United Way of Greater Cincinnati Announces Tocqueville Honorees

Donors recognized for their philanthropy and dedication to our community.
May 16, 2024
2024 Tocqueville Awards
Awards presented at the 2024 Annual Tocqueville Celebration
(Leigh Taylor / United Way of Greater Cincinnati)

Contact: media@uwgc.org

CINCINNATI (May 16, 2024) – United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC) is pleased to recognize the generosity and commitment of the organization’s 2024 Tocqueville Award recipients. This year three couples were honored for their philanthropic contributions:

  • Michael and Suzette Fisher
  • Joel and Lisa Stone
  • Barbara and Daman Turner

Their dedication and support play a vital role in advancing UWGC’s mission — promoting the economic well-being of all people in Greater Cincinnati. Tocqueville Society members are among United Way’s most generous donors, and each year we recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions.

“We are fortunate to have passionate supporters who really walk the talk,” said Moira Weir, United Way President and CEO. “It speaks volumes that successful leaders and community advocates like the Fishers, Stones, and Turners believe in our mission and stand with us as we innovate to tackle some of our region’s most complex challenges.”

The 2024 Tocqueville Award winners were honored during a celebration on Tuesday, May 14. Additionally, Tocqueville supporters David and Marsha Taylor were welcomed into the Million Dollar Roundtable, a testament to their dedication to our community.

UWGC is grateful to presenting sponsor UC Health for supporting Tocqueville events throughout the year. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Fifth Third Bank generously provided additional support for the Annual Tocqueville Celebration.

Meet Our 2024 Tocqueville Honorees

Michael and Suzette Fisher
Michael and Suzette are dedicated supporters with a heart for collaboration and community transformation. Their journey is defined by action — volunteering, advocating and generously giving back. They are fueled by witnessing firsthand the impact on families in Greater Cincinnati. They dream of a community where everyone thrives, connected by a shared purpose and personal investment.

Joel and Lisa Stone
Joel and Lisa’s commitment to their community runs deep, inspired by family role models and a profound desire to make a difference. Joel's mother and Lisa's grandfather taught them the importance of giving back, shaping their values and sense of responsibility. For the Stones, philanthropy is a cherished family tradition — a way to leave a positive imprint. They're passionate about supporting United Way, aligning their values with impactful giving to create an inclusive, welcoming community for everyone.

Barbara and Daman Turner
Barbara and Daman’s journey of giving is deeply rooted in faith and a shared commitment to uplifting our community. It started with their first encounter in church and continues through 33 years of marriage. Their belief in the power of collective effort to bring about positive change defines who they are as individuals and as a couple. Together, they advocate for inclusive solutions to build a thriving community where everyone belongs.

Tocqueville’s event series is possible thanks to the generosity of our presenting sponsor UC Health.

UC Health

Additional support for this event is generously provided by: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Fifth Third Bank.
Cincinnati Children's Fifth Third

About United Way of Greater Cincinnati

United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC) fights for the economic well-being of all people in Greater Cincinnati so our entire community can thrive – now and in the future. Founded in 1915, UWGC is one of the region’s largest nonprofit organizations. It is committed to working alongside policymakers, community partners and donors to promote educational success, financial empowerment and housing security. Learn more about UWGC’s work across nine counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana at UWGC.org. #UnitedWeThrive

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