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 T. Allely
Brad & Kristin Broberg
Jacob Durik & Amy Tincher-Durik
Ryan & Amber Fick
Rudy & Melissa Fors
Rod & Heidi Foster
Patrick & Karen Halter
Patrick & Traci Hellman
Fred & Charlotte Hubbell
Todd Jones
Ed & Sue Kenny
Dean & Jill Lambert
Steve & Alison Lang
Rick & Deb McConnell
Doug & Heather Olson
Doug & Susan Roozeboom
Renee & Steve Schaaf
John & Julie Schreurs
Dwight Soethout & Deanna Strable-Soethout
Paul & Mary Vial

ELI Lead Members

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

Wayne & Susan Andersen
Dave & Ann Ashton
Tim & Sue Askland
Jeffrey A. & Marie K. Austin
Randy & Natalie Bachman
Christine C. Barker
Kathy J. Bauer
Wayne & Dodie Bauman
Brian & Emily Beckett
Jason & Katie Belding
Craig & Rhonda Bergstrom
Nancy & Bob Betz
Curt Boelman
Randy & Lisa Bolin
John & Sara Broadrick
Drew & Abby Buhrow
Frederick & Valeska Buie
Joe & Sandy Burvee
Jay & Katie Byers
Jim & And Cade
Paul & Kelly Cain
John Carstensen & Scott Valbert
Linda Carter-Lewis
Brett & Amy Cassabaum
LaNae & Joe Ceryanec
Jeff & Kristi Chapman
Mitchell & Pat Corbett
Paul & Nora Crosthwaite
Brenda Cushing
Dave & Christy Daniels
Scott & Deb Debruin
Dr. Richard L. Deming
Mark & Robin Denkinger
Pattie Dennis
Blaine Doerrfeld
Ty & Mindy Doggett
Sarah Dorr
Rob & Jenny Dowil
Ryan Downing

  & Sara Middleton
Charles & Wendy Drucker
Dave Dueland
Chad & Melanie Ellsworth
Thad & Cassandra Erickson
Dave & Nora Everett
Jason & Kim Felker
Kevin & Cindy Freese
Paul & Sue Ann Fromm
Bokkyeong & Cornel Fuerer
Eric & Chrisann Funk
Christa & Doug Gach
Michael & Lindsay Garvin
Nate & Courtney Geurkink
Nick & Jill Gifford
David C. Gilmore
Christopher Grady
Steve & Lynn Graves
Neal Halder & Liz Nilsson-Halder
Jonathan Hall
Kimberly & Glen Hall
Melinda Hanrahan

Betsy Happe
Peggy & David Harrison
Susan Hatten
Samuel & Lori Hawbaker
Matthew Hellman
Jeff & Arlene Heng
Scott & Kimberly Herren
Dale Hoppe
Leah Hoppe

Candence Bidler Hurley & Brian 
  Hurley
Jeff & Melissa Inman
Christopher & Jennifer James
Eric & Karen Johnson
Mark & Janet Johnson
Scott Johnson & Julia Lawler
Ted Johnson & Phil Brawner
Chris & Meredith Jones
Adnan Junuzovic

Greg Kayko
John & Lisa Kenworthy

Tim & Nancy Kintner
Benjy & Allison Klostermann
Tim & Erin Kozitza
Scott & Susan Leiberton
Joyce & Terry Lillis
Greg & Barb Linde
Derek & Jill Lippincott
Brian & Jen Machan
Heidi Mason
Rob & Chris Mathews
Warren & Margaret May
Jenny McCoy
Matt & Heather McDermott

Kenny & Jill McDonald
Doug & Suzanne McKinstry
Lisa Mentzer

Daniel & Leslie Merriman
Joyce Ann Merschman Ludlow

Julie Middleswart
Todd & Ashley Millang
Mike Mock
Guy & Sandy Montag
Nancy Muecke

