The Tocqueville Society

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The Alexis de Tocqueville Society is comprised of those donors who give at a level of $10,000 or more annually.

Since the Tocqueville Society was first founded in 1987, they have been championing the work of United Way, giving to those who need it most and encouraging others to do the same. It’s because of their generosity that to date, more than $133 million in Tocqueville donations have been invested back into our community.

Thanks to the leadership of our 2023-24 Campaign Chairs, Rob and Stacie Reed, UWM surpassed Mr. Warren Buffett’s Tocqueville Membership Challenge – reaching a record 406 members and increasing his generous match to 1.6 million dollars towards the United Way of the Midlands’ campaign.

Members of the Society are recognized for their level of giving with the following designations:

Buffett 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 and Astrid Menks

Robert B. Daugherty Foundation

Henry Davis and Christina Fazzone

John and Carmen Gottschalk

Peter Kiewit Endowment

Peter Kiewit Foundation

Allan Lozier and Dianne Seeman Lozier

The Sherwood Foundation

Kenneth and Ann Stinson

R. Ted and Sheila Weschler

Barbara and Al Siemer

Marilyn and Carl Mammel

J. Toger Swanson

Don F. Wurster and in memory of Joan Gibson

Cindy and Mogens Bay    

Carl Riley Brodersen Charitable Fund   

Fran and Meyer Coren    

Ann and Jerry Crouse    

Stephen F. Dwyer Memorial Foundation   

Tami and Dr. J.D. Fink   

Julie and Lance Fritz    

Rhonda and Howard Hawks    

Donna and Matthew Johnson    

Steph and Jack Koraleski    

Susan and Michael Lebens    

Rita and Don Otis    

Stacie and Robert Reed    

Stacy A. Scholtz     

Ruth Scott and in memory of William Scott 

Betiana and Todd Simon

Annette and Paul Smith

Robert H. Storz Foundation

Elizabeth and Kelvin Whited    

Paula and James Blackledge    

Dr. Alka and Bradley Buechler   

Terri and Timothy Burke    

Diane Duren and Drew Collier   

Ashley and Christopher Forsman    

Sandra and Drew Fossum    

Brady and Ryan Gibson    

Deryl F. Hamann     

Joan Squires and Daniel Hamann   

Mary and Todd Heistand    

Patty Landen and C.L. Landen   

Emily and Clark Lauritzen    

Linda and Larry Pearson    

Kelley and Edward Prosser    

Robert A. Reed     

Lisa and Christian Schaffer    

Martha and D. David Slosburg   

Deb and J. Keith Spackler   

Cassie and Eric Arneson    

Ann and Ed Batchelder    

Chris and Ronald Blumkin    

Susan and Irvin Blumkin    

Maureen and Nicholas Borman    

Chanda and Carlo Chacon    

Nancy and Alfred Chacon    

Linda Daugherty      

Melissa and Patrick Duffy    

Theresa and Bob Gunia    

Lori and Paul Hogan    

Jane Campbell and Steven Konnath   

Kari and Timothy Kudron    

Diny and James Landen    

Michelle and Christopher Leitner    

Julie and Paul Maass    

Nancy and Michael McCarthy    

Amy and Mark Patterson    

Debra and Thomas Sanders    

Eve Simon      

Kathy and Jim Simpson    

Ellen and Richard Slosburg    

Anne and Arnold Weitz    

Elli and John J. Aesoph   

Kathryn and Dave Anderson    

Krista and Mickey Anderson    

Janel and Tim Andreasen    

Tali and Avner Applbaum    

Jeanine and Shawn Arkfeld    

Kimberly and John Arnold    

Danielle and Dr. Michael Ash   

