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Alexis de Tocqueville Society



A Message from the Tocqueville Society Chairs
The Tocqueville Society is an opportunity for passionate philanthropists to become more deeply involved in United Way’s mission. Members of this group have answered United Way’s call to give back and change lives by ensuring that the building blocks to a better life — a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health — are available to every person in York County. By stepping up to the Tocqueville level of giving, you have helped to lay the groundwork to a strong foundation upon which our community can thrive.
As a longtime supporter of United Way, I've seen year over year the growth of the impact that this organization has on our community. I’ve observed the value add that United Way brings by identifying programs that deliver measurable results in our areas of greatest need and ensuring that they are supported through the Community Fund. As a professional in finance, I appreciate the fiscal responsibility that they provide in ensuring that every dollar is accounted for and leveraged for maximum benefit.
It’s for these reasons that I took on the role of Chair for the Tocqueville Society Cabinet. Together with my Vice Chair, Bill Yanavitch, and other cabinet members, I hoped to grow this distinguished group of philanthropists so that we could impact even more lives. It was a successful year. Twelve new members stepped up to be donors at the Tocqueville level, and 34 Tocqueville Society members increased their gifts.   
I am grateful to each member of the Tocqueville Society for your generosity and ask each of you to support Bill, along with his Vice Chair, Kent Ketterman, as they lead us forward into the next year. Together we can continue to build upon this strong foundation that will help lift every person in York County to the resources they need to live a quality life. 
Robert Berkebile, Immediate Past Chair, RKL, LLP
William T. Yanavitch, Chair, Yanavitch & Associates, LLC
CLICK HERE for the Tocqueville Society information flyer.


Tocqueville Society Cabinet 2018
William Yanavitch, Chair – Yanavitch & Associates, LLC
Kent Ketterman, Vice Chair – PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company
W. Robert Berkebile – RKL LLP
Anthony P. Campisi – Glatfelter Insurance Group
Linda Davidson – C. S. Davidson, Inc.
William H. Kerlin, Jr. – Graham Capital Company
David Meckley – Strategic Advantage, Inc.
Raymond & Debby Rosen – Community Volunteers
Allison Siegelman – Community Volunteer
Rick D. Smith – Berkshire Hathaway

For additional information on the Tocqueville Society or United Way's Step-Up Program, please contact Nicole Shaffer, Director of Development & Communications, at 717-771-3811.