helen Till
Kent and Mike Jenkins, IV Julia and Bill Wallace
Brenda and Chuck Jordan, III Lisa and Andy Weil, III
Mary and Keith Karst Sheila and Bobby Weil, II
Sug and Tommy Keene Kathy and Eddie Welch, Jr.
Jeila and Knox Kershaw Helen Wells
Jane and Jim Klingler Patricia and Billy Williamson, Jr.
Eleanor and Pee Wee Kohn Corinna and Barry Wilson
Pat and Jerry Kyser, Sr. Kelly and Will Wilson
Gage and Mark LeQuire Susie and Jim Wilson, III
Mary Lynne 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  
Laura and Mike Luckett * 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 April 26, 2016