The members of United Way Education Leadership Initiative (ELI) ensure students are supported during middle school and successfully make the transition from middle to high school and graduate on time.

ELI has raised and invested more than $4 million since 2004 to help youth in 5th through 9th grades – critical but often overlooked years.

ELI Tocqueville

ELI Tocqueville recognition is for ELI members who choose to designate to ELI at the Tocqueville Society level of $10,000 or more. You can also be recognized as member of ELI Tocqueville by choosing to designate to ELI as part of the Tocqueville Society step-up program, which starts at $5,000 with the commitment to step-up to $10,000 over a three-year period.

McKenzie Allely
Jason & Katie Belding
Brad & Kristin Broberg
Jacob Durik & Amy Tincher-Durik
Ryan & Amber Fick
Rudy & Melissa Fors
Rod & Heidi Foster
Patrick & Karen Halter
Peggy & David Harrison
Tom & Holly Harty
Patrick & Traci Hellman
Ed & Sue Kenny
Rick & Deb McConnell
Doug & Heather Olson
Renee & Steve Schaaf
Dwight Soethout & Deanna Strable-Soethout

ELI Lead Members

A special thanks to the following members who supported ELI at the Lead Member level by contributing $2,500 or more.

Dave & Ann Ashton
Marie & Jeff Austin
Randy & Natalie Bachman
Jeff & Pam Baker
Christine Barker
John & Lynette Bednarz
Craig & Rhonda Bergstrom
Candy Bidler Hurley & Brian             Hurley
Randy & Lisa Bolin
Drew & Abby Buhrow
Jason & Ellen Buhrow
Brett & Amy Cassabaum
Joe & LaNae Ceryanec
Marty & Helen Cropp
Paul & Nora Crosthwaite
Greg & Brenda Cushing
Dave & Christy Daniels
Rachelle & Thad Dawson
Scott & Deb Debruin
Dr. Richard L. Deming
Mark & Robin Denkinger
Pattie Dennis
Ty & Mindy Doggett
Rob & Jenny Dowil
Ryan Downing & Sara Middleton
Dave Dueland
Chad & Melanie Ellsworth
Thad & Cassandra Erickson
Dave & Nora Everett
Jason & Kim Felker

Kevin & Cindy Freese
Paul & Sue Ann Fromm
Eric & Chrisann Funk
Michael & Lindsay Garvin
Nick & Jill Gifford
David Gilmore
Jason & Lori Haigh
Neal Halder & Liz Nilsson-Halder
Glen & Kimberly Hall
Joe & Betsy Happe
Samuel & Lori Hawbaker
Matthew Hellman
Jeff & Arlene Heng
Scott & Kimberly Herren
Christine Holmes
Dale Hoppe
Fred & Charlotte Hubbell
Ted Hughes
Mark & Janet Johnson
Ted Johnson & Phil Brawner
Chris & Meredith Jones
Todd Jones
Dave & Julie Juhl
Adnan Junuzovic
Greg Kayko
Benjy & Allison Klostermann
Tim & Erin Kozitza
Dean & Jill Lambert
Scott Johnson & Julia Lawler
Scott & Susan Leiberton
Joyce & Terry Lillis
Greg & Barb Linde
Brian Machan
Jen Machan
Heidi Mason
Rob & Chris Mathews
Warren & Margaret May
Jenny McCoy
Matt & Heather McDermott
Kenny & Jill McDonald
Doug & Suzanne McKinstry
Daniel & Leslie Merriman
Joyce Merschman Ludlow
Julie & Andy Middleswart
Todd & Ashley Millang
Michael Mock & Chad Kennelly
Guy & Sandy Montag
Kevin Morris
Sandy Nelson
Sheila Oliver
Jerry & Aileen Owen
Jeff & Eve Patterson
David Pecenka
Jennifer Perkins
Dustin & Nicole Petersen
Kevin & Kathi Prien
Jacalyn Priestley
Rich & Cindy Raabe
Doug & Jenny Rants
Linda & Srinivas Reddy
Scot & Lisa Riedl
James & Holly Roland
Teri & Todd Ross
Mustafa & Lisa Sagun
Corey & Kelli Schmidt
John & Julie Schreurs
Mary Sellers
Karen Shaff & Steve Jayne
Kelly & Sam Shelley
Mike Simpson
Art & Nell Slusark
Darrin & Brenda Smith
Teri & Mike Sporer
Cody & Jaclyn Stamm
David & Laura Swanson
Larry & Rashelle Theis
Michael & Maren Trettin
Scott Valbert & John Carstensen
Jeff & Julie Van Baale
Hans Vander Plaats
Sean & Jennifer Vicente
Lee & Cheryl Voigt
Maria & Dave Volante
Chad & Wendy Volkert
Jon & Guyla Volkert
Dale & Jeannine Ward
Neal & Tricia Westin
Cinda Whitten
Andy & Stephanie Wilson
Mike & Pam Wilson
Clarice & Rich Wireman
Angela & Jonathan Wright
Liz & Tom Youngwirth

