Vicente named Tocqueville Society Award winner
Sean Vicente has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the United Way of Central Iowa’s Tocqueville Society Award. The award was presented Thursday evening at the annual Tocqueville Society Celebration sponsored by Ryan Cos. The event celebrates the more than 765 Central Iowa Tocqueville Society members who make up the premier philanthropic leadership group, who invest $10,000 or more each year in the Five Elements of a Thriving Community through United Way of Central. According to a news release, the award is given to an individual or couple who exemplifies inspirational, sustained leadership and service to the Central Iowa community. It is considered one of United Way’s highest honors. Vicente, a managing partner of KPMG’s Des Moines office, said receiving the award was a humbling experience. “For me, being a part of United Way of Central Iowa is about giving back to impact our entire community, and I’m so proud of the work we have collectively been able to deliver through this organization,” he said in the release. Vicente has been engaged with United Way of Central Iowa since 1993, and serves as its board chair through 2023. During his tenure as Tocqueville Society campaign co-chair in 2017, he helped increase membership and to raise more than $1 million over goal. Photo: Sean Vicente and his wife, Jennifer, are shown after he received the United Way of Central Iowa’s Tocqueville Society Award Thursday evening. Photo by Maharry Photography.