The Society Circle

The Society Circle was formed in 2003 to acknowledge our donors.

All individuals who donate to ARLIS/NA are automatically recognized via the Society Circle. Learn more about the donation levels and associated benefits ’on the Donate Now page.

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Designated Funds Available 

  • $50k for 50 Years Fund
  • Conference Speakers Fund
  • Conference Speakers of Color Fund
  • Internship Fund
  • Travel Grant Fund
  • International Relations Study Tour Scholarship
  • Unrestricted Gifts to the Society
  • Unrestricted Gifts to the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference

Learn more about each fund on the Donate Now page.

Impact of Awards

Donations to ARLIS/NA have a direct impact on the careers of award recipients; past honorees attest to this. Contributions to awards are contributions to the future of the profession. Learn more from past awardees on how the awards, made possible through your support, impacted the professional careers of art information professionals.

Awardee Stories

Society Circle Members

ARLIS/NA acknowledges individual donors quarterly based on their cumulative donations in given calendar/fiscal year (January-December). ARLIS/NA acknowledges the following individuals for their generous support during the prior quarter or year to date by quarter.

Donors January 2022 - March 2022

Founder's Circle ($1,000+)

Joan M. Benedetti (In honor of Joan and Robert Benedetti)
A G Foundation (In honor of Milan R. Hughston) 
Milan R. Hughston
Gregory P. J. Most
Kathryn M. Wayne

President's Circle ($500 - $999)

Hannah Bennett
Quentin Pace (In honor of the ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter)
Jack Robertson
ARLIS New York Chapter
ARLIS Mid-States Chapter

Patron's Circle ($200 - $499)

ARLIS Ohio Valley Chapter
Eric Chaim H. Kline
ARLIS Central Plains Chapter
Thomas E. Young
Nancy Norris (In honor of Bethany Mendenhall) 
Leigh Gates
John Hagood
Gabrielle V L Reed
Elizabeth (Lily) A Pregill
Clayton Carroll Kirking
ARLIS Mountain West Chapter

Member's Circle ($100 - $199)

Stacy Brinkman
William Sean Connor
Samantha Deutch
Barbara Reed
Amy Furness
Suzanne Rackover
Melanie E. Emerson
Margaret Culbertson
Kim K. Collins
Kenneth Soehner
Jon Evans (In memory of Margaret Ford) 
John J. Taormina (In memory of Garneta E. and Joseph C. Taormina)
Adele Flannery
Ann Lindell
Cara A. List
Christina Peter ( In memory of Erin Elliott)
Heather Slania

Contributor's Circle ($10 - $99)

Brooke E. Henderson
Allison R Benedetti
Beth Owens
Deborah Ultan (In memory of Herbert Scherer)
Elinor Nacheman
Gwen Mayhew
Jane Darcovich
Leah Reilly Sherman
Meg Rebecca Black
Rebecca K. Friedman
Robert R. Garzillo
Stephanie Fletcher (In honor of Leigh Gates)

Past Founder's Circle Members


Joan Benedetti (in honor of Joan and Robert Benedetti)

Sherman Clarke (in memory of Harlan Sifford)

Carole Ann Fabian

Edward C. Goodman

Milan R. Hughston

Deborah A. Kempe (in honor of Mark Pompelia)

Roger C. Lawson (in honor of Deborah Kempe)

Gregory P.J. Most

Lindy J. Narver

Mark Pompelia (in honor of Janine Henri)

Daniel A. Starr (in memory of Harlan Sifford)

William Stanton

Carol Terry

Lynda White

Allen K Townsend

Allison Benedetti

Amy Furness

Amy Trendler

Ann B. Abid

Ann B. Whiteside

Barbara Young

Beth Hylen

Beverly A. Mitchell

Beverly Karno (in honor of Howard Karno Books)

BJ Irvine

Carol Graney

Carol Ng-He 

Carol S Terry

Christian Ziereis

Christine L. Sundt

Claire Gunning

Dan Lipcan (in honor of Amy Trendler)

Darlene I. Tong 

Deirdre E Lawrence

Deirdre Lawrence (in memory of Margaret B. Zorach)

Edward H. Teague (in memory of Jason and Jasper


Elizabeth M. O'Keefe

Emilee Mathews

Gabrielle Reed

George-McKinley Martin

Jacqueline Protka

Jane Darcovich

Janine J. Henri

Jeffrey L. Horrell 

Joan Beaudoin

Joan Benedetti (in honor of Joan and Robert Benedetti)

John Latour (in memory of Marilyn Berger)

John Maier (in honor of Dan Lipcan)

Jon Evans (in honor of Joan Benedetti)

Judy Dyki

Karyn Hinkle

Kathy Woodrell

Laura M. Schwartz

Lauren Hannon Gottlieb-Miller (in honor of Jon Evans)

Leah Sherman

Leigh Gates

Leslie E. Abrams

Linda R. Zieper

Linda Seckelson

Lindsay King

Liv Valmestad

Louis Adrean

Lyn M. Korenic (in memory of William C. Bunce)

Malia Van Heukelem

Margaret N. Webster 

Maria Oldal

Marilyn Carbonell

Marilyn L. Russell 

Martha S. Maier 

Mary Williamson

Maryhelen W Jones 

Meg Black

Melanie E. Emerson

Milan Hughston

Pamela J. Parry

Paula B. Gabbard 

Quentin Pace (in honor of ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter)

Rachel Resnik

Rebecca M. Price

Robert Lobe

Rodica Tanjala Tanjala Krauss (in memory of Erin Elliott)

Samantha Deutch

Shalimar Fojas White

Shira Loev Eller

Stacy Brinkman

Stephanie H Grimm

Susanne Javorski

Suzanne Rackover

Suzy Frechette (in honor of Carol Terry)

Sylvia Roberts (in honor of Mark Pompelia, Amy Trendler and Laura Schwartz)

Tamara Fultz

Trudy B. Jacoby (in honor of Trudy and Tom Jacoby)

2019 - 2020

Joan Benedetti (in honor of Jon Evans)

Sherman Clarke (in memory of Williame Dane)

Milan Hugston

Roger Lawson

Kay Teel

Kathryn M. Wayne


Joan Benedetti

Sherman Clarke

Daniel Starr


Joan Benedetti

Sherman Clarke

Daniel Starr


Joan Benedetti

Sherman Clarke

Joan Benedetti

Sherman Clarke (in honor of Wittenborn



Joan Benedetti

Sherman Clarke (in honor of Wittenborn


Doris Freitag (in memory of Dr. Wolfgang M.



Joan Benedetti


Joan Benedetti


Joan Benedetti

William Dane


Joan Benedetti

Deborah Boudewyns


Joan Benedetti


Joan Benedetti

Wolfgang Freitag (In Honor of Pamela J. Parry)


Joan Benedetti


Nancy Allen (in honor of Caroline Backlund)

Joan Benedetti*

Deborah Ultan Boudewyns (Francis V. Gorman

Art Library Fund, University of Minnesota,

Wilson Library)


Joan Benedetti

Betty Jo Irvine (in honor of Indiana University

graduates specializing in Art and Visual

Resources Librarianship)