Edward W. Banister Endowment    

Shelley and Roger Barber    

Jamie Barker      

Sally and Brian Barr    

Andrea and Trevor Barton    

Anne and Nick Baxter    

Susan Beeghly      

Megan Belcher      

Jacqueline and Mark Bendon    

Jennifer and Barry Benson    

Teresa and Scott Binder    

Annie and Dr. Kenneth Bird   

Jodi and Eric Blick    

Tammy and Andrew Blossom    

Lisa Freifeld and James Boles   

Amy and Chris Bouchard    

Esther and Daniel Brabec    

Danielle and Dana Bradford    

Joanne and Gerald Bray    

Crystal and Brian Brislen    

Tami and Patrick Brookhouser    

Dr. Anne and Stephen Bruckner   

Susan Buffett and John Foley   

Kim and Kenneth Bunnell    

Julie and Dr. Charlie Burt   

Seirra and Thomas Burt    

Tara and Craig T. Callahan   

Renee and John Campbell    

Diane and Dr. James T. Canedy  

Ashley and Robert Carlisle    

Kate and Michael Carlson    

Rkachea and Bruce D. Carpenter   

Jennifer and Andrew L. Carritt   

Susan and Mike Carstens    

Cassling Family Foundation     

Elizabeth and Michael Cassling    

Joan and James M. Chambers   

Joan and Bryan Clark    

Dr. Phyllis I. Warkentin and Dr. Peter F. Coccia

Jodi and Chris Colwell    

Diana and Sean Connolly    

Mary and Patrick Corrigan    

Stephanie and David Cota    

Susan and Pat Courtney    

Laura and Jason Coyle    

Anna and Timothy Cramer    

Melissa J. Crawford     

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    

Kate and N.P. Dodge    

Meg and Nate Dodge    

Jan and Rodney Doerr    

Jan and Michael Doiel    

Tim Donahue      

Ana and Rafael Dorador    

Kay and Jon Doyle    

Robert Dreessen and in memory of Linda Dreessen 

Amy and Kyle Droescher    

Lori and Tom Druse    

Tara and Walter Duda    

Pamela and David Duzik    

Rae and William Dyer    

Kelli S. Eickhoff     

In memory of Edwin E. Elliot  

Danielle and Grant Empson    

Elizabeth and Dr. Max Engel   

Alison and Quint English    

Jan M. and Rowdy Evans   

Jennifer and Nathan Ewert    

Jill and David Faith    

Tina and Stephen J. Farrell   

Kenneth D. Feaster     

Darlynn and Tom Fellman    

Belinda and Javier Fernandez    

Deb and Rex Fisher    

Scott M. Focht     

In memory of Anne and James Foley 

Shawna and Grant Forsberg    

Shelley and Michael Foutch    

Elizabeth and Timothy Francis    

Holly and Al Frank    

Dr. Jan and Dr. Harris Frankel  

Allen Fredrickson      

Mary Ann and Stan J. Free  

Cheryl L. Friedenbach     

Diane and Grant Friesth    

Regina Pitaro and Mario J. Gabelli  

Christopher M. Garinger     

Kathy and W. Gary Gates   

Tonee and Tim Gay    

Rebecca and Eric Gehringer    

Mindy and William Geis    

Kathy and William Gerber    

Jennifer and David Giandinoto    

Karie and Jeremy Givens    

Danielle and Jeff Gordman    

Stephanie and J.R. Gould    

Rebecca B. and Jens Gregory   

Anne and James Greisch    

Angela and Shawn Greisen    

Dr. Jean Grem     

Kathy and Dr. Michael Gross   

Cindy and CJ Guenzel    

Jamie L. Gutierrez     

Kathy and Dave Hahn    

Marnie and William Hahn    

Kippy King and Jennifer Hamann   

Carey and Brian Hamilton    

Kayla and Jason L. Hansen   

Paulette Harris      

Traci and Timothy Harrison    

Karen Hawkins and in memory of Kim Hawkins 

Marianne and Fred Hawkins    

Clarence E. Heaney Jr.    

