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 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.

2016-17 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, Sr.*

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 Kathie and Mac McLeod, Jr.
Jake Aronov Carla and Ted Meadows
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
Bonnie and Carl Barranco Pat and John Moorehouse
Linda and Sandy Benkwith Peggy and Maurice Mussafer
Sally and Young Boozer, III Linda and Larry Puckett
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
Nancy and Lee Ellis Trey Starke, III
Laura and Barrie Harmon, III Brenda and Karl Stegall
Camille and Inge Hill, Jr. Robin and Eddie Stewart
Joyce Hobbs* Eddie Stivers
Gene and Ray Ingram Linda and Todd Strange
Kent and Mike Jenkins, IV Lisa and Vernon Taylor
Mary and Keith Karst Robbins Taylor, Sr.
Sug and Tommy Keene Alice and David Thrasher
Jeila and Knox Kershaw Helen Till
Jane and Jim Klingler Julia and Bill Wallace
Eleanor and Pee Wee Kohn Laurie Jean Weil and Tommy Wool
Pat and Jerry Kyser, Sr. Lisa and Andy Weil, III
Gage and Mark LeQuire Sheila and Bobby Weil, II
Mary Lynne Levy Kathy and Eddie Welch, Jr.
Carol and Jamie Loeb, Jr. Helen Crump Wells
Joan Loeb* Patricia and Billy Williamson, Jr.
Cindy and Gaeton Lorino Kelly and Will Wilson
Laura and Mike Luckett Susie and Jim Wilson, III
Lucy and Hans Luquire Mary Lee and John Yelverton, III
  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 May 22, 2017