The Tocqueville Society

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Since the Tocqueville Society was first founded in 1987, they have championed the work of United Way of the Midlands, giving to those who need it most and encouraging others to do the same. Today, the Tocqueville Society has more than 375 members and has notably raised $117 million in Tocqueville donations that have been invested back into our community. $7.7 million was raised by Tocqueville Society members in 2021-2022 alone.

For 100 years, United Way donors have provided critical funding to help our neighbors meet their most basic of needs including access to healthy food, medical care, safe and affordable housing and academic supports, with the ultimate goal of helping families achieve long-term financial stability. The dedicated and passionate leaders of the Tocqueville Society champion this important work, knowing that we all have a stake in the strengthening of our community.

Buffet Match: A Momentous Achievement

Thanks to generosity of so many, we reached a tremendous milestone -Tocqueville Society membership reached 373. As a result of this achievement, Mr. Warren Buffett increased his match of the total campaign dollars raised, and hundreds of thousands of additional dollars were invested into our community.

Generosity Makes Great Things Happen

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+ $7.7 MILLION IN ‘21-’22 GIVING (Includes Buffett Match)

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A $10,000 Donation Makes an Impact

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Providing a Neighborhood Financial Stability Center for tax and financial service for low-to-moderate income people

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120 hours of trauma-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy to reunify families

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400 hours of 1:1 job and life skill coaching services

$7.7 Million in Tocqueville Donations Provided Services to People in Need

Over 3.3 million healthy meals

10,000 people have improved physical and behavioral health

250,000 shelter nights

9,500 young people gained fundamental knowledge and skills

10,000 people increased their earning potential and financial resiliency

Tocqueville Society Members

Warren Buffett

Robert B. Daugherty Foundation

Carmen and John Gottschalk

Ellen Karnett Trust

Peter Kiewit Foundation

Peter Kiewit Endowment

Ronald M. Lewer

Suzanne and Walter Scott

Ann and Kenneth Stinson

Sheila and R. Ted Weschler

And 2 Anonymous Donors

Robert A. Risk and Karen G. Risk Trust

Siemer Institute for Family Stability

Henry A. Davis

Matt Dwyer

Gerry and Bruce Lauritzen

John and Elizabeth Lauritzen Foundation

Lyle Kline

Mammel Family Foundation

Joan Gibson and Donald Wurster

And 1 Anonymous Donor

Judy and Jack Baker

Cindy and Mogens Bay

Carl Riley Brodersen Charitable Trust

Ann and Jerry Crouse

Marshall E. Faith

Julie and Lance Fritz

Rhonda and Howard Hawks

Addie and Robert Hollingsworth

Donna and Matthew Johnson

Julie and Eric Keen

Steph and Jack Koraleski

Susan and Michael Lebens

Julie and Paul Maass

Kathy and Calvin Meyer

Ruth and William Scott

Betiana and Todd Simon

Annette and Paul Smith

Deb and J. Keith Spackler

Robert H. Storz Foundation

Krista and Mickey Anderson

Cassie and Eric Arneson

Andrea and Trevor Barton

Dennis P. Circo

Diane Duren and Drew Collier

Kim and Tom Egan

Deryl F. Hamann

Joan Squires and Daniel Hamann

Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Foundation

Wende and John Kotouc

Patty and C.L. Landen

Emily and Clark Lauritzen

Linda and Larry Pearson

Stacie and Robert Reed

Carole and Mark Sandeen

Stacy A. Scholtz

Kathy and Jim Simpson

Martha and D. David Slosburg

Elizabeth and Kelvin Whited

And 2 Anonymous Donors

Ann and Ed Batchelder

Susan Beeghly

Paula and James Blackledge

Susan and Irvin Blumkin

Chris and Ronald Blumkin

Maureen and Nicholas Borman

Esther and Daniel Brabec

Susan and Pat Courtney

Dr. C.C. and Mabel Criss Memorial Foundation

Linda Daugherty

Sandra and Drew Fossum

Karen and Kim Hawkins

Lori and Paul Hogan

Larissa L. Johnson

Patricia and Stephen Kaniewski

Diny and Jim Landen

Nancy and Michael McCarthy

The Noddle Family Charitable Foundation

Rita and Don Otis

Loretta and Douglas Patterson

Robert A. Reed

Debra and Thomas Sanders

Kristi and Cory Shaw

Fred and Eve Simon Charitable Foundation

Polly and Jack Struyk

And 3 Anonymous Donors

Daun and Leonard Adams

Marian Andersen

Tali and Avner Applbaum

Shirley Young Armitage and Dr.