Sandy Nelson
Sheila D. Oliver
Gordon Opland
  & Sharon Sorensen
David Pecenka
Jennifer Perkins
Dustin & Nicole Petersen
Steve & Melissa Pope
Kevin & Kathi Prien
Jacalyn Priestly
Rich & Cindy Raabe
Doug & Jenny Rants
Beth Raymond
Jay & Jillian Reavis
Derek & Toni Retherford
Scott & Lisa Riedl
Darin & Roxi Roggenburg
James & Holly Roland
Teri & Todd Ross
Mustafa & Lisa Sagun

Angela Sass
Corey & Kelli Schmidt
Karen Shaff & Steve Jayne
Sam & Kelly Shelley
Michael Simpson
Darrin & Brenda Smith

Mondale & Lucreia Smith
Lori Smith
Teri & Mike Sporer
Cody & Jaclyn Stamm
Jason & JoAnn Stone
Dave & Laura Swanson
Michael & Maren Trettin
Riley Tucker
Jeff & Julie Van Baale
Hans Vander Plaats
Sean & Jennifer Vicente
Lee & Cheryl Voigt
Maria & Dave Volante
Jon & Guyla Volkert
Doug & Susan Walkup
Dale & Jeannine Ward
Neal & Tricia Westin
Cinda Whitten
Andy & Stephanie Wilson
Mike Wilson

Clarice & Rich Wireman
Bill & Allison Wood
Angela & Jonathan Wright
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
Matt Ahmann
Gina Amos
Wayne & Susan Andersen
Chris & Kristie Anderson
Dan Anderson
Joel & Anne Anderson
Michael & Jennifer Anderson
Mike & Tracy Andreasen
Julie & Rich Andrews
Thomas & Maria Annis
John & Shannon Arbuckle
Angie Arthur
Patty & Steve Ashbaugh
Susan Ashworth
Jamie Bachman
Kelli Bacon
Joe Baker
Karen & Jeff Baker
Tom & Kim Bakey
Todd & Stephanie Bandow
Jerald & Dawn Banwart
Chris Batdorph
Aaron Becker
Lori Becker
John & Lynette Bednarz
Elaine Beitelspacher
Diane Benoit
Dave & Lynette Bent
Jay & Ann Benzshawel
Ryan & Michelle Berends
Sheila Bergman
Todd & Melana Beuse
Brock Biggerstaff
Ross Bodensteiner
Eric & Darci Boehlert
Chris & Mechael Bofinger
Mary Bontrager
Andrew Bracken
Dawn Brandt
Darla Brendemuehl
Andrew Broesder
Brian & Andrea Brunk
Becky Buch
Kelley Buchacker
Brian & Julie Buckallew
Jason & Ellen Buhrow
Fred & Valeska Buie
Pat Burk
Trent Burley
Jeff & Meredith Burnison
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
Nola Cartmill
Candace Cartwright
Kevin & Shelly Catlett
Krista Celsi-Frank & Gary Frank
Julian & Jennifer Chaky
Kevin Chaloupecky
Denise Charter-Jones
Eddie & Renae Chesnut
Andrea Chugg
Jeff Clayton
Ron & Sherry Clingman
Mary Jane Cobb & John Outcelt
Elliot Cobb
Franklin & Tracy Codel
Kendra Colbert
Matt & Susannah Cole
Spencer & Heather Coulter
Bradley Craig
James Neely & Bridget Cravens-    Neely
James & Kelly Crippen
Ken & Pam Cumpston
Jennifer Curtis
Serenity Daniels
Jeff & Kristi Davick
Rachelle & Thad Dawson
Michael Dee
Chuck & Tammera Denton
Jeff Denzin
Niki & Joe DePhillips
Gregory Dewey
Lisa Dickhoff
Scott & Kathy Doherty
Tom & Sara Doruska


