The Tocqueville Society

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The Alexis de Tocqueville Society, now known as The Tocqueville Society, was created by United Way of America in 1972. The Tocqueville Society of 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 River Region United Way in the amount of $10,000 or 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. Learn more about the national Tocqueville Society

The Tocqueville Society of River Region United Way is grateful for the generosity of its members and recognizes their deep commitment to philanthropy and community service.


Members of The Tocqueville Society
of River Region United Way


Ordre de Fraternité
Margaret and Jimmy Lowder*


Ordre de Liberté
John Caddell


Membres de la Socié

Ginny and Eddie Adair

Laura and Mike Luckett

Mary and Sam Adams

Lucy and Hans Luquire

Ann and John Albritton, Jr.

Heather and William McConnell

Jane and Greg Allen

Jennifer and Forrest McConnell, III

Jake Aronov

Beverly and Reese McKinney

Owen Aronov

Kathie and Mac McLeod, Jr.

Nan and Ronnie Barganier

Carla and Ted Meadows

Amelia and Rocky Barnes

Amy and Tom Methvin

Linda and Sandy Benkwith

Susu and Temple Millsap, III

Sally and Young Boozer, III

Joan and Bill Mitchell

Lynda and Dave Borden

Pat and John Moorehouse

Maureen and Arthur Britton

Emilie and Bruce Reid

Cathy Caddell and Charlie Warnke

Cathy and Jim Ridling

Dorothy Cameron

Jane F. Rothschild and Mario Castura

Gail and George Clements

William (Bill) Rue, Jr.

Julie and Lanny Crane

Susan and Bob Runkle

Katherine and Eric Crum

Carlyn and Steve Russell

Elizabeth Crump

Janey and Keith Sabel

Ginny and Ben Cumbus

Dawn and Adam Schloss

Suzanne and Steve Davidson

Cindy and Bob Seibels

Morris Dees and Katie Kalahar

Janet and Ned Sheffield

Leah and Chris Dubberly

Emily and George Smith, Jr.

Beth and Joel Dubina

Beverly and Richard Stabler

Nancy and Lee Ellis

Winnie and Charlie Stakely

Laura and Barrie Harmon, III

Trey Starke, III

Camille and Inge Hill, Jr.

Brenda and Karl Stegall

Joyce Hobbs*

Robin and Eddie Stewart

Lucy and Bill Jackson

Linda and Todd Strange

Mary and Keith Karst

Lisa and Jimmy Stubbs

Jeila and Knox Kershaw

Robbins Taylor, Sr.


Lisa and Vernon Taylor

Eleanor and Pee Wee Kohn

Helen Till

Pat and Jerry Kyser, Sr.

Laurie Jean Weil and Tommy Wool

Gage and Mark LeQuire

Lisa and Andy Weil, III

Mary Lynne Levy

Sheila and Bobby Weil, II

Carol and Jamie Loeb, Jr.


Joan Loeb*-

Pat and Billy Williamson, Jr.

Cindy and Gaeton Lorino

Mary Lee and John Yelverton, III


* 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.

Annually, the Tocqueville Society Award honors an individual or a couple for their continued commitment to philanthropy and advocacy. For more information about The Tocqueville Society Award of River Region United Way, click here.

Last updated March 13, 2019