Tocqueville Society

Members of the Tocqueville Society are community and business leaders who devote time, talent, and financial investments to their community. As a member of the Tocqueville Society, you join an extraordinary group of leaders committed to securing the future of our community through philanthropy. Your annual gift of $10,000 or more fuels the United Way of Utah County mission and creates long-lasting changes by tackling our community’s most challenging issues.

Our Goal:

Change lives through collective philanthropic leadership and influence & communicate the vital role of personal philanthropic action.

Member Benefits

  • All philanthropic giving bundled in one donation and one end-of-year tax receipt
  • 100% of donation(s) goes to the program or charity of your choice
  • Dedicated staff to help execute your philanthropic goals
  • Invitations to events throughout the year featuring distinguished speakers at special venues about community issues
  • Exclusive and customizable volunteer opportunities for you and your family
  • Regular updates on how your investment is making a difference
  • Opportunity to connect with other like-minded business and community leaders who have a passion for driving social impact
  • 100% money-back guarantee if not satisfied

Ways you can Give:

  • Make a check payable to United Way of Utah County and mail it to 148 N 100 W, Provo, UT 84601.
  • Give through a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) or private family foundation.
  • Donate stock. Please contact Taylor McPheeters Huskinson at 801-691-5356.
  • Give through an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).
    • People who are age 70 1/2 or older can contribute directly to United Way and avoid taxes on the distribution.
  • Make a pledge commitment over a 12-month period

Looking for more ways to give? Call (801)-691-5356 or email (taylorm@unitedwayuc.org) Taylor McPheeters Huskinson to learn more about appreciated asset gifts (land, building, art, etc.) and bequests.

A legacy gift of $250k or more earns a membership for life.

Who we are

Jeff Rust

Chair of the Alexis De Tocqueville Society

Jeff Rust is a true connector and uses his network and experience daily as a Partner of Truss and as the Chair of the Tocqueville Society. While on the board of United Way of Utah County and still early in his career, Jeff promised himself that once he was in a position to do so, he would dedicate his time and resources to the community.

Jeff is now recognized as one of the most connected individuals in Utah and is passionate about his family—his wife Anna and their 7 children— travel and sports. Jeff loves living in Provo and connecting with people.

Taylor McPheeters Huskinson

Manager of Individual Philanthropy

Taylor is passionate about helping caring community members engage and invest in solving community issues. She graduated from BYU with a degree in Human Development and minored in Nonprofit Management. Together with her husband Asher and her giant, goofy Bernedoodle Tucker, Taylor loves reading a book or watching a movie and is always looking for good recommendations.

Who was alexis de tocqueville?

Alexis de Tocqueville was a French philosopher best known for his work Democracy in America, written in 1835. In his time exploring the United States and what makes it unique from other nations, he stated:

“I must say that I have seen Americans make a great deal of real sacrifices to the public welfare; and have noticed a hundred instances in which they hardly ever failed to lend a faithful support to one another.”

United Way’s Tocqueville Society was named after Alexis de Tocqueville and inspired by Americans’ compassion to support their community.  Today, there are 400 of these societies across the globe and almost 25k members. Collectively they have raised over $529 million.

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For any questions, please contact Taylor McPheeters Huskinson at taylorm@unitedwayuc.org