Tocqueville Society Celebrates 2023 Achievements and Future Goals at The Shelby in Allentown

On Thursday, May 28, over 100 Tocqueville donors gathered at The Shelby’s new outdoor dining and event space. Incoming CEO Marci Lesko expressed gratitude to Shelby owners and hosts, Donny and Ashley Petridis, and shared 2023 campaign successes, including $17M raised directly from Tocqueville donors! Last year, Tocqueville also boasted 73 new members, and we hope to welcome even more in 2024.

Marci highlighted the critical need for support, referencing recent ALICE findings that reported a 17% increase in local poverty. Previous campaign co-chair Ashley Russo emphasized the value of giving through United Way, while 2024 campaign chair Chris Martin discussed Martin Guitar’s growing involvement, particularly around building on the mental health campaign so successfully championed by immediate past campaign chairs, Adrienne and Tony DaRe.

United Way Tocqueville Society is an alliance of nearly 400 successful business and philanthropic leaders and their families who share a strong commitment and passion for investing in our local community. Learn more here.