James Armitage

Kimberly S. Arnold

Danielle and Dr. Michael Ash

Jamie Barker

Megan Belcher

Jean C. Bell

Jacqueline and Mark Bendon

Gail and Dr. Raymond Bergan

Dr. Samuel M. Bierner and

Joseph W. Pinson

Teresa and Scott Binder

Annie and Dr. Kenneth Bird

Dr. Sabin R. Bista

Tammy and Andrew Blossom

Lisa Freifeld and James Boles

Prentiss Bolin, Jr.

Malorie J. Bolton

Danielle and Dana Bradford

Linda and Matt Brandl

Joanne and Gerald Bray

Tracy and Ted Bridges

Crystal and Brian Brislen

Tami and Patrick Brookhouser

Maggie and David Brown

Lori Bruck and Dave Neubauer

Dr. Anne and Stephen Bruckner

Terri and Timothy BurkeRenee and John Campbell

Dr. James T. Canedy

Lynda and Ted Carter

Elizabeth and Michael Cassling

Cassling Family Foundation

Doreen and Joseph Catapano

Nancy and Tony Chacon

Chanda and Carlo Chacon

Joan and Bryan Clark

Patricia and Richard Cornish

Laura and Jason Coyle

Anna L. Cramer

Nancy and Gregory Crawford

Mary and Timothy Crockett

Stephanie and Howard Daubert

Elisa and Drew Davies

Gail and John DeBoer

Leslie and Matthew DeBoer

Carolyn and David Diamond

Mariana and Josh Dixon

Meg Lauritzen Dodge and Nate Dodge

Kate and N. P. Dodge, Jr.

Jan and Michael Doiel

Tim Donahue

Ana and Rafael Dorador

Kay and Jon Doyle

Amy and Kyle Droescher

Lori and Tom Druse

Melissa and Patrick Duffy

Pamela and David Duzik

Rae and William Dyer

Danielle and Grant Empson

Elizabeth and Dr. Max Engel

Alison and Quint English

Dr. Debra Esser

Jan M. Evans

Nathan Ewert

Jill and David Faith

Stephen J. Farrell

Kenneth D. Feaster

Darlynn and Tom Fellman

Deb and Rex Fisher

Jason Fisher

Shawna and Grant Forsberg

Shelley and Michael Foutch

Elizabeth and Timothy Francis

Drs. Harris and Jan Frankel

Allen Fredrickson

Christopher M. Garinger

Kathy and Gary Gates

Carol and Michael Geary

Rebecca and Eric Gehringer

Mindy and William Geis

Kathy and William Gerber

Jennifer and David Giandinoto

Brady and Ryan Gibson

Robin and Dr. Jeffrey Gold

Danielle and Jeff Gordman

Stephanie and J.R. Gould

Barb and Steve Grandfield

Anne and James Greisch

Brenda and Bret Griess

Theresa and Robert Gunia

Ia and Jason Hagan

Sissy and Billy Hagstrom

Marnie and William Hahn

Thomas C. Haley

Jennifer Hamann and Kippy King

Carey and Brian Hamilton

Jason L. Hansen

Traci and Timothy Harrison

Marianne and Fred Hawkins

Kathleen and Tom Heaney

Clarence E. Heaney, Jr.

