The 1946 Society is a Giving Program honoring the founding year of the Fulbright Program. The Fulbright Association established the 1946 Society in 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Program. Members enjoy exclusive benefits that include event invitations, behind-the-scenes access to prominent Fulbrighters, and high-level recognition at events. Join the 1946 Society to support academic exchanges and the Fulbright Association’s mission to advance international understanding. 1946 Society members do this work through donating, $1946 in their first year, and $1000 every subsequent year.

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Benefits of 1946 Society Membership

  • Be a visible ambassador – Special individual opportunities to advocate on Capitol Hill. These include meetings with representatives in Congress, sharing your Fulbright story to support continued funding for the Program.
  • Exclusive event invitations – Enjoy VIP invitations to new programs, special celebrations, and an annual celebration with other 1946ers.
  • Early bird event registration – 1946ers can secure tickets before tickets are available to our full membership, ensuring you will always have a special seat.
  • Meet visiting Fulbrighters – Have one-on-one meetings with Fulbrighters from across the globe who are studying or teaching in your city.


Fred Acker
Elizabeth Adkins-Regan
Joan Anderson
Dick Arndt
John Ausura*
Diedrich Bader
Gyorgy Baffy
Bettina Blake
Frederic Borch
Max Burns*
Marilyn Callander*
Timothy Cobau
Margo Cohen
Richard A. Colignon
Pamela Cook
Alex Counts
Michael DeLucia
Nils de Mol van Otterloo
Kim Eger
Jenise Englund
Pauline Eveillard
Fulton Fischer
Bruce Fowler
Scott Friedman
Marilyn Gaddis
Robert Gervasi
Heather Godsmark
Kay Goss
Krishna Guha
Sudha Haley
Mufi Hannemann
Beverly Hawk
Robert Helm*
Loren Hershey*
John Horvath
Stanley Jacobson
Sung-Hou Kim
Elbrun Kimmelman
Peter Kolker
Bill Krantz
Leland Lazarus
Caroline Levander
Ann Lewis
Elsa Limbach
DeDe Long
Julia McNamara
Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann
Sherry Mueller
Michael Mueller
Barbara Mossberg
Jay Nathan*
Nancy Neill*
Andrea Neves
Sharon Nickols
Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg
Karl Pister
Stephen Penman
Mitzi Perdue
James Polshek
Hoyt Purvis
Phil Rakita
Ramesh Ramakrishnan
Dolores Rinke
Jenifer S. Rogers
David Rosenbloom
Ulku Rowe
John Sargent*
Mary Ellen Schmider*
Robert Schock
Georgia Shreve
Suzanne Siskel
Donald Sparks
Mary Stanton
Brendan Thomson
Anthony Viscusi
William Vocke
John Vogel*
Nancy York*
*Inaugural 1946 Society member


We have more than 50 members now, each of us donating $1000 annually. That $50,000/year gives us a reliable base of financial support for such chapter lead programs as Fulbright in the Classroom, Fulbright Service Corps, and Fulbright Forum. You can help us make Fulbright’s voice heard in communities across the country.