Tocqueville Society

Tocqueville donor volunteering

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 Emerging 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.

Maximize Your Impact Through 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.


Tocqueville Brochure

Email President & CEO Rene Gellerman or call 563.344.0313.

Thank You Tocqueville Society Members

Samuel & Marsha Allen
Josh & Lynn Bestold
Ryan & Dawn Blades
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
Jim & Jayne Field
Trevor & Jodi Fisk
Dan & Julie Fitzpatrick
Dr. Blair Foreman
Siva & Malathi Ganesh
Edna Denise Garrett
Richard Geifman
David & Rene Gellerman
David & Lori Gilmore
Jeffrey Goldstein &
Regina Feldman-Goldstein
Michael & Monique Gorsline
Shaun & Victoria Graves
Marie-Catherine &
Pierre Guyot
Leslee & Barry Hager Stephen &
Kelly Hamborg
Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Hanson
Hunt & Diane Harris

Than & Jennifer Hartsock
Tami & Brian Hedgren
Mark & Claudine Hollack
Angela Johanningmeier
Rick John, Jr.
James & Liberty Johnson
Amanda Sanchez-Johnson &
William Johnson
Mary & Matt Jones
Joseph & Patricia Judge
Raj & Subha Kalathur
Jack & Mary Kearney
Dick Kleine
Kenneth R. Koupal &
Dr. Thomas E. Kersting
Zack & Deanna Kovar
Richard & Judy Kreiter
James & Hillary Leach
Carol Lewis
Amy & Brian Lovig
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
Susan M. & Tom Parker
Jerred & Samantha Pauwels
Kent & Judi Pilcher
Decker & Jayne Ploehn
Barbara Polios

Brian & Jennifer Preston
Ritu Raj & Gauri Tiwari
Adrian & Debra Rantilla
Cory & Heather Reed
Monica Rios
Tony & Cheryl Rollin
Caroline Ruhl
& John Thompson
James & Michelle Russell
Alejandro Sayago
Paul & Emily Scranton
Deb & Randy Sergesketter
Rebecca & Todd Signer
Joe & Ann Slavens
Wesley Sowers
Mike Steffenson
Nate & Tawny Stoffregen
Annette Sherbeyn &
Sunder Subbaroyan
Jake & Melissa Taylor
David & Kristin Thorne
Jeff & Pepper Trahan
John & Angela Vaaler
Paul & Donna VanDuyne
Eduardo Viera &
Ana Maldonado
C. Dana & Faye A. Waterman
Bob & Kim Waterman
Jonathan & Holly Weigle
Aaron Wetzel
Wallas Wiggins
Martin & Celeste Wilkinson

11 Tocqueville donors wish to be anonymous