Debbie Hubbell has been named winner of the 2013 Tocqueville Society Award, the highest honor given by United Way of Central Iowa.


Hubbell was selected by a committee of past Tocqueville Society Award recipients. She was presented the award at an annual event on Sept. 24.


"As a mother and grandmother, she invests her boundless energy and heart into everything she undertakes," United Way of Central Iowa President Mary Sellers said in a news release. "Thanks to Debbie, many thousands of children have grown, learned and flourished in safe, positive and enriching environments. She's given children opportunities where they had few; she's helped families care for their children in ways they otherwise could not."


Tocqueville Society is United Way's premier philanthropic society, recognizing the 320 individuals and families who contribute $10,000 or more annually to United Way. Each year, the Tocqueville Society Award is given to a local leader who exemplifies inspirational and sustained service to the Central Iowa community through United Way.


Debbie Hubbell and her husband, Mike, joined Tocqueville Society in 2005. She is a founding member of United Way of Central Iowa's Women's Leadership Connection and serves on United Way Worldwide's National Women's Leadership Council. She is a member of United Way of Central Iowa's board of directors and serves on the Education Cabinet.