Kathleen and Tom Heaney    

Peggy and John Heck    

Gregory A. Heckman     

Cindy and Scott Heider    

Amy and John Henderson    

Carol Henrichs      

Kimberly and Jason Hess    

Katherine Anderson-Hiemstra and Doug Hiemstra   

Terri and Scott Hill    

Julie and Jeff Hinchcliff    

Michelle and Steve Hinchcliff    

Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Foundation 

Chris Holleman      

Addie and Robert Hollingsworth    

Susan and Richard Hrabchak    

Stephen and Zach Hubel    

Fred R. Hunzeker     

Lauren and Michael Hupp    

Shefali and Rahul Jalali    

Abbey and Eric Johnson    

Andrea and Wayne Johnson    

Dawn and David Johnson    

Eric M. Johnson     

Larissa and Richard Johnson    

Todd S. Jonas     

Kristen and John Kampfe    

Kristine Karnes      

Ellen Karnett Trust     

Julie and Eric Keen    

Jill and Shane Keller    

Andrew Kenny      

Marcia and Timothy Kerrigan    

Lisa and Brian Ketcham    

  1. Lyle Kinley Jr.

Kari and Daniel Kinsella    

Kari and David Kirchhoefer    

Maureen and Richard Kizer    

Renee and John Kizer    

Amy and Bradley Knuth   

Naga Sravana Pedarla and Rama Kolli  

Howard M. Kooper     

Michelle and Daniel F. Koraleski   

Wende and John Kotouc    

Dr. Jillyn and Dr. Christopher Kratochvil  

Rebecca and Kerry L. Kremke   

Jackie and Terry Kroeger    

Jeremy Lang      

Diane Larkin      

Gerry Lauritzen and in memory of Bruce Lauritzen 

Julie and David L. Lautenschlager   

Kim and Kenneth Lawonn    

Nicole and Derek Leathers    

Diana and Michael Lechtenberger    

Trish and David LeCureux    

Roger L. Lewandowski     

Ronald M. Lewer Endowment    

Steven C. Likes     

Karen and Dr. James Linder   

Juliette and Dr. Steven Lisco   

Heidi and Todd Litjen    

Tina and Daniel Lonergan    

Mary and Rodrigo Lopez    

Collette and Andrew Lozier    

Gabi and Mark Lutz    

Jan and David Madsen    

Matt Maiers      

Tom Majewski      

Nicolette and William Manhart    

Abby and John Manley    

Jen and Scott Marion    

Christin and Scott Marshall    

Dr. Amy Haddad and Steven Martin  

Karen and John Matthews    

LaDonna and Mike McCabe    

Denise and Robert McCauley    

Theresa and Gregory McDermott    

Amy and Mike McDonnell    

Joan and Timothy McGill    

Jake McKenzie      

Ashley and Nathan McKown    

Tiffani and Mark A. McQuade   

Barb and Todd McQueen    

Lori and Nathan Meisgeier    

Catherine and Heath Mello    

Teri and Matthew Mercer    

Casey and Brett Meyer    

Tiffany and Galen Meysenburg    

Jenny Mickeliunas      

Stephanie and Matthew Millard    

Brandi and Michael Miller    

Rondalyn and Robert Mitchell    

Joseph H. Moglia     

David J. Moline     

Danene Tushar and Scott Moore   

Sherri and Bradley Moore    

Norah and Stacy Morris    

David Morton      

Samantha and Mitchell Mosser    

Cindy and Edward J. Mullen   

Heidi Higgason and Brad Negrete   

John P. Nelson     

Lori Bruck and Dave Neubauer   

Jay B. Noddle     

Michael Nolan      

Dr. Suzanne and Joseph Nuss   

Christie and Gustavo Oberto    

Jerry J. O’Flanagan     

Lisa and Stephen Olson II   

Valerie and Matt Ondrejko    

Lisa and Tyler Owen    

Eric B. Oxley     

Tennyson Oyler      

Maquiling and Blaine Parkerson    

Liza Jane and T. Mitchell Parnell  

Sheryl and Shane Parshall    

Loretta and Douglas Patterson    

Brooke and Joshua Perkes    

Hollye and Terry Peterson    

Rebecca and Nathan Peterson    

Julie and John Petr    

Dr. Cassandra and Gary Pietrok   

Nancy and Dan Pridal    

Teri and Ronald Quinn    

Mary Ann O’Brien and Jason Ramirez  

Lynn and Chase Rankin    

Ginny and Martin Reagan    

Lynda and John Reed    

Mindy and Timothy Reed    

Christy and Jeremy Reinoehl    

Jennifer and James Richardson    

Valerie and Craig Richardson    

Anne and Dr. Matthew Rizzo   

April and Kenny Rocker    

Dr. Debra J. Romberger    

Jack Ross      

Michele and Ron Rowe    

Kim and Gil Rowell    

Shannon and Jeffrey Royal    

Lisa and Jeff Russell    

Amy and Michael Ryan    

Kelly and Todd Rynaski    

Andrew Saul      

Ronald Schaefer and in memory of Barbara Schaefer 

Tracy and Douglas Schaefer    

Kathryn and Aaron Schapper    

Lori and Greg Schilling    

Polina and Robert Schlott    

Teresa and Roch Schmitz    

Beth and Harley Schrager    

Dianne and John Scott    

Suzann and Steve Seline    

Becky and Jeff Sharp    

Robert T. Slezak     

Celeste and John Snodgrass    

Lori and John Snyder    

Joanna and Kurt Spieler    

Jamie and Matthew Spyers    

Liisa Lawson-Stark and David Stark   

Marliee and Tim Struthers    

Kimberly and Scott Sucha    

Carmen and Bob Tapio    

Ellen and Scot Thompson    

Angela and Dr. William Thorell   

Stephanie and Eric Tiritilli    

Kara and David Tomlinson    

Tracy and Matthew Tondl    

Mari and Daniel Torres    

Tammy and Mike Trilli    

Sharri Fletcher and Barbara J. True

Sheila and Tom Trueblood    

Julie and John Turner    

Gretchen and Steven Twohig    

Karamie and Justin Vala    

Karen and Greg Van Dyke   

Adriana and Beto Vargas    

Karen and Jim Vena    

Jill and Troy Via    

Sarah and Thomas Waldman    

Jackie and John Walker    

Ione and Larry Ward    

Brenda and Dan Waters    

Craig Weiss                           

Rachel and Clarence Werner    

Joni W. Wheeler     

Alicia and Mark Whitt    

Brenda and Kevin Wichman    

Brian Wiese      

Jane and Douglas Wignall    

Inessa and Rob M. Wilcox   

Ann E. Williams     

Christine and Clint Williams    

Timothy and Beth Wilson    

Candace and Randy Wood    

Tara and Brian Woolfolk    

Marsha and Mark Wright    

Andy Xydakis                        

Dr. Gail and Michael Yanney   

Jill and Andy Yosten    

Molly and Ryan Zabrowski    

Jennifer and Christopher Zimmers    

Jennifer and Tim Ziola    

Carrie and Dan Zoucha    

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