2020 Tocqueville Society Community Service Award


2020 Tocqueville Society Community Service Award

Since 1973, United Way Worldwide has recognized individuals who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, and service, making an impact in their community in positive, life-giving ways.

This year we had the pleasure of awarding Tracy and Scott Buchanan with the Tocqueville Society Community Service Award for their long-standing 24 year and counting dedication and commitment, both financially and in service, throughout Buncombe County-- a breathtaking award created for them by local hand-blown glass creators Lexington Glassworks.



A Commitment to Service Through the Years...

  • Tracy dedicated six years of service on United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County's Board of Directors in two three year terms from 2004-2009. She missed us so much that she renewed her commitment in 2013 and we're honored that she'll be joining us in service again in 2021.
  • Scott has been a steadfast member of our leaders in action Tocqueville Society giving group and helped build a strong partnership amongst our organization with the wonderful WNC Bridge Foundation, which continues to thrive today.
  • Tracy also served as a Loaned Executive Officer during our annual campaign season and executed an impressive flashmob to none other than Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Socially Distant Surprise Award Presentation...In the Rain!

Thoughtful Words of Support from the Community

"Tracy and Scott are stalwart community supporters. When I think of people who are always stepping up to help, they come to mind. We're lucky to have them as such an active part of our philanthropic community." -Kit Cramer, President & CEO of Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce

"It was truly a pleasure to work with Tracy and Scott Buchanan. Whenever United Way needed support, time, or leadership, they always answered the call." -David Bailey, Former President & CEO of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

"For as long as I have known Tracy and Scott, they've always been very supportive of United Way's work. From serving on various committees, providing sponsorships, and opening up their home for social networking events. And how could we forget the amazing Thriller Flash Mob led by Tracy during her time as campaign chair? Now that's going the extra mile! Congratulations on receiving this well-deserved award." -Kevin Montgomery, VP of Resource Development, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

"We are very proud to have the Buchanan family as part of our YMCA family." -Paul Vest, CEO of YMCA WNC