Honoring our Tocqueville Society donors who give back in big ways

Nearly 100 Tocqueville Society members came out for a night of fun at Lucile’s Old Market to be honored for their immense generosity and regard for bettering our community. 

United Way of the Midlands’ Tocqueville Society, formed in 1988, comprises of more than 250 members who all give at a level of $10,000 or more to ensure programs in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro receive the funding they need to serve our most vulnerable neighbors.


To-date, Tocqueville Society members have raised more than $90 million, providing nearly 2 million vital community resources.


Upon entering Lucile’s, which is an eclectic and colorful venue featuring art and historical pieces from buildings across Omaha and Council Bluffs, guests had their portrait taken before heading off for hors d’oeuvres, drinks and jazz from local group the Dapper Kings.

Special thanks to Campaign Chairs Tim and Terri Burke and our Tocqueville Chairs: Matt DeBoer of HDR, Jon Doyle of First National Bank of Omaha, and Fred Hunzeker and Scott McCollister of Tenaska.

Formation of the Tocqueville Society was inspired by French sociologist and political theorist Alexis de Tocqueville, who wrote “Democracy in America,” one of the most influential books in the 19th century, where he observes American’s philanthropic spirit in the mid-1800s:

“I must say that I have often seen Americans make great and real sacrifices to the public welfare; and I have remarked a hundred instances in which they hardly ever failed to lend faithful support to each other.”


Alexis de Tocqueville