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Alexis de Tocqueville Society

"I am bound to say that I have often seen Americans make large and genuine sacrifices to the public good, and I have noted on countless occasions that when necessary they almost never fail to lend one another a helping hand."
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The Tocqueville Society is named after French Historian Alexis de Tocqueville. In his book, Democracy in America, he wrote that he observed “a people who confronted their problems and addressed them.” Today, leaders in our community are using United Way to do the same thing.

Tocqueville Society members are thoughtful individuals who partner with the United Way of Kennebec Valley to make a lasting impact in our community. Tocqueville Society members contribute $10,000 or more annually to the United Way. Through their compassion, these individuals demonstrate exceptional generosity and leadership.



United Way of Kennebec Valley extends sincere thanks to Tocqueville Society members.

Conrad & Lois Ayotte

Charlene Bridge

Paul & JoEllen Cottrell

Tim & Tracey DiBenedetti

Norman & Teresa Elvin

Scott & Laura Fossett

Robert G. Fuller, Jr.

Chuck & Maria Hays

Mark & Judy Johnston

Michael N. & Joshua Novak

Fritz & Susan Onion

Michele Pelletier & Daniel Webster III

Sam Pakraftar & Amy Tardiff

Peter & Sandra Prescott

David Preston

John & Lisa Rosmarin

Dianne Ryan

Charlie & Nancy Shuman, Founding Chairs

Elissa Shuman

Steve & Stacy Shuman

Andrew (Chair) & Theresa Silsby

Scott & Jenny Small

TJ & Kerry Smart

Matthew Tardiff

Rick & Patty Tardiff

Lon & Kerry Sue Walters




For more information on the Tocqueville Society, contact Tyler LeClair at 207-626-3400 or click below to email him.