Tocqueville Society Holds Reception for New Members
Nearly 100 Tocqueville Society members attended the 21st Annual New Member’s Reception on June 6 at the newly restored home of Dave and Donna Schankweiler. Their home is located on Front Street in Harrisburg.
For the fourth consecutive year, the event was sponsored by Roof Advisory Group, Inc., a wealth management and financial planning firm focusing on the professional investment management and sophisticated financial planning needs of high net worth individuals.
At the event, members learned about the history of the home, the work of United Way and the significant impact Tocqueville Society members make in the Capital Region. The Tocqueville Society is comprised of community leaders who donate at least $10,000 to United Way on an annual basis.
In 2017, Tocqueville Society members contributed more than $3 million, which make up more than 30 percent of United Way’s entire campaign. The Society welcomed 27 new members, bringing the total membership to 208. New members include:
- Jacquelyn and Brian Anderson
- Thomas Baker
- Bruce and Dawn Brown
- Allen and Katie Clarke
- Jim and Mary Comitale
- Kermit Crawford
- John and Pat Devlin
- Tim and Christina Fatzinger
- Troy and Carol Gauker
- Monica Gould and Robert Cassel
- Aaron Jackson
- Steve and Jill Kusic
- Lawn Family
- Stephen Murray and Anne Jackson
- Scott and Beth Pinchak
- John Reen
- Henry and Charley Ann Rhoads
- Garrett and Jola Rothman
- Sue and Carl Schlicker
- Jack and Carol Scott
- Joan Silver
- Michael and Lisa Silver
- Dan and Lynn Thompson
- Kim Van Utrecht
- Justin and Christina Weber
- Jean and Dan Wiest
At the event, attendees heard from Jeff Roof, Tocqueville Society member and president of Roof Advisory Group, Inc. In his professional role, Jeff often works with clients to develop their charitable giving strategies. An important consideration in this process is the expertise of organizations receiving contributions in assuring donors’ gifts are used in the most effective and efficient manner possible.
“There’s a practical, bottom-line benefit of donating through United Way,” Jeff remarks. “United Way’s discipline and diligence assures maximum impact for everyone’s donation.”
“My wife, Susan, and I have been proud to support United Way as Tocqueville Society members for a number of years,” Jeff adds.
Also at the event, United Way recognized 39 Society members for becoming Visionnaires in 2017. These members donated an additional $1,000 toward United Way’s pilot projects in access to health care, school readiness and workforce development. An additional $48,500 was contributed through this effort.
United Way of the Capital Region is grateful for the generosity of our members and the leadership of Jim and Phyllis Mooney, 2017 Tocqueville Society Chairs and Will and Lisa Papa, 2017 Vice Chairs.
For information about the Tocqueville Society, contact United Way’s major giving department at 717.732.0700.
PHOTO CAPTION: Tocqueville Society New Members' Reception hosts Donna and David Schankweiler.