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 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 philanthropy and community service.

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

Ordre de Fraternité Mary Lynne and Jim Levy
Margaret and Jimmy Lowder* Carol and Jamie Loeb, Jr.
  Joan Loeb*
Ordre de Liberté Cindy and Gaeton Lorino
Joyce and John Caddell Lucy and Hans Luquire
Joyce and Truman Hobbs, Sr.* Laura and Mike Luckett
Robert Weil, Sr.* Suzy and Jim Massey
  Heather and William McConnell
Membres de la Société Jennifer and Forrest McConnell, III
Ginny and Eddie Adair Beverly and Reese McKinney
Mary and Sam Adams Susu and Temple Millsap, III
Ann and John Albritton, Jr. Joan and Bill Mitchell
Jane and Greg Allen Pat and John Moorehouse
Jake Aronov Charlotte and Joe Mussafer
Loree and Owen Aronov Peggy and Maurice Mussafer
Jamie and Winston Ashurst Linda and Larry Puckett
Nan and Ronnie Barganier Winston and Gene Reese
Terri and Mac Barnes, III Emilie and Bruce Reid
Bonnie and Carl Barranco Cathy and Jim Ridling
Sara and Jere Beasley, Sr. Jane F. Rothschild
Linda and Sandy Benkwith Susan and Bob Runkle
Sally and Young Boozer, III Carlyn and Steve Russell
Lynda and Dave Borden Janey and Keith Sabel
Maureen and Arthur Britton  Dawn and Adam Schloss
Cathy Caddell Jean and Steve Schloss
Dorothy Cameron Cindy and Bob Seibels
Gail and George Clements Janet and Ned Sheffield
Julie and Lanny Crane Emily and George Smith, Jr.
Elizabeth Crump Beverly and Richard Stabler
Ginny and Ben Cumbus Winnie and Charlie Stakely
Suzanne and Steve Davidson Robin and Eddie Stewart
Susan Starr and Morris Dees Linda and Todd Strange
Beth and Joel Dubina Ernestine and Robbins Taylor, Sr.
Janice and Russ Dunman Lisa and Vernon Taylor
Nancy and Lee Ellis Kelley and Galen Thackston
Tootsie Emmet* Alice and David Thrasher
Kelli and Mark Fuller Helen Till
Laura and Barrie Harmon, III Carol and Ken Upchurch, III
Camille and Inge Hill, Jr. Julia and Bill Wallace
Michelle and Daniel Hughes, Jr. Lisa and Andy Weil, III
Gene and Ray Ingram Sheila and Bobby Weil, II
Kent and Mike Jenkins, IV Kathy and Eddie Welch, Jr.
Brenda and Chuck Jordan, III Diane and Buzz Wendland
Mary and Keith Karst Patricia and Billy Williamson, Jr.
Sug and Tommy Keene Corinna and Barry Wilson
Jeila and Knox Kershaw Kelly and Will Wilson
Jane and Jim Klingler Susie and Jim Wilson, III
Eleanor and Pee Wee Kohn Laurie Jean Weil and Tommy Wool
Pat and Jerry Kyser, Sr. Mary Lee and John Yelverton, III
  Angie and Philip Young
  * 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). These generous contributors are also invited to join fellow Tocqueville Society members at special donor appreciation events.



Last updated October 2014