ELI Members

These members contributed $1,000 - $2,499 to ELI during the most recent United Way of Central Iowa campaign.

Joel Abbott
Jason & Annette Adams
Matthew Ahmann
Wayne & Susan Andersen
Joel & Anne Anderson
Michael & Jennifer Anderson
Julie & Rich Andrews
Thomas & Maria Annis
Mel Appenzeller
John & Shannon Arbuckle
Angie Arthur
Jeff & Maggie Augustine
Jamie Bachman
Ken & Marsha Bailey
Joe Baker
Karen & Jeff Baker
Tom & Kim Bakey
Jerald & Dawn Banwart
Bob Bares
Lisa Bartusek
Chris Batdorf
Chad & Heather Batterson
Wayne & Dodie Bauman
Aaron Becker
Wanda & Jan Becker
Lori Becker
Russ Beecher
Elaine Beitelspacher
Jim Bembenek II
Kate & Blair Bennett
Diane Benoit
Dave & Lynette Bent
Jay & Ann Benzshawel
Ryan & Michelle Berends
Sheila Bergman
Kelly Betts
Nancy & Bob Betz
Patti Betzer
Todd & Melana Beuse
Brock & Alicia Biggerstaff
Jesse Bingham
Doug Black
Brian Blankenburg
Ross Bodensteiner
Eric & Darci Boehlert
Chris & Mechael Bofinger
Natalie Book-Sangster
Nataliya Boychenko
Dawn Brandt
Darla Brendemuehl
Andrew Broesder
Brian & Andrea Brunk
Kelley Buchacker
John Burgus
Pat Burk
Trent Burley
Sheila Burton
Lisa & Mark Buster
Kevin & Shari Butler
Ward & Heidi Buttolph
Marne & Jeff Buzzell
Vern Johnson & Teree Caldwell-      Johnson
Neal & Melanie Campbell
Kevin & Jamie Carlson
Steve Carlson
Amanda Carstens Steward
Marquis Carter
Linda Carter-Lewis
Nola Cartmill
Candace Cartwright
Castelline Family
Kevin & Shelly Catlett
Krista Celsi-Frank & Gary Frank
Julian & Jennifer Chaky
Kevin Chaloupecky
Denise Charter-Jones
Eddie & Renae Chesnut
Dan Clark
Jeff Clayton
Elliot Cobb
Mary Jane Cobb & John Outcelt
Franklin & Tracy Codel
Suzanne Cohrs
Matt & Susannah Cole
Neal & Stacy Coleman
Roberta Conrad-Freese
Mitchell & Patricia Corbett
Heather & Spencer Coulter
Brad Craig
Clint Crain
James Neely & Bridget Cravens-     Neely
James & Kelly Crippen
Thomas & Linda Cross
Ken & Pam Cumpston
Margie Custis
Serenity Daniels
Jeff & Kristi Davick
Mike & Kris Dee
Chuck & Tammera Denton
Jeff Denzin
Niki DePhillips
Lisa Dickhoff
Peter & Kristin Diliberti
Greg & Mary Ellen Dockum
Blaine Doerrfeld
Scott & Kathy Doherty
Will Dougherty
Josh Dreyer
Scott & Mary Ducar
Stephen & Erica Duke
Jeremy & Dianna Dunlavey
Sam & Stephanie Early
Julie & Mason Eggleston
Nick & Lizzie Elliott
Matt Ellis
Katie Eppers
Tricia Erb
Dawn Evans
Andrea Everling
Michael Faley
Kevin Fangman
Diane & Dave Faris
Barb Farnsworth
Dr. Helene Fein
Tony Fenton
Jacque & Trevor Feuerhelm
Caron & Steve Findlay
Rebecca Finneran
Chad & Marit Florke
Joe Fortelka
Denise Fowler
Ann & Marty Fredericks
Ryan & Kala Frederiksen
Chris & Donia Freese
Kevin & Tracy Frette
Andrew Freymann
