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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:

Ordre d’Egalité ($50,000 – 75,000)
  • Morgan Family Foundation

  • Tom and Joyce Schlough

Ordre de Liberté ($25,000 – 50,000)
  • Tom and Janet Grones

  • Don Helgeson and Sue Shepard

Membres de la Société ($10,000 – 25,000)
  • John and Nancy Bartlett
  • Rick and Helga Bauerly
  • Jason and Jennifer Bernick
  • Mark Bernick and Kathleen Crawford Bernick
  • Dick and Mimi Bitzan
  • Tim Chirhart and Jeanne Soleim
  • Jeff and Melinda Gau
  • Scott Kopel and Shelly Bauerly Kopel
  • Scott and Dorrie Larison
  • Gary and Jane Marsden
  • John and Joyce Matsuura
  • Terry and Sue Pladson
  • John and Kathy Reisinger
  • Thomas Ritsche Fund for Youth
  • Mike Schlough and Becky Bastien
  • Greg and Stacy Schumacher
  • John and Lynelle Torgerson
  • John and Mary Weitzel
  • Mark Welter Foundation
  • Brad and Kathy Wheelock
  • Karen Young

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