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Tocqueville Society Membership

For more than 20 years, Tocqueville Society membership has represented gifts of $10,000 or more from individuals and couples. Recognized by United Way Worldwide as exemplary leaders in philanthropy, our Tocqueville Society members are part of a nationwide group of philanthropists who collectively give more than half a billion dollars annually.

Benefits of Tocqueville Society Membership

  • Heart of Illinois United Way processes and pays charitable gifts by notifying agencies and sharing donor information (unless the donor wishes to remain anonymous).
  • Heart of Illinois United Way helps vet charities to confirm 501c3 nonprofit status and provides philanthropic concierge services that can assess a donor’s philanthropic investments and areas of interest in order to develop a giving plan that meets individual needs.
  • No fees for those following Tocqueville Society Membership Requirements (below).
  • Tocqueville Society Members are invited to the exclusive, annual Tocqueville Society Reception and other Heart of Illinois United Way events.
  • First look communications: Tocqueville Society members receive early communications about what is happening in our community through our quarterly newsletter.

Tocqueville Society Membership Requirements

Membership in the Heart of Illinois United Way Tocqueville Society starts with a minimum annual gift of $10,000 which includes a $5,000 minimum gift to the Heart of Illinois United Way Community Impact Fund.

  • Donors who meet the $5,000 minimum investment in the Heart of Illinois United Way Community Impact Fund can designate their donation to any 501c3 nonprofit organization without processing fees (minimum designated gift is $250).
  • Donors who do not meet the $5,000 minimum investment in the Heart of Illinois United Way Community Impact Fund have a 5% processing fee deducted from their 501c3 nonprofit designations.

Tocqueville Society Members, who meet the membership requirements above for the 2021/2022 giving year, will be recognized in perpetuity as members of the Heart of Illinois United Way Tocqueville Society Century Circle.

In 2021-2022, the Heart of Illinois United Way celebrated 100 years of impacting lives in central Illinois. Tocqueville Society Members, who met the membership requirements above for the 2021 and 2022 giving years, are recognized in perpetuity as members of the Heart of Illinois United Way Tocqueville Society Century Circle.

Century Circle Members

Sid & Flo Banwart
Polly & Glen Barton
Dr. Stephen & Patti Bash
Jane & Jim Beard
James W. & Jayne A. Benckendorf
The Bielfeldt Foundation
Jeff & Sue Bogdan
Eric & Becky Bursott
Charles & Judy Bush
Ron & Michelle Carrothers
Matt & Kris Coulter
Mike & Margee Cullinan
Seth & Sylvia Davis
Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat
Paula Dixon
Tim & Linda Elder
Daren & Patricia Epley
David & Donna Faber
Daniel P. Gavin
Steve & Bonnie Gosselin
Seshadri Guha & Meenakshy Aiyer
Mark & Terry Hanback
Adam & Laura Hawks
Dean & Sara Heinzmann
Dave & Kathy Hoffman
Jay & Joan Janssen
Katie & Tom Jenkins
Craig Kliethermas
Bernie & Teresa Koch
Bill & Cathy Kwon
Stu & Nancy Levenick
Matt & Heidi Mamer

F. Lynn & Denise McPheeter
Jonathan & Sharon Michael
Mark & Marla Miskell
Jeffrey & Chrissie Niedens
Doug & Diane Oberhelman
Jim & Katie Owens
Gerald & Christine Palagallo
Mike & Cheryl Quine
Dave† & Zan Ransburg
Brian & Erica Ray
Patrick & Tammie Roesler
Bill & Kathy Rohner
Sid Ruckriegel & Andrew Rand
Leonard W. Sachs
Randall & Lisa Schrock
Kevin & Summer Sletten
Nancy L. Snowden
Mrs. Sally Snyder
Bill & Margie Springer
Tom & Joy Spurgeon
Doug & Vicky Stewart
Craig & Ilean Thompson
Sandy Ullman
Jim & Katherine Umpleby
Patrick Urich & Brooke Spellman
Jay & Betty Vonachen
Matt & Lesley Vonachen
Zack & Carolyn Weaver
Karl & Jill Weiss Family
Chad & Beth Withers
Thomas & Jean Wyman
6 Anonymous Donors

Deceased | Century Circle Membership as of December 31, 2022

About Heart of Illinois United Way Community Impact Fund

No matter how much you choose to invest in the Heart of Illinois United Way Community Impact Fund, your donation becomes a part of a community-wide effort to promote positive outcomes for children, families, adults, and seniors.

  • 1-In-3 people in central Illinois utilize an education, financial stability, or health program supported by the Heart of Illinois United Way Community Impact Fund.
  • Programs funded by the Heart of Illinois United Way Community Impact Fund must meet knowledge and behavior benchmarks (outcomes) set by the United Way; programs are evaluated year-round for how well they reach their outcomes, deliver services, utilize budgets, and engage staff and volunteers.
  • Donations to the Heart of Illinois United Way Community Impact Fund improves the education, financial stability, and health of people in in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Stark, Marshall, and Putnam counties.

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