Tocqueville Community Forum

At United Way of the Midlands’ Tocqueville Community Forum, attendees had the opportunity to hear from a panel of insightful and dedicated community leaders. Each panelist shared why they are so passionate about serving in the Omaha community and giving back to those who need it most.

Moderator – James Blackledge, Chairman and CEO at Mutual of Omaha and United Way Campaign Chair

Panelists –

  • Clark Lauritzen, Chairman and President at First National Bank
  • Dr. Cheryl Logan, Superintendent at Omaha Public Schools
  • Mayor Jean Stothert, City of Omaha
  • Thomas Warren, President and CEO at Urban League of Nebraska

In addition to listening to the panel, attendees also received a brief update on the impact of Tocqueville Society donations from Shawna Forsberg, president and CEO of United Way of the Midlands, and James Blackledge.

The Tocqueville Society is a group of generous donors who each invest $10,000 or more into our community through United Way. As Shawna shared at the forum, Tocqueville members have given back more than $96 million to the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro since the Society was founded in 1988. We are so grateful for these passionate and generous individuals who set the standard for charitable giving in the metro and inspire others to join them along the way! Learn more about the Tocqueville Society here.

We’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to Mutual of Omaha for generously underwriting the Tocqueville Community Forum.


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