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Tocqueville Society

Become a Tocqueville Society Member

United Way's Tocqueville Society members are community leaders who generously give an annual contribution of $10,000 or more. As a Tocqueville member, you become one of 250 civic leaders who have come together to actively influence the vision of a stronger, healthier community. Your involvement with United Way—from your knowledge, ideas and energy to your financial support—has never been more critical.

The Society was named after Alexis de Tocqueville, who was only 26 years old in 1831 when he traveled throughout the United States and wrote Democracy in America based on his observations. He wrote about his admiration for the American spirit of voluntary action to create change in our community. United Way's Tocqueville Society was created to honor the goodwill and community leadership inspired by de Tocqueville's writings. Learn more about the national Tocqueville Society.

Please Contact us Today:

Janie Spurgeon, Director - Major and Planned Gifts
Phone: 503.226.9390
Email Janie



  • Personal Community Impact Partner site visits
  • Invitations to exclusive Tocqueville Society events and annual Major Gifts Reception
  • Invitations and preferred seating at all United Way events
  • Recognition on United Way's website
  • Inclusion in the national Tocqueville Society annual Book of Leaders and in United Way of America's Tocqueville Society directory
  • Special Tocqueville Society lapel pin

For an annual donation of $25,000 or more, you will also be recognized as a member of the Rose Society and receive these additional benefits:

  • Distinguished recognition in United Way's Tocqueville Society annual recognition book
  • Nomination for philanthropy awards through national/local organizations
  • Special recognition at the Tocqueville Society Major Gifts Reception
  • Invitation to exclusive United Way of America national Tocqueville society events with fellow members throughout the country

Robert G. Miller Major Gifts Achievement Award

This award recognizes individuals or couples who LIVE UNITED by their gift, their advocacy, and their volunteerism to the whole community. Awardees include:

Al and Nancy Jubitz

2012: Eric and Ronna Hoffman

Al and Nancy Jubitz

2011: Al and Nancy Jubitz

Brot and Mary Bishop

2010: Brot and Mary Bishop

Wes and Nancy Lematta

2009: Wes and Nancy Lematta

Ken and Marta Thrasher

2008: Ken and Marta Thrasher

John D. Gray

2007: John D. Gray

Marcia H. Randall

2006: Marcia H. Randall

Robert G. Miller

2005: Robert G. Miller

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