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.

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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
Ryan & Amber Fick
Rudy & Melissa Fors
Rod & Heidi Foster
Chad & Deb Frazell
Traci & Jamie Galligan
Tim & Sharon Glenn

Patrick & Karen Halter
Tom & Holly Harty
Patrick & Traci Hellman
Ted Johnson & Phil Brawner
Benjy & Allison Klostermann
Grant Kvalheim
Rick & Deb McConnell
Doug & Heather Olson  

Justin & Donnis Rafferty
Doug & Susan Roozeboom
Todd & Teri Ross
Renee & Steve Schaaf
Teri& Mike Sporer
Katie Tapper
Paul & Mary Vial
Jon & Guyla Volkert

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ELI Lead Members

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

Chris & Kristie Anderson
Dave & Ann Ashton
Randy & Natalie Bachman
Christine Barker
Dave & Kathy Bauer
Jan & Greg Beckstrom
Ryan & Michelle Berends
Nancy & Bob Betz
Todd & Melana Beuse
Candy Bidler Hurley & Brian Hurley
Curt Boelman
Randy & Lisa Bolin
Brad & Kristin Broberg
Lora Brons
Drew & Abby Buhrow
Trent & Cait Burley 
Joe & Sandy Burvee
Kevin & Shari Butler
Paul & Kelly Cain
Denise Charter-Jones
Mitch & Pat Corbett
Paul & Nora Crosthwaite
Greg & Brenda Cushing
Jaci Dammeier
Dave & Christy Daniels
Dr. Richard L. Deming
Pattie Dennis
Blaine Doerrfeld
Ty & Mindy Doggett
Rob & Jenny Dowil
Dave Dueland
Sam & Stephanie Early
Chad & Melanie Ellsworth
Thad & Cassandra Erickson
Dave & Nora Everett

Kevin Fangman
Gary & Krista Frank
Paul Galloway 
Michael & Lindsay Garvin
Nick & Jill Gifford
Mike & Kathy Grossman
Neal Halder & Liz Nilsson-Halder
Glen & Kimberly Hall
Joe & Betsy Happe
Brett Hartema
Matthew Hellman
Jeff & Arlene Heng
Andy & Kari Hensen
Kyle & Abby Hoekstra
Christine & Charles Holmes
Lisa Holtorf
Leah Hoppe
Debbie & Mike Hubbell
Fred & Charlotte Hubbell
Mark & Janet Johnson
Chris & Meredith Jones
Todd Jones
Mike & Sasha Kamper
Beth Keith
Mark Konrad
Tim & Erin Kozitza
Scott Johnson & Julia Lawler
Scott & Susan Leiberton
Catherine Levene
Greg & Barb Linde
Mark & Staci Madetzke 
Heidi Mason
Rob & Chris Mathews
Brent & Krista Mathisen
Jenny McCoy
Kenny & Jill McDonald
Lisa Mentzer
Jeff Menz
Daniel & Leslie Merriman
Todd & Ashley Millang
Michael Mock & Chad Kennelly
Kevin Morris
Mary Louise & Gerry Neugent
Mark Oehlerking
David Ogden
Sheila Oliver
David Pecenka
Jennifer Perkins
Cy & Meighan Phillips
Kevin & Kathi Prien
Rich & Cindy Raabe
Roger & Karla Radda
Justin & Donnis Rafferty
Josh & Laura Rank
Doug & Jenny Rants
Kelly Renfrow
Scot & Lisa Riedl
James & Holly Roland
Brooke & Stuart Ruddy
Rich & Katie Rumsey
Mustafa Sagun
Brent & Amber Sandquist
Corey & Kelli Schmidt
Brad & Tina Schoenfelder
Aaron & Amy Schomer
John & Julie Schreurs
Kelly & Sam Shelley
Mike Simpson
Darrin & Brenda Smith
Dwight Soethout & Deanna Strable-Soethout
Cody & Jaclyn Stamm
Scott & Jodie Stephens
Meg & Cullen Stevens
Rob & Carrie Stout
David & Laura Swanson
Daniel Syata
Dr. Steve & Susan Taylor
Larry & Rashelle Theis
Jacob Durik & Amy Tincher-Durik
Sharon Tinker
Chris Tobin
Eleke & Latisha Ukpabi
Srinivasa Uppalapati
Scott Valbert & John Carstensen
Jeff & Julie Van Baale
Hans Vander Plaats
Maria & Dave Volante
Chad & Wendy Volkert
Matt Wallace
Dale & Jeannine Ward
Paul & Andrea Weinberg
Neal & Tricia Westin
Cinda Whitten
Andy & Stephanie Wilson
Mike & Pam Wilson
Clarice & Rich Wireman
Randy & April Woodbury
Mark and Penny Woods
Angela & Jonathan Wright
Doug & Beth Wurth
Lisa & Dan Wylam

