Leadership Giving

Leadership Giving

Those who did more and made today a little better.

Webster’s Dictionary describes Vanguard as “the forefront of an action or movement.” Members of The Vanguard Leadership Giving Program are individuals truly dedicated to shaping our corner of the world today and tomorrow.  Vanguards are donors who contribute $1,000 or more to United Way each year.

We come from different backgrounds and do different things, but we come together as one for the community. Choose the United Way leadership giving group that’s right for you.

Vanguard Leadership Giving Society

The Vanguard Leadership Giving Society is chaired by Alia and Christian Shuck.  Christian, an Advancement Officer at Rose Hulman-Institute of Technology, and Alia, the Executive Director of Marketing at Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute and Greencastle, are deeply involved in the community.  Their desire is to grow the Vanguard Society into a group of fellow community-minded individuals.


“United Way is in a unique position, at a time in our community when it is most needed, to serve as an organizational hub for non-profits, private businesses, educators, civic leaders and volunteers to work together. If we all find ways to cooperate, and share knowledge and resources, we can pull on the rope in the same direction with a lot more strength. United Way can be the platform from which we all spring into action.”  -Alia and Christian Shuck

United Way of the Wabash Valley recognizes those individuals who give $1,000 or more annually as Vanguard Leadership Givers. The generosity of all donors, including Leadership Givers, creates opportunities for a better life for all of us in the Wabash Valley.

Foundation: $1,000

Cornerstone: $2,500

Pillar: $5,000

Keystone: $7,500

Tocqueville Society $10,000

Tocqueville Pillar: $25,000

Emerging Leadership Giving Society

Emerging Leaders represent the next generation of business and community leaders giving back to the Wabash Valley. With an annual gift of $500 or more, Emerging Leadership gifts create a solid foundation for all of the work in our community, and inspires others to stand together and make a difference.

Community Lead Investor: $750

Community Investor: $500

2020 Vanguard and Leadership Donors

This year’s totals include gifts made to the Wabash Valley COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Tocqueville Pillar


Tocqueville Society

Gregory and Amy Gibson

Laney Meis

Richard and Kymberli Payonk

Dan and Barbara Weber

Vanguard Keystone

Jameel Ahmed and Christine Buckley

Mark and Dawn Williamson

Vanguard Pillar

Dennis and Valorie Callahan

Rob and Tammy Coons

Steve and Lori Danielson

Susan Decker and Vicki Kosowsky

Gary and Judy Schomer

Vanguard Cornerstone

Bob and Julie Baesler
Rhett and Jennifer Beaumont
Steve and Kathy Fleshner
Michael and Ann Hewner
Steve and Mary Holman

Kristi J. Howe
Cary and Norma Laxer
John and Karen Lukens
Dr. Bruce and Mrs. Constance McLaren

Brian and Dorothy Mimms
Gary Morris
Dr. William and Mrs. Nancy Shriner
Christian and Alia Shuck

John R. Adkins
Craig and Leah Allman
Dr. Hans Andreasen
Ron and Gloria Artigue
Benjamin Bennett
Helen Blower
Brenda Bonine
Chantel Booth
Daniel and Cheri Bradley
Curt and Linda Brighton
Melvin L. Burks
Bridget Katie Butwin
Caroline Carvill
Jerome Case
Dr. John and Mrs. Elinor Cleveland
Denise Collins
Michael and Debra Collins
Bart and Debra Colwell
Debra Kay Considine
Kristin Craig
John and Lea Anne Crooks
Robin Crumrin
Kyle and Holly Curtsinger
Robert Davidson
Barry and Joanne Davignon
Joe and Sue Dayhuff
James and Nancy Dowell
Tony Doyle
Brian and Karen Dyer
Paul and Nancy Edgerton
Sarah Edgerton
Tina Elliott
Kimberly Elliot
William Epp
John and Carol Etling
Mary Fazekas
Linda Ferguson

Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Finch
Randy and Marla Flowers
Dave and Janet Friedrich
Beverly Grubb
Pete and Donna Gustafson
Jane A. Hadley
Mars and Susan Harlan
Erik and Melinda Hayes
Mark Hays
Troy and Bernice Helman
Amy Hock
Steve and Carol Holliday
Marta Hughes
Don and Genine Ireland
Mary E. Jacob
Mark R. Johnson
Alan J. Kassis
Wayne and Dottie King
Deanna King
Dr. and Mrs. Roland Kohr
Mark and Joyce Krock
John E. Lang
Norman and Britt Lowery
Daniel Marincel
Kim J. Marlow
Kelly Marshall
Lawrence and Patricia Mauer
Craig and Diann McKee
Karen and Christ Milieau
Becky Miller
Jodi Moan
Karen Moore
Carol Myers
John and Kristina Newlin
Tom and Laurice Newlin
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Page
Kathy Pallutch

