The 1946 Society

The 1946 Society, a giving society, 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 donate $1,946 to the FA general fund annually to this community of donors. Any questions about the Society can be directed to Associate Director for Philanthropy Claire Jagla at or (202) 775-0725.

1946 Society Benefits

1946 Society Members

(Updated July 17, 2023)

Fred Acker
Richard T. Arndt
Gyorgy Baffy
Cynthia A. Baldwin
R. Michelle Beale
Georgia Gene Berryhill
Bettina Blake
Frederic Borch*
Katherine and David Bradley
Marilyn B. Callander*
Jeanne Carr
Timothy Cobau
Margo P. Cohen
Julius E. Coles
Pete Colhoun
Pamela Cook
Gregory Cooper
Jerome Cooper
Alex Counts*
Michael DeLucia
Jenise Englund*
Pauline Eveillard
Don Fels
Fulton Fischer*
Bruce A. Fowler*
Scott Friedman*
Marilyn Gaddis*
Alison Gardy
Robert Gervasi
Heather Godsmark*
Krishna Guha
Sudha Haley
Mufi Hannemann
Beverly Hawk*
Robert Helm*
Loren Hershey*
Stanley Jacobson*
Sung-Hou Kim
Joan Kluwe
Peter Kolker
J. Michael Korff
William Krantz
Teh-Lung Ku
Leland Lazarus
Caroline Levander
Ann von Briesen Lewis
Elsa Limbach
DeDe Long*
Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann
David Evans Maxwell
Charlotte McDaniel
Julia McNamara
Donald Mooers
Brenda Moore
Barbara Mossberg
Michael Mueller
Sherry Mueller*
Jay Nathan*
Nancy Neill*
H. Andréa Neves*
Duc Viet Nguyen
Sharon Nickols*
Stacey Nickson
Stephen Penman
Mitzi Perdue
Mathew Pezon
Manfred Philipp
Thomas Pickering
Jeanine and Roland Plottel
Kamala Raghavan
Ramesh Ramakrishnan
Elizabeth Regan
Dolores Rinke*
Jenifer Rogers
Panarat Rohleder
H. David Rosenbloom
Ulku Rowe
John Sargent*
Mary Ellen Heian Schmider*
Robert Schock
Suzanne Siskel
Donald Sparks*
Mary Stanton
Réka Szemerkényi
George Tesar
Brendan Thomson*
Anthony Viscusi
William Vocke
John Vogel*
Josh Weston
Brian White
Nancy York*
In Memoriam: 
Joseph Babb, honored by Margo Babb
Hoyt Purvis
Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, honored by Annette Lantos Tillemann-Dick and Yonatan Doron
*Indicates Inaugural 1946 Society Member

Welcome to Members who Joined in 2022!

Members of the Year

Annually, the 1946 Society Member of the Year Awards honors two members who exemplify the Fulbright Association mission to continue and extend the Fulbright tradition of education, advocacy and service.

Dr. H. Andrea Neves

2022 Member of the Year

DeDe Long

2022 Member of the Year

Alison Gardy

2023 Member of the Year

Dr. William Vocke

2023 Member of the Year

1946 Society Spotlights

Learn more about 1946 Society members by clicking on the photos below.

Sharon Nickols

1946 Society Spotlight

Stacey Nickson

1946 Society Spotlight

Panarat Rohleder

1946 Society Spotlight