Sarah & Luke Frieberg
Lisa & Kevin Fritz
Doug & Christa Gach
Traci & Jamie Galligan
Jody & Bobette Galloway
Paul Galloway
Guy & Deana Gast
Steve & Jill Geadelmann
Nate Geurkink
Marian Rueter Godwin
Corinne Goode
Matthew Gooding
Doug Goodwin
Lynda Goplerud
Marina Grabchuk & Mark Chain
Christopher Grady
Steve & Lynn Graves
Russ & Lisa Greenwood
Michelle Griffith
Drs. Luke & Heather Groben
Mike & Kathy Grossman
Carl Groth
Luke & Alma Grove
Kerry Gumm
Neal Gutterson & Laura Courtney
Brandon & Jennifer Haas
Chad & Misty Hade
Jennifer & Irving Hahn
Sarah Hambrick
Jill Hamilton
Mark & Melinda Hanrahan
Phil & Beth Hansen
Kevin & Kristin Hansen
Matt Hanson
Renee Hardman
Mike & Monica Harrison
Cindy & Jeff Heemstra
Tara Heeren
Julie Heimann
Jim Heldt
Dale & Jo Helling
Michelle Hemesath
Carol & Todd Hemphill
Chick & Shari Herbert
Christopher Higdon
Nick & Jill Hittner
Tom & Jennifer Hochberger
Gerry Holloway
Brent & Kris Hoover
Jon & Tonya Hopkins Jr.
Keith & Leah Hoppe
Kelley & Ryan Howell
Michael Hubbard
Lisa Hulscher
Jarrod & Jennifer Igou
Ashton & Dan Israel
Scott & Christina Jarck
Scott & Natausha Jean
Sean & Sheila Jenkins
Linda & Michael Jennings
Randy & Beth Jensen
Tom & Kimberly Jensen
David Johns
Tom & Karen Jones
Anurag & Sunaina Joshi
Mike & Sasha Kamper
Jane Keairns
Brent & Emily Kell
Tracy & Judy Kendzora
Shannon Kern
Wanita Kilcollins
Mark & Jackie King
Sheila King
Patrick & Lisa Kirchner
Miles Kirts
Jeananne & Scott Kleckner
Leslie Klemme
Greg & Patti Kliegl
John Knapp
Sean & Kelsey Knowles
Jim & Chanda Koher
Mark Konrad
Michelle Kopp
Dan & Kris Koster
Cindy Kreuder
Craig Krimbill
Joe Kroska
Ryan & Megan Kruger
Sara Krzyczkowski
Deanna Kueter
Dan & Sara Lahey
Joe Langel
Amanda Larson
Nick & Kara Larson
Gene LaSuer & Diane Stahle
John Laurenzo
Shelly Lawrence
Adam Leach
John & Jolene Lensing
Austin Lewis
Jill & Derek Lippincott
Chris & Peggy Littlefield
Thomas Lloyd
James & Regina Lowery
Garrison Lynch
Luke & Alicia Lynch
Eric Madcharo
Mark & Staci Madetzke
Able & Stephanie Mahaffey
Matt Butler & Heidi Mannetter
Jeff & Mandy Marcinko
Timothy Marleau
Becca Mataloni
Brent & Krista Mathisen
Tom & Jessica Mathisen
Julie & Harry Matternas
Theresa & Mac McConeghey
Mike & Rhonda McCoy
Ken & Linda McCullum
Scott & Lindsay McEachron
Mike & Beth Meissen
Carmen Mendenhall
Lisa Mentzer
Jeff Menz
Brent & Lisa Messelheiser
Jan Miller
Tom & Beth Minger
Gary Mishler
David & Jana Molnar
Jonathan & Beth Montpas
Renee Montz
Ashley Moody
Michael Moody
Joe Murphy
Lisa & Kevin Murray
Laura Nedved
Joel & Lisa Nelson
Mark Nelson
Charlie Nichols
Jeffrey Niemann
Mark Oehlerking
Michael & Nancy Olson
Eileen O'Meara