Mary Draayer
Joshua Dreyer
Rose Dunham
Jeremy & Dianna Dunlavey
Ryan & Lui Dutton
Sam & Stephanie Early
Mason & Julie Eggleston
Mike Elam & Billi Hunt
Nick & Lizzie Elliott
Tricia Erb
Joy Evans
Andrea Everling
Larry & Anita Ewart
Eric Fallon
Kevin Fangman
Diane & Dave Faris
Dr. Helene Fein
Tony Fenton
Krista Ferguson
Caron & Steve Findlay
Leon & Nicole Fitch
Chad & Marit Florke
Alyson Flowers
Amber Foley
Greg Foote
Joseph Fortelka
Denise Fowler
Todd Parker & Lisa Foxworthy-        Parker
Ann & Marty Fredericks
Ryan & Kala Frederiksen
Chris & Donia Freese
Jenny Chung & Justin Frerichs
Kevin & Tracy Frette
Andrew Freymann
Sarah & Luke Frieberg
Lisa & Kevin Fritz
Wilma Gajdel
Traci Galligan
Jody & Bobette Galloway
Stephanie Garwood
Steve & Jill Geadelmann
Jenny Gibbons
Jessica Giesinger
Marian Godwin
Corinne Goode
Matthew Gooding
Lynda Goplerud
Tom & Kathy Gray
Russ & Lisa Greenwood
Drs. Luke & Heather Groben
Mike & Kathy Grossman
Luke & Alma Grove
Neal Gutterson & Laura Courtney
Stephanie Haezebroeck
Jennifer & Irving Hahn
Jason Haigh
Sara Hallberg
Sarah Hambrick
Kevin & Kristin Hansen
Phil & Beth Hansen
Matt Hanson
Mike & Monica Harrison
Cindy & Jeff Heemstra
Tara Heeren
Jim Heldt
Dale & Jo Helling
Carol & Todd Hemphill
Brian Hendrickson
Brad Henry
Courtney & Ricki Henry
Stephanie Hershey
Sally Hilleman
Nick & Jill Hittner
Gerry Holloway
Brent & Kris Hoover
Jon & Tonya Hopkins Jr.
Bre & Eric Horstman
Karman Hotchkiss
Ryan Howell
Michael Hubbard
Ann Hudson
Ted Hughes
Lisa Hulscher
Jarrod & Jennifer Igou
Dan Israel
Scott & Christina Jarck
Scott & Natausha Jean
Sean & Sheila Jenkins
Randy & Beth Jensen
Tom & Kimberly Jensen
Jay & Shelly Johnson
Anurag & Sunaina Joshi
Julie Juhl
Amy Jurasek
Mike & Sasha Kamper


Jane Keairns
Tracy & Judy Kendzora

Shannon Kern
Wanita Kilcollins
Mark & Jackie King

Patrick & Lisa Kirchner
Miles Kirts
Jeananne & Scott Kleckner
Greg & Patti Kliegl
Sean & Kelsey Knowles
Al Knudsen
Greg & Michelle Kopp
Cindy Kreuder
Joe Kroska
Sara Krzyczkowski
Deanna Kueter
Debbie & David Ladehoff

Ben Lammers & Kara Eichman
Marie Lane
Joe Langel
Nick & Kara Larson
Adam Leach

Mike & Sadie Lee
Daniel Leibfried

John & Jolene Lensing
Chris & Peggy Littlefield
Mike Lovell
James & Regina Lowery
Jessica Lyon
Renae Maddy
Mark & Staci Madetzke

Able & Stephanie Mahaffey
Jeff & Mandy Marcinko
Becca Mataloni
Brent & Krista Mathisen
Tom & Jessica Mathisen

Julie & Harry Matternas
The McAndrew Family

Shelby McAndrew
Theresa & Mac McConeghey
Mike & Rhonda McCoy
Scott & Lindsay McEachron
Matthew McQuillen
Tory & Carrie Mears
Mike & Beth Meissen
Carmen Mendenhall
Jeff & Renee Menz
Brent & Lisa Messelheiser
Mick & Janet Messman

