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Founded in 1984, the United Way Tocqueville Society is an opportunity for passionate individuals to become more deeply involved in United Way’s mission.

Alexis de Tocqueville, a historian who toured America in the 1830s, subsequently detailed his travels in Democracy in America. Among his most noble observations was a phenomenon he found unique to America:
the tradition of “neighbor helping neighbor.”

Founded by Marsha and Jack Slane, in 1990 United Way of Greater High Point made the bold decision to form a select organization of philanthropists. Thus, the Tocqueville Society was created to honor the spirit of the man who recognized one of our greatest strengths and shared that knowledge with the world.


A rich history and profound passion for the community are hallmarks of the Tocqueville Society. Members provide the bold vision and inspired generosity that invigorates United Way's mission to help people live their best possible lives.

In 2020, United Way of Greater High Point Tocqueville Society’s 75 members raised over $1,000,000, a record for the 30-year history.  This level of generosity will change lives by focusing on the building blocks for a better life:  a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health.


With an annual gift of $10,000 or more, know that you become part of an elite group of like-minded individuals driven to make a difference. As a de Tocqueville Society member, you are joining the leaders of every sector within the Greater High Point area.

We also offer a unique Tocqueville Executive Step-up Program. This Step-Up Program allows donors the option to increase their gift over a three-year period, while enjoying the benefits of Tocqueville Society membership immediately. This three-year step-up plan is a great way to join the Tocqueville Society at your own pace.


YEAR 1 = $5,000

YEAR 2 = $7,500

YEAR 3 = $10,000

Your willingness to invest in these outcomes at the Tocqueville Level means we can continue to find new solutions to complex problems. We thank you for your desire to play a critical role in addressing our community’s most pressing needs. With your help, change happens.

For more information on the Tocqueville Society, contact Jane Liebscher, at or 336.899.0874

It is with great sincerity and thanks that United Way of Greater High Point recognizes the members of our Tocqueville Society. These individuals generously donate $10,000 or more each year.

Elizabeth Aldridge
Bill & Karen Altenpohl
Kevin & Maggie Bangston
Owen* & Sheila Bertschi
Rob & Donna Blakely
Lisa Brayton
Tom & Bonnie Broadwater
Rick & Jaime Callicutt
Brad & Wendy Calloway
David & Helen Congdon
Earl & Kitty Congdon
David Couch
Paul & Mrs. Barbara Coughlin
Ned & Katherine Covington
Fran  Craycroft
Iv & Leslie Culp
Susan Culp
Danny & Karen Davis
Ray & Sallie Edwards
Tim Elliott
Bill & Candy Fenn
Marty & Heidi Freeman
Ken & Martha Fulp
Greg & Valori Gantt
Clark & Laura Gibson
Patrick & Susan Harman
Jack & Audrey Harris
Bill & Jane Harris
David Hayworth
Eric Hill
David & Bonnie Horney

Ken & Sally Hughes
Tim & Linda Ilderton
Butch & Susan Johnson

John & Beth King

Jorge* & Debi Lagueruela
Todd & Darlene Leonard
Chuck & Jane Liebscher
Jim & Sandra Marsh
Mollie Marsh Brugh
Ken & Jane McAllister
Carl & Bonnie Mickey
David & Vicki Miller
Jim & Ann* Morgan
Hugh & Meredith Morris
Jeff & Joanna Nifong
Mark & Rena Norcross
Mark & Courtney Penley
Lenny Peters
Dave & Kay Phillips
Billy & Leah Price
Nido & Mariana Qubein
Emily Ragsdale
Sandy Rankin
Michael & Claire Robinson
Brian Rogers
Michael & Mrs. Susan Samuel
Martin & Cathy Schlaeppi
Dean & Marilyn Sink
Ken Smith
David & Amy Smith
Carson & Sydney Spering
Geoffery & Tami Stephany
Matt & Emily Thiel
Kevin & Alyce Warden
Fred & Barbara Wilson
Doug Witcher
Martha Yarborough
Ann York
Greg & Caren York

* 3 donors wish to remain anonymous

* 1 Deceased

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