The 1946 Society is a giving program that honors the founding year of the Fulbright Program, 1946.
In 2015, the Fulbright Association established the 1946 Society to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Program. Members enjoy exclusive benefits that include VIP event invitations, briefing sessions, and recognition at Fulbright Association programming. “1946ers” are the Fulbright Association’s most loyal and generous donors, foundational to FA’s success and impact.
Joining the 1946 Society supports the Fulbright Association’s mission to continue and extend the Fulbright tradition of education, advocacy, and service. 1946 Society members work towards this mission, in part, by donating $1,946 annually.
This support funds all of the Association’s programs, including advocacy to Capitol Hill, chapter programs nationwide, and community outreach through Fulbright in the Classroom.
We invite all donors who give $1,946 or more during a calendar year to this community of donors.
Community– Enjoy VIP invitations to new programs, special celebrations, and exclusive events with and networking opportunities among other 1946ers.
Early Access to Event Registration– Secure tickets before tickets are available to our full membership, ensuring you will always have a special seat.
Quarterly Briefing Sessions – Stay engaged with Fulbright Association strategy and happenings through an exclusive virtual briefing with FA’s Executive Director.
Public Recognition – Inspire our Fulbright community of givers through recognition on the Fulbright Association webpage and in the Fulbright Association Annual report.
Spirit Wear – Showcase your support for the Fulbright Program with access to the newest Fulbright Association-branded spirit wear, publications, and merchandise.
1946 SOCIETY MEMBERS
(Updated December 19, 2022)
David and Katherine Bradley
Margo P. Cohen
Julius E. Coles
Richard A. Colignon
Bruce A. Fowler*
Mary Ellen Heian Schmider*
J. Michael Korff
Susan Leider Munzer
H. Andréa Neves*
Duc Viet Nguyen
H. David Rosenbloom
Mary Ann Stanton
Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick (honored by Annette Lantos Tillemann-Dick and Yonatan Doron)
*Inaugural 1946 Society member
1946 Society Members of the Year
Annually, the 1946 Society Member of the Year Awards honors two 1946 Society Members who exemplify the Fulbright Association mission to continue and extend the Fulbright tradition of education, advocacy and service.