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

2021 Vanguard and Leadership Donors

Tocqueville Pillar

Tocqueville Society

Gregory and Amy Gibson

Mark T. Hughes

Richard and Kymberli Payonk

Dan and Barbara Weber

Vanguard Keystone

Vanguard Pillar

Jameel Ahmed and Christine Buckley

Dennis and Valorie Callahan

Rob and Tammy Coons

Steve and Lori Danielson

Susan Decker and Vicki Kosowsky

Steve and Mary Holman

Bert and Patty Williams

Mark and Dawn Williamson

Vanguard Cornerstone

Ron and Gloria Artigue
Steve and Kathy Fleshner
Kristi Howe

Cary and Norma Laxer
John and Karen Lukens

Gary and Judy Schomer
Dr. William and Mrs. Nancy Shriner
Christian and Alia Shuck

John R. Adkins
Dr. Hans Andreasen
Lucas and April Barnes
Benjamin Bennett
Helen Blower
Brenda Bonine
Chantel Booth
Daniel and Cheri Bradley
Curt and Linda Brighton
Melvin L. and Kathryn Burks
Bridget Katie Butwin
Caroline Carvill
Kelsey Chase
Denise Collins
Michael and Debbie Collins
Bart and Debra Colwell
Debra Kay Considine
Kristin Craig
Jeff and Sondra Cress
Jeff and Gil Crews
John and Lea Anne Crooks
Robin Crumrin
Kyle and Holly Curtsinger
Robert Davidson
Barry and Joanne Davignon
Robert and Mary Doti
Brian and Karen Dyer
Paul and Nancy Edgerton

Kimberly Elliot
John and Carol Etling
Mary Fazekas
Linda Ferguson
Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Finch
Pete and Donna Gustafson
Jane A. Hadley
Brandon Halleck
Erik and Melinda Hayes
Don and Genine Ireland
Wes and Danielle Isbell
Mark R. Johnson
Alan J. Kassis
Wayne and Dottie King
Deanna King
Dr. and Mrs. Roland Kohr
Mark and Joyce Krock
Terry Lagrange
John E. Lang
Norman and Britt Lowery
Kim J. Marlow
Craig and Diann McKee
Dr. Bruce and Mrs. Constance McLaren
Monica McNabb
Becky Miller
Gary Morris
Dr. Michael J. and Mrs. Patricia A. Murphy

Kathy Pallutch
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
Diana J. Quatroche
David Rader
Brennan and Beth Randolph
Don Richards and Martha Crossen
B.J. and Mary Riley
Don and Nancy Rogers
John Royse
Gregory Runyon
Trudy and Jim Rupska
Sidney Stamm
Jeff K. Stockton
Kevin and Kathy Sutterer
Lori Swick
Gail Thompson
Ann Venable
Charlie and Kim Welker
Robert A. Wiemuth
John and Lori A. Wilson
Steve and Joy Witt
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Gordon and Linda Afdahl
Margie Anshutz
Michael and Dorothy Chambers
Nathan and Heather Chenette
Mary Ann Clark
Christi Fenton
Daniel Gmelich

Jim Harrison
Laurie Hill
Connie E. Hire
Gloria E. Jackson
Ted and Sarah Kissinger
Jessica A. Livingston and Michael Vastola
Summer Long

Jodi Moan
Nancy Payonk
Heather Rayl
Chris and Erma Reynolds
Jane Tennis
Brad and Mary Thompson
Bill and Teresa Treash

