Tocqueville Society

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A Single Act of Generosity Can Have a Profound Impact

The Quad Cities Tocqueville Society is made up of caring philanthropists who exemplify an outstanding commitment to improving the quality of life within our community.

Their leadership gifts of $10,000 or more allows us to target funds and mobile on-the-ground efforts to tackle our community’s most pressing needs.

When you invest your time and resources in United Way Quad Cities, you create community impact and build a stronger region: 

  • We provide data and expertise to identify the greatest community needs and opportunities to drive impact through partnerships, place-based programs, advocacy and targeted investments.
  • We have a 30,000-foot view of the resources and gaps in the Quad Cities’ social challenges. We study and step into these gaps, bringing together the best people and ideas to build initiatives that fill these needs and create opportunity where it didn’t exist before.
  • We have a successful track record of supporting the design and development of new solutions to some of our community’s greatest challenges.

Together, we have the power to create lasting change!

As a Member You Will:

  • Leverage your investment with other gifts to reach beyond one issue or in only one part of the Quad Cities. 
  • Connect with like-minded peers who have a passion for driving powerful, local change. 
  • Be recognized in United Way Quad Cities’ annual report, listed on the Tocqueville Society website and in Insight Magazine, The Business Journal of the Quad-City Times. 
  • Receive exclusive invitations to events, tours, strategic fundraising initiatives and more.
  • Enjoy opportunities to mentor Young Leader members, a leadership group of mid-career professionals. 
  • Support rigorous local research to isolate critical and relevant community needs. 
  • Help create the conditions for every Quad Citizen to live their best life.

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Step-Up Giving

Tocqueville step up levels

Step-Up Giving allows you to maximize the impact of your gift as you support United Way’s efforts in the Quad Cities. Step-Up Giving enables you to enjoy the benefits of Tocqueville Society Membership usually granted to donors of $10,000 or more.

How it works:

  • Commit to increasing your support to $10,000+.
  • Start with a gift of $5,000, graduating over a three-year period.
  • Plus, you can combine donations with partner or spouse.



Email President & CEO Rene Gellerman or call 563.344.0313.

Thank You Tocqueville Society Members

Doug & Brenda Alkema
Samuel & Marsha Allen
Caitlin Russell & Nic Brandt
Paul & Jill Brown and family
Carl & Denise Bulat
Melissa & Nate Clark
Terry & Lesley Conning
Jason & Brittany Daly
Lili B. & Clarence A. Darrow
Chris & Heather Davison
Mara & Mike Downing
Dave & Linda Emrick
Kristin & Jonathan Esche
Chad & Caroline Everitt
Gregory Farley
Jim & Jayne Field
Dan & Julie Fitzpatrick
Dr. Blair Foremann
Steven & Joni Geifman
David & Rene Gellerman
David & Lori Gilmore
Jeffrey Goldstein &
Regina Feldman-Goldstein
Michael & Monique Gorsline
Shaun & Victoria Graves
Dustin & Rebecca Guinn
Marie-Catherine & Pierre Guyot
Leslee & Barry Hager
Stephen & Kelly Hamborg
Marty & Shelley Hannig
Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Hanson
Hunt & Diane Harris

Than & Jennifer Hartsock
Tamara & Brian Hedgren
Jahmy & Carrie Hindman
Mark & Claudine Hollack
Marc Howze
Heidi Huiskamp Collins
Ganesh Jayaram & Vidhya Ganesh
Angela Johanningmeier
Rick John, Jr.
James & Liberty Johnson
Mary & Matt Jones
Joseph & Patricia Judge
Raj & Subha Kalathur
Jack & Mary Kearney
Dick Kleine
Kenneth R. Koupal
Zack & Deanna Kovar
Richard & Judy Kreiter
Sue & John Lawson
James & Hillary Leach
Carol Lewis
John & Cheryl May
Jim & Tara McCabe
Lisa J. & Jeffrey L. McCraw
Gordon & Nancy Miller
Morency Family
Charitable Giving Fund
Steve & Kathi Morency
Linda Newborn
Zane & Shelley Nielsen
Elisabeth & Sam Norwood
Tom & Susan M. Parker

Jerred & Samantha Pauwels
Kent & Judi Pilcher
Barbara Polios
Brian & Jennifer Preston
Adrian & Debra Rantilla
Cory & Heather Reed
Jackie Ruggles
Caroline Ruhl & John Thompson
James & Michelle Russell
Alejandro Sayago
Paul & Emily Scranton
Deb & Randy Sergesketter
Rebecca & Todd Signer
Joe & Ann Slavens
Wesley Sowers
Micah Steele
Mike Steffenson
Nate & Tawny Stoffregen
John & Jodie Stone
Annette Sherbeyn & Sunder Subbaroyan
Jake & Melissa Taylor
David & Kristin Thorne
Jeff & Pepper Trahan
John & Angela Vaaler
Eduardo Viera & Ana Maldonado
Dana & Faye Waterman
Bob & Kim Waterman
Aaron Wetzel
Wallas Wiggins
Martin & Celeste Wilkinson

17 Tocqueville donors wish to be anonymous