Tom & Beth Minger
Gary Mishler
John & Maureen Mitchell
Jennifer Montgomery
Jonathan & Beth Montpas
Ashley Moody
Joe Murphy
Lisa & Kevin Murray
Claire Muselman
Trish Nees
Nick & Crissy Nelson
Sandy Nelson
Rush & Beht Nigut
Glenn & Mary Kay Oberlin
Mark Oehlerking
Danielle Olson
Mike Olson
Elieen O'Meara

Michael Oppold
Mike & Mary Origer
Tara & Matt Osborne
Aileen Owen
Jerry Owen
Valeria Pallwitz

Rachel Parker
Stephanie Pate
Karen Pearston & Paul Moran
Colin Pennycooke
Cy & Meighan Phillips
Jeremy Phillips
Matt & Christa Phillips
Steve & Steph Pick
Kent Pollpeter
Drew Porter
Rich & Jackie Pullen
Renee Raap
Roger & Karla Radda
Phil Randall
Joshua & Laura Rank
Amanda & Ted Rasmusson
John & Luann Rathjen
Kady Reese
Luke & Kara Reimers
Jan Reinicke
Marv & Susan Reints
Kelly Renfrow
Tim & Emily Rhoades
David Rewerts
John & Cindy Roepke
Samantha Rollins

Jackie Rolow
Matthew Rowles
Stuart & Brooke Ruddy
Alan & Tanya Ruden
Rich & Katie Rumsey
Paul & TeAnna Rupprecht
Brian Rybarik
Jennifer & Tony Sadiq
Brent & Amber Sandquist
Kari Sauer
Katherine & Kevin Saunders
Kyle Schafroth
Casey & Rachel Scheve
Brenda Scholten
Steve Richter & Patti Schroeder
Roni Schuling
David & Victoria Selinger
Tom & Barb Sersland

Jeff & Renee Shaffer
Torianno Shepherd
Julie Leclere
Nell & Art Slusark
Kevin Smith
Lori Smith
Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith
Lauren & Cameron Snyder
Kayleen Sornson

Emily & Jason Sparks
Teri & Mike Sporer
Jason Stanley

Maria Steckel
Sharon & Brian Steffen
Adam Steffensmeier
Brenda & Tim Stephany
Megan & Cullen Stevens
Jim & Tacia Stockberger
Susan Stocum
Brooklynn & Ryan Stone
Rob & Carrie Stout
Beth Stuck
Denise Sturm
Ian Sunderman
Deb Svodoba Epp
Elizabeth Swanson
Eric Swanson
Daniel Syata
Kristin & Dan Tague
Joy & Tamir Talmon
Andy & Teri TeBockhorst
Cortney Thede
Seth Thomas
Michelle & Duncan Tilton

Bryant & Tamara Tjeerdsma
Terrence Tobin & Maureen              Roach Tobin
Greg & Kim Tornberg
Darryl & Jamie Trunnel
Michael & Courtney Turner

Eleke Ukpabi
Carrie Valster
Brent & Esther VanderWaal
Jim & Marcia Vetter
Allen Robinson & Gina Vitiritto-        Robinson
Nile & Kendra Vorbrich
Brett & Kasey Walker

Matt & Nicky Wallace
Dale & Brenda Weatherly
Paul & Andrea Weinberg

Jeff & Michelle Wendel
Paige & Morgan Wheat
Steve & Michele Whitty
Adam & Jennifer Wildman
Dave & Lynn Wilkerson
Charles & Diane Williams
Aaron & Sarah Witt
Alan & Renee Wood
Randy & April Woodbury
Kelly Woods
Mark & Penny Woods
Shauna Wright
Doug & Beth Wurth
W.M. Yearick
Chase Young
Geri Young
Phil & Patti Young
Betty Youngblood

Elizabeth & Tom Youngwirth
Courtney Yuskis
Jerry Zenk