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About the President’s Circle

The President’s Circle is a group of philanthropic individuals who give generously to support SAR’s mission and programs, helping foster innovative social science and Native American creativity.

Through a diverse schedule of private events, President’s Circle donors are able to deepen their own knowledge and become more engaged with others who share their interests. Your participation offers the rare and enriching experience of interacting with resident scholars, artists, and researchers from around the country and the globe.

To join the President’s Circle, click here.

For more information about the President’s Circle, please contact Laura Sullivan, Director of Development, at or by calling (505) 954-7238.



Upcoming President’s Circle Events

The Peace Warrior: A Journey through Estella Loretto’s Sculpture Garden and Gentle Spirit Studio @ Presented at the Home and Studio of Estella Loretto, Santa Fe, NM
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Admission: Free event for President’s Circle members and SAR Board of Directors

Estella Loretto

Estella Loretto. Photo courtesy of Estella Loretto

Estella Loretto was a 2001 King Artist Fellow at SAR. During her time at SAR, the tragedy of 9/11 hit. This event had a tremendous impact on her work. She was so inspired by the Native Americans from her home, Jemez Pueblo, who went to Ground Zero to offer a prayer of peace for those who died, she created a monumental sculpture in their honor. This sculpture is residing in her home sculpture garden and is looking for a permanent home. Estella will share her story of the Peace Warrior and give us a tour of her studio that includes beautifully designed and crafted bronze sculptures, paintings, and jewelry.

Estella Loretto, from Jemez Pueblo, is currently the only Native American woman working in monumental bronze sculpting and is recognized internationally as one of the finest sculptors living today. Estella has studied and trained with mentors including her mother, her grandmother, and most notably with Native American sculptor Allen Houser-Haozous. Her highly valued and sought after artistic work has always reflected her internalized spiritual vision of the world. Estella believes that good art should be inspiring and nurturing to the soul.