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Fearless Leaders in Giving

Recognized Givers have a deep commitment to helping people. Local leaders make annual investments of $1,000 or more into our Central MN community through United Way. The passion, purpose, and enthusiasm of these generous individuals acts as a rally cry inspiring others and infusing hope into those who need it most.

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We Are the Handraisers

Our team offers stewardship and transparency in all avenues of fundraising and monetary responsibility and it’s key information for our Leaders in Giving to be partial to. Our goal is to always bring you into the fold, as Leaders in Giving are the ultimate loyalists, help us see trends, and are the true brand advocates who understand what United Way of Central MN does. Having their trust with their funds year after year is humbling and the absolute cornerstone of our efforts.

Recognized Giving Levels

Toqueville Society

$10,000 or more


The Tocqueville Society celebrates local philanthropic leaders and volunteer champions who have devoted their time, talent and funds to create long-lasting changes by tackling our community’s most serious issues. We’d love to recognize you in the Society too.

• Keystone $7,500 - $9,999
• Capital $5,000 - $7,499
• Cornerstone $3,499 - $4,999
• Milestone $2,500 - $3,499
• Baluster $1,500 - $2,499
• Pillar $1,000 - $1,499

Tocqueville Society Members

Setting the standard for charitable giving, Alexis de Tocqueville Society members are at the forefront of improving lives through extraordinary financial gifts, volunteerism and advocacy. Thank you to these leaders leaders:


John and Nancy Bartlett

Mark Bernick and Kathleen Crawford Bernick

Jason and Jennifer Bernick

Dick and Mimi Bitzan

Charles and Patricia Ernst

Jeff and Melinda Gau

Janet and Tom Grones

Mike and Karel Helgeson

Don Helgeson and Sue Shepard

Scott and Dorrie Larison

Gary and Jane Marsden

Bill and Chip Martin-Chaffee

John and Joyce Matsuura

Terry and Sue Pladson

John and Kathy Reisinger

Thomas Ritsche Fund for Youth

Tom and Joyce Schlough

Mike Schlough and Becky Bastien

William Shuey

Norman Skalicky Foundation Fund

Tim Chirhart and Jeanne Soleim

John and Lynelle Torgerson

John and Mary Weitzel

Brad and Kathy Wheelock

Karen Young

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