ELI Members

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

Joel Abbott
Dr. Don & Carol Adams
Jason & Annette Adams
Amy Adkins 
Dan & Suzanne Anderson
Mike & Tracy Andreasen
Julie & Rich Andrews
Thomas & Maria Annis
Mel Appenzeller
John & Shannon Arbuckle
Angie Arthur
Tim & Sue Askland
Jeff & Maggie Augustine
Jamie Bachman
Joe Baker
Tom & Kim Bakey
Bob Bares
Lisa Bartusek
Chad & Heather Batterson
Jim Beal
Lori Becker
Russ & Paula Beecher
Elaine Beitelspacher
Jim Bembenek
Diane Benoit
Sheila Bergman
Barbara Bergmeier
Kelly Betts
Patti Betzer
Oma Blaise Ford
Cindy Blumhardt
Eric & Darci Boehlert
Robin Boerre
Kris Bro
Kelly Buchacker
Brian & Julie Buckallew
John Burgus
Pat Burk
Vern Johnson & Teree Caldwell-      Johnson
Neal & Melanie Campbell
Lindsay Cannaday
Amanda Carstens Steward & Eric Steward
Marquis Carter
Nola Cartmill
Melanie Catlett
Julian & Jennifer Chaky
Kevin Chaloupecky
Andy Chase
Jeff Clayton
Kellie & Shawn Clinton
Mary Jane Cobb & John Outcelt
Franklin & Tracy Codel
Suzanne Cohrs
Matt & Susannah Cole
Neal & Stacy Coleman
David Collison
Heather & Spencer Coulter
David & Jen Craig
James Neely & Bridget Cravens-    Neely
James & Kelly Crippen
Thomas & Linda Cross
Ken & Pam Cumpston
Staci Cunningham
Margie Custis
Chuck & Tammera Denton
Jeff Denzin
Niki DePhillips & Josh Mason
Scott Dobesh

Greg & Mary Ellen Dockum
Brooke Ruddy
Phyllis Rupprecht
Dayle Sanders
Mary Schaeffer
Melissa Scheuerman
Julie Schreurs
Jamie Schug
Mary Seidler
Mary SellersJosh Dreyer
David & Michelle Dufek
Stephen & Erica Duke
Jeremy & Dianna Dunlavey
Ryan & Lui Dutton
Julie & Mason Eggleston
Kyle & Megan Elfers
Brett Elliott
Nick & Lizzie Elliott
Matt Ellis
Tricia Erb
Chris & Joy Evans 
Diane & Dave Faris
Tony Fenton
Jacque & Trevor Feuerhelm
Joe Fortelka
Denise Fowler
Marty & Ann Fredericks
Ryan & Kala Frederiksen
Chris & Donia Freese
Kevin & Cindy Freese
Kevin Frette
Andrew Freymann
Greg & Sarah Frickenstein
Doug & Christa Gach
Steve & Jill Geadelmann
Nathan & Renee Geurkink
Travis & Nancy Gjoraas
Marian Reuter Godwin
Jill Goehring-Feilmeier
Matthew Gooding
Lynda Goplerud
Larry & Kathy Graeve
Steve & Lynn Graves
Russ & Lisa Greenwood
Michelle Griffith
Bret Groenenboom
Kerry Gumm
Brandon & Jennifer Haas
Chad & Misty Hade
Jennifer & Irving Hahn
Nick & Leanna Halfhill
Sarah Hambrick
Mark & Melinda Hanrahan
Kevin & Kristin Hansen
Phil & Beth Hansen
David & Jodi Hanson
Matt Hanson
Joe & Amanda Harless 
Onnalisa Heck
Cindy & Jeff Heemstra
Danny & Katy Heggen
Julie Heimann
Angela Heldt
Jim Heldt
Dale & Jo Helling
Chick & Shari Herbert
Scott & Kim Herren
Brad Hershberger
Emilie Hess
Christopher Higdon
Nick & Jill Hittner
Jon & Tonya Hopkins Jr.

