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Char-Em United Way

Leadership Circle

Char-Em United Way’s Leadership Giving Program is an opportunity for individuals and businesses to realize a vision of a stronger, healthier community.  Leadership givers impact critical health and human service needs in profound and meaningful ways.

When you give to Char-Em United Way, you invest in effective solutions to identified community needs. An investment in the United Way yields long term results and enhances tens of thousands of lives in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties.

You can become a member of our Leadership Circle with a contribution of $500 or more.

Our Tocqueville Society recognizes donors who contribute $10,000 or more annually to strengthen our community.

Members of Char-Em United Way’s Leadership Circle receive updates on how their funds are being used to make a difference in our community and are invited to our annual Leadership Circle Reception.


Tocqueville members for 2016-17 include:

  • Leo S. Guthman Fund
  • DeVos Foundation
  • Joe Orgill
  • David and Judy Frey
  • Ralph and Patti Miesel
  • Rob Pew and Susan Taylor

Leadership donors of $1,000 or more include:

  • John and Jane McCoy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hylant
  • Webb and Jan Martin
  • The Estate of Marana W. Tost
  • David and Kay Wagner
  • Pier and Renee Borra
  • Margie and Michael FitzSimons
  • Mary Lou and Richard Hazleton
  • Kenneth and Ruth Heeres
  • Petoskey Harbor Springs Community Foundation
  • Frank and Connie Hagelshaw
  • Nancy A. Hodgkiss
  • John Holder and Julie Fasone Holder
  • Diane and Jim McMahon
  • Ronald and Lue Newmann
  • Paul and Linda Weston
  • Michael and Noreen Parker
  • Frank and Jean Popoff
  • Mike and Rhea Dow
  • Fred and Barbara Malpass
  • Family Fund Winterhaven
  • Ted and Brenda Frey
  • Verne and Judy Istock
  • John and Mary Jo Jay
  • Paul and Barb Malloure
  • Ann and Bill McCormick
  • Borge and Hennie Reimer

Leadership donors of $500 or more include:

  • Patrick & Joyce Garrett
  • Petoskey Rotary Sunrise Charities
  • Ed and Sally Hara
  • Michigan Association of United Ways (MAUW)
  • Dr. Richard J. McMurray
  • Joe and Lorraine Manary
  • Ann and Darrell Zavitz
  • Ralph R. Carruthers
  • Ms. Shirley Barton
  • Mark and Cathy Bissell
  • David and Barbara Perreault
  • Evangeline White
  • Mark and Marie Eckstein
  • Mason and Lynne Rosenthal
  • Bonnie and Michael Brunett
  • Mrs. Thomas H. Carruthers IV
  • Arthur and Jean Budden
  • Edgar and Susan Howbert
  • Jim and Christy Everest