Mary Ellen Adams
Rhonda J. Adams
Craig and Leah Allman
Scott Anthony
Travis Auterson
Douglas Barnhart
Gary and Victoria Barrett
Traver Bays
Melinda Belles
Tiffany Bennett
Kerry L. Biddle
John Black
Jennifer Blank
Noah Brewster
Gerald W. Brian
Nancy and Dan Briggs
Janet Brosmer
David L. Brown
Tammie Brown
Grant and Lisa Bryant
Jeanna A. Bumgardner
James D. Campbell
Seth Carter
Jason Casad
Jerome Case
John P. Chaney
Bruce Chapman
Derick Chilfton
Daniel Cleveland
Aaron Conner
Clayton D. Cooke
Kolton Cornwell
April Cottrell
Jeff Cox
Robert and Lori Davingnon
Chad and Elizabeth Davis
William Deal
Dakota Dean
Andrew and Angela Decker
John Denton
Concetta DePaolo
Dave and Abby Desboro
Brian and Paula Dillion
John and Rolanda Dinkel
Mark R. Dobrzynski
Hannah and Nicholas Donatucci
James and Nancy Dowell
June Dunbar
Ross DuVall
Alicia Elston
Cristy Emrick
Amy Ennen
William Epp
Greg and Lori Essig
Mitchell Estep
Ryan and Ashley Falconbury
Rachel Fisher
David Flinn
Nolan Flinn
Gary Fortune
Paul H. Foster
Ed Funk
Michael D. Gallagher
Thomas Gilbert
Zara Gilbertson
Brett R. Glendening
Bill and Peggy Grimes
Keary Guin

Michelle L. Gutish
James and Valerie Hair
Jenny Hanley
David and Karen Harding
Lynn Hare
Patricia Harper
Jennifer Harrah
TJ and Cindy Hart
Colin Heap
Michelle Hein
Cole Helton
John and Terri Hemminghouse
Christopher Hettinger
Mark Hiatt
Benjamin Higgins
Ryan Hixon
Beth Hock
Chris and Amanda Hogue
Anthony Holmes
Wendy Horsley
Blake Howell
Chris Hudson
Edward Huey
Xavier Humes
Donald Humphreys
Justin Humphreys
Kevin Jerrell
Bryan K. Johnson
Eric Johnston
Todd Jones
Jamie and Jennifer Jones
Bill Kasselman
Crystal Keith
Charla Keller
Korbert Kelly
Gavin Kent
Larry King
Jimmy R. King
Josh King
James E. King
Todd Kinnett
Robert and Jennifer Kirchoff
Timothy Kirkman
Duane Klueh
Carol Koehler
Richard Koenig
John and Barbara Kristler
Dana Kump
Stephanie Lanke
Paul Lapp
Bailey Lawson
Paul Lemoine
Eddie Lilako
Chad Lindsay
William Long
Jamie Lowe
Jason Lowrance
Michael Lynch
William J. Maher
Daniel Marincel
Denise Mattas
Paul and Linda Maule
Robin McCallister
Darron McCrary
Jeremiah McCreery
Dennie and Teresa McGuire
Randy McKean
Brent Miller

Gary M. Miller, Sr.
Frank Mills
Baron Mitchell
David Montgomery
Gregg and Jennifer Morris
Daniel Morrision
Dr. and Mrs. John Morse
Tyler Murlin
Michael Myers
Amy Naidu
Emma Jean Neal
Derek Neely
John and Kristina Newlin
Jeff and Maria Nickels
Dr. Mark and Sylvia Oster
Anthony Payton
Chuck Pearman
Mike Petrowski
Christopher Pierce
Shawn Pohlman
Stuart Powell
Frank J. Rice
John and Tammy Roach, III
Colby Roach
Thomas Roberts
Christina Roshel
Mara, Jace, Zada and Kira Russell
Chris Schellenberg
Jonathan and Natalie Scherle
Jay Schinkel
Brian Schutter
Roxann Scott
Russell Sedam
James M. Sharp
Christopher Sharp
David Shore
Jay Singer
Kenneth E. Slater, Jr.
Douglas Smith
Ryan Smith
Tracy Smith
Ann Smith
Henry and Natali Stadler
Robert Steadman
Lisa Stein
John Stevenson
Connie L. Swalls
Daniel C. Swift
Douglas Taylor
Michael Thomas
Carol Thompson
Carson Thrasher
Jordan Trachtenberg
William Treash
Richard Vining
Cory Ware
Nichelle Washington
Margaret Mary Welch
Justin Welling
Luthea Wilson
Joe Wright
Eric Wright
Wesley Wymer
Debra Yeargin
Chris and Gary Young
Sally Zuel
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