The Society Circle

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

All 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 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-September 2021

Founder's Circle ($1,000+)

Joan Benedetti (in honor of Jon Evans)
Sherman Clarke (in memory of Williame Dane)
Gregory Most
Mark Pompelia (in honor of Janine Henri)
Carol Terry
Lynda White

President's Circle ($500 - $999)

Mary Williamson
Claire Gunning
Christian Ziereis

Patron's Circle ($200 - $499)

Jon Evans (in honor of Joan Benedetti)
Leigh Gates
Milan Hughston
Deirdre Lawrence (in memory of Margaret B. Zorach)
Kathy Woodrell

Member's Circle ($100 - $199)

Stacy Brinkman
Marilyn Carbonell
Samantha Deutch
Tamara Fultz
Amy Furness
Carol Graney
Lindsay King
John Maier (in honor of Dan Lipcan)
Emilee Mathews
Carol Ng-He
Quentin Pace
Jacqueline Protka
Suzanne Rackover
Gabrielle Reed
Sylvia Roberts
Liv Valmestad
Barbara Young

Contributor's Circle ($10 - $99)

Allison Benedetti
Meg Black
Karyn Hinkle
Beth Hylen
Leah Sherman

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)