Kelley & Ryan Howell
Michael Hubbard
Lisa Hulscher
Lisa Jacobus
Scott & Christina Jarck
Scott & Natausha Jean
Sean & Sheila Jenkins
Linda & Michael Jennings
Randy & Beth Jensen
Tom & Kimberly Jensen
David Johns
Eric & Karen Johnson
Anurag & Sunaina Joshi
David & Julie Juhl
Jane Keairns
Tracy & Judy Kendzora
The Kern Family
Shannon Kern
Mark & Jackie King
Megan Kirk
Miles Kirts

Jeananne & Scott Kleckner
Greg & Patti Kliegl
Jennifer Klinkhammer & Aaron Vesperman
Sean & Kelsey Knowles
Joe Kroska
Megan & Ryan Kruger
Sara Krzyczkowski
Deanna Kueter
Dan & Sara Lahey
Joe & Rachel Langel
John Laurenzo
Shelly Lawrence
Mary Lease Griffin
Michelle & Justin Leonard
Jill & Derek Lippincott
Chris & Peggy Littlefield
James & Regina Lowery
Jen Machan
Able & Stephanie Mahaffey
Tom & Jessica Mathisen
Ron Matthews
Mike & Rhonda McCoy
Ken & Linda McCullum
Scott & Lindsay McEachron
Doug & Suzanne McKinstry
Connor McNaughton
Christina McNeeley
David & Katie Merlo
Brent & Lisa Messelheiser
Julie & Andy Middleswart
Thomas & Elisabeth Minger
Gary Mishler
Ashley Moody
Michael Moody
Joel & Lisa Nelson
Nicholas Nelson
Julie Opdahl
Deb & Tim Ordal
Jerry & Aileen Owen
Valeria Pallwitz
Todd Parker & Lisa Foxworthy-Parker
Stephanie & Mike Pate
Colin Pennycooke
Stephen Petosa
Denise Pfeifer
Jeremy Phillips
Matt & Christa Phillips
John & Jennifer Pietila
James & Nickie Pistillo
Sam Richeson
Christina Riedel
Carol Rinauro
Darin & Roxi Roggenburg
Sean Rooney
Dave & Deanna Roth
Alan & Tanya Ruden
Paul & TeAnna Rupprecht
Jennifer & Tony Sadiq
Jonathan Sandoval
Casey & Rachel Scheve
Janice Schroeder
Jennifer Schumann
Rajasundar Senthilnayagam
Jeff & Renee Shaffer
Travis & Jen Sheets
Missy & Loren Sisler
Brad & Sarah Smerage
Mondale & Lucreia Smith
Mathew & Canada Snyder
Kayleen Sornson
Jason & Emily Sparks
Sharon & Brian Steffen
Brenda & Tim Stephany
Jim & Tacia Stockberger
Susan Stocum
Brooklynn & Ryan Stone
Bex Streeper
Randy & Denise Sturm
Elizabeth Swanson
Eric Swanson
Kristin & Dan Tague
Joy & Tamir Talmon
Melissa Taylor
Teri & Andy TeBockhorst
Cortney Thede
Doug Kouma & Ricky Thornburg
Judy Thorpe
Melissa Timmerman
Bryant & Tamara Tjeerdsma
Michael & Maren Trettin
Riley Tucker
Michael & Courtney Turner
Aaron & Melynda Twedt
Kyle & Sasha Veenstra
Sean & Jennifer Vicente
Lee & Cheryl Voigt
Nile & Kendra Vorbrich
Jeff & Laura Vorwerk
Brett & Kasey Walker
Kelley & Jim Wandro
Thomas & Paula Wengert
Ryan & Andrea White
Steve & Michele Whitty
Adam & Jennifer Wildman
Mark Winkel
Bill & Allison Wood
Joleen Workman
Shauna Wright
Chase Young
Phil & Patti Young
Jerry Zenk
Drew Porter
Christ Naumann & Elizabeth Presutti
Jacalyn Priestley
Rich & Jackie Pullen
Phil & Andrea Randall
Luke & Kara Reimers
Marvin & Susan Reints
Tim & Emily Rhoades