Nancy Payonk
John and Karen Perry
Mary Caye Pfister
Kenneth and Diana Pierce
John Plasse
Stephanie and Ross Poland
Josh and Susan Powers
Bob and Mary Beth Prox
David Rader
Brennan and Beth Randolph
Lu Reynolds
Don Richards and Martha Crossen
B.J. and Mary Riley
Don and Nancy Rogers
John Royse
Trudy and Jim Rupska
Robert and Penny Schafer
Brent Schludecker
Bruce Sheets
Lisa Spence
Randall Stevens
Jeff K. Stockton
Kevin and Kathy Sutterer
Gail Thompson
Ann Venable
Charlie and Kim Welker
Eric Wiatt
Robert A. Wiemuth
Bert and Patty Williams
Lori A. Wilson
Steve Wilson
Jim Winning
Steve and Joy Witt
Joseph Wyman
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Gordon and Linda Afdahl
Gregory Boyd
Bobby Bradley
Mary Ann Clark
Jeff & Gil Crews
Caleb Emrick
Christi Fenton

David S. Gedde
Daniel Gmelich
Krista Grange
Jim Harrison
Laurie Hill
Connie E. Hire
Wes and Danielle Isbell
Mark and Lisa Lee

Jessica A. Livingston and Michael Vastola
Lori A. Moon
David and Cathi Myers
Merrie Ray
Tim and Michelle Sturgess
Jane Tennis
Bill and Teresa Treash

Rhonda J. Adams
Margie Anshutz
Lucas Barnes
Gary and Victoria Barrett
Tiffany L. Bennett
Kerry L. Biddle
Jennifer Blank
Lorna Brett
Gerald W. Brian
Nancy Briggs
Janet Brosmer
Tammie Brown
Grant and Lisa Bryant
Jeanna A. Bumgardner
Edith Campbell
James D. Campbell
Jason Casad
John P. Chaney
Bruce Chapman
Derick Chilfton
Daniel Cleveland
Janette Cole
JoAnn Comer
Clayton D. Cooke
Kolton Cornwell
Jeff Cox
Marsha Cummins
Julie Cunningham Schlosser
Robert and Lori Davingnon
John Dayton
Andrew Decker
Concetta DePaolo
Robert DePasse
Dave and Abby Desboro
Samuel L. Deters
Peggy Didier
Paula Dillion
John and Rolanda Dinkel
Mark R. Dobrzynski
Hannah and Nicholas Donatucci
June Dunbar
Ross DuVall
Alicia Elston
Cristy Emrick
Amy Ennen
Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Epplin
Kristina M. Ervin
Ryan and Ashley Falconbury
Gary Fortune
Paul H. Foster
Robert D. Fox, Jr.
Ed Funk
Michael D. Gallagher
Jennifer Garrison
Dan Gisel
Brett R. Glendening
Thomas Good
Michelle L. Gutish

James and Valerie Hair
Brandon Halleck
Jenny Hanley
David and Karen Harding
Lynn Hare
Jennifer Harrah
Judith Haskell
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Hayes
Colin Heap
Terri Hemminghouse
Christopher Hettinger
Mark Hiatt
Benjamin Higgins
Brian Hinshaw
Linc Hobbs
Beth Hock
Chris and Amanda Hogue
Wendy Horsley
Chris Hudson
Donald Humphreys
Justin Humphreys
Jennifer L. Hutchens
Jennifer Isbell-Scott
Hunter Jackson
Gloria E. Jackson
Kevin Jerrell
Bryan K. Johnson
Todd Jones
Bill Kasselman
Crystal Keith
Mary Kelly
Larry King
Jimmy R. King
Josh King
Todd Kinnett
Robert and Jennifer Kirchoff
Timothy Kirkman
Duane Klueh
Richard Koenig
Barbara Kristler
Stephanie Lanke
Vanessa Li
Eddie Lilako
Chad Lindsay
Jamie Lowe
Jason Lowrance
Denise Mattas
Linda Maule
Robin McCallister
Darron McCrary
Jeremiah McCreery
Teresa McGuire
Randy McKean
Susan McPheeters
Gary M. Miller, Sr.
Lynn H. Morales
Jenny Morris
Daniel Morrision

Dr. and Mrs. John Morse
Tyler Murlin
Valentine Muyumba
Emma Jean Neal
Derek Neely
Jeff and Maria Nickels
Dr. Mark and Sylvia Oster
Jennie L. Patten
Chuck Pearman
Mike Petrowski
Carolyn Pigg
Shawn Pohlman
Erin Powell
Stuart Powell
Natalie Pugh
Diana J. Quatroche
Frank J. Rice
Thomas Roberts
Wm. Joe and Michelle Robinson
Mara, Jace, Zada and Kira Russell
Lee Schaefferkoetter
Jonathan and Natalie Scherle
Jay Schinkel
Brian Schutter
Roxann Scott
James M. Sharp
Jay Singer
Kenneth E. Slater, Jr.
Patrick W. Smith
David Smith
Douglas Smith
Ann Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stadler
Lisa Stein
Kimberly Streeter
Connie L. Swalls
Daniel C. Swift
Michael Thomas
Mary Thompson
Carol Thompson
William Treash
Matthew Bauters
Brenda Voll
Donovan Weiler
Margaret Mary Welch
Justin Welling
Sally and Thomas Whitehurst
Gerhard Wieners
Chris Williams
Luthea Wilson
John E. Wilson
Lori Winings
Joe Wright
Eric Wright
Debra Yeargin
Chris and Gary Young
Sally Zuel
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