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.

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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 current year.

Donors January 2021 - December 2021

Founder's Circle ($1,000+)

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

President's Circle ($500 - $999)

Claire Gunning
Janine J. Henri
Jeffrey L. Horrell (in honor of Jeffrey L. Horrell)
BJ Irvine (in honor of BJ Irvine)
Deirdre E Lawrence
Darlene I. Tong (in honor of Darlene I. Tong)
Margaret N. Webster (in honor of Margaret N. Webster)
Ann B. Whiteside
Mary Williamson
Christian Ziereis

Patron's Circle ($200 - $499)

Jon Evans (in honor of Joan Benedetti)
Shalimar Fojas White
Leigh Gates
Milan Hughston
Lyn M. Korenic (in memory of William C. Bunce)
Deirdre Lawrence (in memory of Margaret B. Zorach)
Dan Lipcan (in honor of Amy Trendler)
Elizabeth M. O'Keefe
Pamela J. Parry
Rebecca M. Price
Suzanne Rackover
Rachel Resnik
Marilyn L. Russell (in honor of Marilyn L. Russell)
Christine L. Sundt (in honor of Christine L. Sundt)
Carol S Terry
Kathy Woodrell

Member's Circle ($100 - $199)

Ann B. Abid
Louis Adrean
Stacy Brinkman
Marilyn Carbonell
Samantha Deutch
Judy Dyki
Melanie E. Emerson
Suzy Frechette (in honor of Carol Terry)
Tamara Fultz
Amy Furness
Carol Graney
Stephanie H Grimm
Susanne Javorski
Beverly Karno (in honor of Howard Karno Books)
Lindsay King
Robert Lobe
John Maier (in honor of Dan Lipcan)
Martha S. Maier (in honor of Martha S. Maier)
Emilee Mathews
Beverly A. Mitchell
Carol Ng-He
Maria Oldal
Quentin Pace (in honor of ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter)
Jacqueline Protka
Suzanne Rackover
Gabrielle Reed
Sylvia Roberts (in honor of Mark Pompelia, Amy Trendler and Laura Schwartz)
Laura M. Schwartz
Edward H. Teague (Jason and Jasper Teague)
Allen K Townsend
Amy Trendler
Liv Valmestad
Lynda S. White
Barbara Young
Linda R. Zieper

Contributor's Circle ($10 - $99)

Leslie E. Abrams
Joan Beaudoin
Allison Benedetti
Meg Black
Jane Darcovich
Paula B. Gabbard (in honor of Paula B. Gabbard)
Lauren Hannon Gottlieb-Miller (in honor of Jon Evans)
Karyn Hinkle
Beth Hylen
Trudy B. Jacoby (in honor of Trudy and Tom Jacoby)
Maryhelen W Jones (in honor of Maryhelen W Jones)
John Latour (in memory of Marilyn Berger)
Shira Loev Eller
George-McKinley Martin (in honor of George-McKinley Martin)
Carol Ng-He (in honor of Carol Ng-He)
Linda Seckelson
Leah Sherman
Rodica Tanjala Tanjala Krauss (in memory of Erin Elliott)
Malia Van Heukelem

Past Founder's Circle Members

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)