Gregory A. Heckman

Cindy and Scott Heider

Lisa and Terry Helphrey

Amy and John Henderson

Carol Henrichs

Kimberly and Jason Hess

Heidi Higgason and Brad Negrete

Terri and Scott Hill

Julie and Jeff Hinchcliff

Dennis P. Hogan, III

Ray R. Hollingsworth

Dan Houghton

Susan and Richard Hrabchak

Fred R. Hunzeker

Lauren and Michael Hupp

Dr. Katie and Grant Hutchins

Shefali and Rahul Jalali

Dawn and David Johnson

JoAnn and Dr. Dwight Jones

Kristen and John Kampfe

Matthew J. Kasselman

Jill and Shane Keller

E. Lyle Kinley, Jr.

Kari and Daniel Kinsella

Kari and David Kirchhoefer

Maureen and Richard Kizer

Kent Knudsen

Naga Sravana Pedarla and

Rama Kolli

Jane Campbell and Steve Konnath

Howard M. Kooper

Drs. Jillyn and Christopher Kratochvil

Jackie and Terry Kroeger

Drs. Ivey Thornton and Ronald Krueger

Kari and Timothy Kudron

Vivek Kumar

Diane Larkin

Robin and Ken Larsen

Marisa Salinas and Claudio Laterreur

David L. Lautenschlager

Kim and Kenneth Lawonn

Nicole and Derek Leathers

Diana and Michael Lechtenberger

Trish and David LeCureux

Michelle and Christopher Leitner

Karen and Dr. James Linder

Donna Walsh and Grant Lippincott

Emily and Thomas Lischer

Juliette and Dr. Steven Lisco

Heidi and Todd Litjen

Dr. Ashley Wysong and Dr. Robert Lobato

Tina and Daniel Lonergan

Mary and Rodrigo Lopez

Collette and Andrew Lozier

Jan and David Madsen

Nicolette and WIlliam Manhart

Drs. Roslyn and Peter Mannon

Raveen D. Mansharamani

Elizabeth and Dr. Rodney Markin

Dr. Amy Haddad and Steven Martin

Trina and Scott McCollister

Theresa and Gregory McDermott

Joan and Timothy McGill

Ashley and Nathan McKown

Teri and Matthew Mercer

Tiffany and Galen Meysenburg

Adah and Leon Millard Foundation

Rondalyn and Robert Mitchell

Joseph H. Moglia

David J. Moline

Sherri and Bradley Moore

Danene Tushar and Scott Moore

Jill and George Morrissey

Shirley and Daniel Neary

Anne and John Nelson

Kyle and Michael Nelson

Jason Ramirez and Mary Ann O’Brien

Jerry J. O’Flanagan

Lisa and Stephen Olson

Valerie and Matt Ondrejko

Alison and Daniel O’Neill

Kay and Robert Owen

Lisa and Tyler Owen

Jill and Jon Panzer

Brooke and Joshua Perkes

Hollye and Terry Peterson

Nathan Peterson

Gary and Dr. Cassandra Pietrok

Lisa and Clark Ponthier

Lori and Kevin Quinn

Teri and Ronald Quinn

Susan and Royce Ramsay

Rita and Larry Rasmussen

Ginny and Martin Reagan

Lynda and John Reed

Valerie and Craig Richardson

Anne and Dr. Matthew Rizzo

April and Kenny Rocker

Dr. Debra J. Romberger

Kim Rowell

Shannon and Jeffrey Royal

Amy and Michael Ryan

Kelly and Todd Rynaski

Barbara and Ronald Schaefer

Kathryn and Aaron Schapper

Lori and Greg Schilling

Polina and Robert Schlott

Teresa and Roch Schmitz

Beth and Harley Schrager

Dr. Pamela and Greg Schwalb

Dianne and John Scott

Suzann and Steve Seline

Becky and Jeff Sharp

Mindy and Jon Simon

Dr. Kari Simonsen

Patti and Jeffrey Sims

Marilyn and Dr. Michael Sitorius

Slezak Family Charitable Foundation

Ellen and Richard Slosburg

Shannon and David Spargo

Joanna and Kurt Spieler

Willis A. & Janet Schaefer

Strauss Fund

Marilee and Tim Struthers

Desiree and Michael Summers

Bob and Carmen Tapio

Ava Thomas

Ellen and Scot Thompson

Angela and Dr. William Thorell

Carl Tims

Tracy and Matthew Tondl

Mari and Daniel Torres

Tammy Trilli

Julie and John Turner

Gretchen and Steven Twohig

Karamie and Justin Vala

Bryn and Frank Venuto

Shelby and Dr. Scott Vincent

Julie and James Wajda

Drs. Phyllis Warkentin and

Peter Coccia

Marcia A. Washkuhn

Dr. Katie Weitz

Barbara and Wallace Weitz

Joni W. Wheeler

Brenda and Kevin Wichman

Jane and Douglas Wignall

Ann E. Williams

Christine and Clint Williams

Dr. Beth and Timothy Wilson

Pati and Daryl Wittstruck

Candace and Randy Wood

Tara and Brian Woolfolk

Marsha and Mark Wright

Sarah and Adam Yale

Dr. Gail and Michael Yanney

Jill and Andy Yosten

David P. Young

Jennifer and Christopher Zimmers

And 22 Anonymous Donors

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