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Founders’ Society

The Founders’ Society is SAR’s premier giving circle comprised of individuals with shared interests in intellectual pursuits and artistic creativity. Membership mixes friendship and philanthropy to benefit SAR and its social impact in the world.

Founders' Society Event

Dinner at a Founders’ Society event.

Members of the Founders’ Society support SAR’s position as a national leader in generating cutting-edge work in the social sciences and Native American arts through the programs of the recently launched Creative Thought Forum.

The goal of the Creative Thought Forum is for SAR to bring to Santa Fe exciting and inventive thinkers whose work illuminates topics of broad public concern, ranging from climate change and growing social inequality to the unanticipated risks posed by new technologies.

Founders’ Society members are invited to private luncheons, dinners, receptions, and other exclusive events. If you are a current Founders’ Society member, or are considering joining, please find the 2018-2019 Founders’ Society Events Form by clicking here.

SAR gratefully acknowledges its current Founders’ Society members:

David and Tina Bogle
Dorothy Bracey and Tom Johnson
John R. Camp and Michele Cook
Joseph and Bunny Colvin
Eric and Barbara Dobkin
Ronald and Susan Dubin
Susan Foote and Stephen Feinberg
Karl and Susan Horn
Philip B. Howell and Mary Amelia Whited-Howell
Don and Jean Lamm
Louise Lamphere
Steve and Ellen LeBlanc
John and Diane Lenssen
Dana and Jim Manning
Richard Hertz and Doris Meyer
Mary Mill
Douglas and Brenda Nelson
Patty and Arthur Newman
Douglas and Christine Preston
Marcus Randolph and Merrilee Caldwell
James and Barbara Robins
Pamela Saunders-Albin
Barbara and Ted Seeley
Scott and Kimberly Sheffield
Bert and Colleen Spencer
Kenneth E. Stilwell
Betty M. Vortman

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For more information, please contact Laura Sullivan, director of development, at (505) 954-7238 or