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A Message from the Tocqueville Society Chairs

Thank you for your leadership in our community as a member of United Way’s Tocqueville Society.  Thanks to committed individuals like you, United Way is able to have an incredible impact in building a stronger, caring York County. 

Did you know that your investment of at least $10,000 provides 26 days of respite for infants and young children in need at The Children’s Aid Society’s Crisis Nursery?  Your Tocqueville gift helps 780 people get one-on-one help with health insurance enrollment through Family First Health, ensuring that they have access to the care they need.  It is your Tocqueville donation that allows full membership for 20 at-risk families to improve their health and well-being through year-long fitness and social programs at the York Jewish Community Center.

The list could go on and on.  The truth is your generous gift helped to ensure a strong foundation is in place for York County upon which every person can have access to a quality education, essential healthcare, and financial stability.   

Knowing the needs in our community continue to grow, we are asking our most generous leadership givers to consider increasing the size of your gift to the 2018 campaign.  The York County community has been impacted by the loss of Bon Ton which raised almost $100,000 through their United Way campaign. Our goal is to increase giving by 5.5% across the board to make up for this loss and allow United Way partner agencies to continue to meet the needs of 1 in 3 lives in York County.

As a leadership giver at our highest level, you are setting a high standard in philanthropy which will serve as an inspiration to others. Your gift, along with the 106 other Tocqueville Society Members’, accounted for 22% of the annual campaign.  Thank you for your leadership and for your commitment to building a UNITED community.   



William Yanavitch, Immediate Past Chair                                    Kent Ketterman, Chair

Yanavitch & Associates, LLC                                                       PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company

CLICK HERE for information on Tocqueville Society membership requirements and benefits.


Tocqueville Society Cabinet 2019
Kent Ketterman, Chair – PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company
Tom Donley, Vice Chair – Community Volunteer
W. Robert Berkebile – RKL LLP
Anthony P. Campisi – Glatfelter Insurance Group
Linda Davidson – C. S. Davidson, Inc.
David Meckley – Strategic Advantage, Inc.
Raymond & Debby Rosen – Community Volunteers
Paul Rudy – Graham Capital Company
Arthur Seifert – Glatfelter Insurance Group
Allison Siegelman – Community Volunteer
William Yanavitch – Yanavitch & Associates, LLC
Larry Young – CGA Law Firm

For additional information on the Tocqueville Society or United Way's Step-Up Program, please contact Nicole Shaffer, Vice President of Development & Communications, at 717.771.3811.