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 2023 - July 2023

Founder's Circle ($1,000+)

Beverly Joy-Karno (In honor of Howard Karno Travel Award)
Mark Pompelia

President's Circle ($500 - $999)

Sandra Brooke Gordon
Deborah A. Kempe (In honor of Gabrielle Reed)

Patron's Circle ($200 - $499)

Rebecca M. Price
Rachel Resnik (In honor of Marilyn Russell)
Heather E Topcik
Kathy J. Woodrell
Melanie E. Emerson
Jon Evans (In honor of Marilyn Russell)
Gabrielle vl Reed (In honor of Debbie Kempe)
Suzanne Rackover
Member's Circle ($100 - $199)
Stacy Brinkman
Kim K. Collins
Dan Lipcan (In honor of Lori Salmon)
Beverly A. Mitchell
Marilyn L. Russell
Ann B. Whiteside
William Sean Connor
Lindsay M King
Sylvia Roberts
Louis V. Adrean
Meg Black
Sarah C. Carter (In honor of BJ Irvine)
Samantha Deutch
Carla M Ellard (In memory of William D. Wittliff)
Jessica M Evans Brady
Paula Farrar (In honor of Northwest Chapter)
Stephanie Fletcher (In honor of Conference Childcare)
Lauren Gottlieb-Miller (In honor of Gabrielle Reed)
Katharine Keller
Gregory P. J. Most
Margherita Naim
Margot Nishimura (In honor of Mark Pompelia)
Elizabeth (Lily) A Pregill
Kristen A. Regina
Kathleen E. Salomon (In memory of Joyce Pellerano Ludmer)
Heather Slania
Karen Sigler (In memory of William D. Wittliff)
Kenneth Soehner
Deborah Ultan (In memory of Herbert Scherer)
Liv Valmestad

Contributor's Circle ($10 - $99)

Carla-Mae Crookendale
Stephanie H Grimm

Past Founder's Circle Members

Those listed as past Founder's Circle members reflect those who donated $1,000 or more in a given calendar year.

2022

A G Foundation (In honor of Milan R. Hughston) 

Joan M. Benedetti (In honor of Joan and Robert Benedetti)

Milan R. Hughston

Sherman Clarke (In memory of Patricia J. Sullivan) 

Gregory P. J. Most

Eileen Baker

Roger C. Lawson

Daniel A. Starr

Kathryn M. Wayne

Mark Pompelia (In honor of Rebecca M. Price)

ARLIS Upstate New York Chapter

2021

Anonymous

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 and Gabrielle Reed)

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

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

2018

Joan Benedetti

Sherman Clarke

Daniel Starr

2017

Joan Benedetti

Sherman Clarke

Daniel Starr

2016

Joan Benedetti

Sherman Clarke

Joan Benedetti

Sherman Clarke (in honor of Wittenborn

Books)

2014

Joan Benedetti

Sherman Clarke (in honor of Wittenborn

Books)

Doris Freitag (in memory of Dr. Wolfgang M.

Freitag)

2013

Joan Benedetti

2012

Joan Benedetti

2011

Joan Benedetti

William Dane

2009

Joan Benedetti

Deborah Boudewyns

2008

Joan Benedetti

2007

Joan Benedetti

Wolfgang Freitag (In Honor of Pamela J. Parry)

2006

Joan Benedetti

2005

Nancy Allen (in honor of Caroline Backlund)

Joan Benedetti*

Deborah Ultan Boudewyns (Francis V. Gorman

Art Library Fund, University of Minnesota,

Wilson Library)

2004

Joan Benedetti

Betty Jo Irvine (in honor of Indiana University

graduates specializing in Art and Visual

Resources Librarianship)