Gordon Opland & Sharon                 Sorensen
Tara & Matt Osborne
Valeria Pallwitz
Stephanie & Mike Pate
Matt Patrick
Karen Pearston & Paul Moran
Colin Pennycooke
Stephen Petosa
Matt & Christa Phillips
Jeremy Phillips
Cy & Meighan Phillips
James & Nickie Pistillo
Kent Pollpeter
Tyler Pontier
Drew Porter
Rich & Jackie Pullen
Ashley Quint
Renee Raap
Roger & Karla Radda
Justin & Donnis Rafferty
Phil Randall
Alex & Holly Randell
Joshua & Laura Rank
Amanda & Ted Rasmusson
John & Luann Rathjen
Luke & Kara Reimers
Marvin & Susan Reints
Kate Remaly
Kelly Renfrow
David Rewerts
Tim & Emily Rhoades
Michelle Rich & Jeremy Seibert
Christina Riedel
Carol Rinauro
Lori Ripper
John & Cindy Roepke
Darin & Roxi Roggenburg
Samantha Rollins
Fallon & Matt Ross
David Roth
Stuart & Brooke Ruddy
Rich & Katie Rumsey
Paul & TeAnna Rupprecht
Jennifer & Tony Sadiq
Brent & Amber Sandquist
Angela Sass
Katherine & Kevin Saunders
Bo & Nora Schatzberg
Tom & Michelle Scheid
Casey & Rachel Scheve
Brenda Scholten
Steve Richter & Patti Schroeder
Roni Schuling
Jennifer Schumann
Tom & Barb Sersland
Tim Severson
Jeff & Renee Shaffer
Ali Shemirani
Torianno Shepherd
Julie Leclere
Kevin Smith
Lori Smith
Mondale & Lucreia Smith
Michelle Smith
Kristine Soliday
Rob Soule
Emily & Jason Sparks
James & Sheryl Stampfli
Maria Steckel
Sharon & Brian Steffen
Brenda & Tim Stephany
Meg & Cullen Stevens
Jim & Tacia Stockberger
Susan Stocum
Brad Stoermer
Brooklynn & Ryan Stone
Rob & Carrie Stout
Beth Stuck
Randy & Denise Sturm
Den & Hillary Sullivan
Ian Sunderman
Debra Svoboda Epp
Elizabeth Swanson
Eric Swanson
Daniel Syata
Kristin & Dan Tague
Joy & Tamir Talmon
Melissa Taylor
Andy & Teri Tebockhorst
Cortney Thede
Seth Thomas
Craig & Julie Thompson
Judy Thorpe
Joni Tibbetts
Michelle & Duncan Tilton
Melissa Timmerman
Bryant & Tamara Tjeerdsma
Fabio Torchetti
Sue Triplett
Darryl & Jamie Trunnel
Riley Tucker
Michael & Courtney Turner
Aaron Twedt
Don & Heather Tyrrel
Eleke & Latisha Ukpabi
Brent & Esther VanderWaal
Jim & Angela Veatch
Kyle & Sasha Veenstra
Jim & Marcia Vetter
Allen Robinson & Gina Vitiritto-         Robinson
Nile & Kendra Vorbrich
Jeff & Laura Vorwerk
Brett & Kasey Walker
Matt Wallace
Paul & Andrea Weinberg
Jeff & Michelle Wendel
James West, Jr.
Paige & Morgan Wheat
Ryan & Andrea White
Steve & Michele Whitty
Sean & Melissa Wiechman
Adam & Jennifer Wildman
Dave & Lynn Wilkerson
Charles & Diane Williams
Bill & Allison Wood
Alan & Renee Wood
Randy & April Woodbury
Melissa Worrel
Shauna Wright
Doug & Beth Wurth
Lisa & Dan Wylam
Ryan & Stephanie Wynne
W.M. Yearick
Chase Young
Phil & Patti Young
Betty Youngblood
Courtney Yuskis
David & Dana Zahn
Jerry Zenk
Chen Zhang