The 1946 Society

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. Now in its seventh year, members enjoy exclusive benefits that include VIP event invitations, briefing sessions, and recognition at Fulbright Association programming.

Join the 1946 Society to support academic exchanges and 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.

We invite all donors who give $1,946 or more during a calendar year to this community of donors.

Join Today.

Benefits of 1946 Society Membership

  • 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.


(Updated April 5, 2022)

Fred Acker
Elizabeth Adkins-Regan
Dick Arndt
John Ausura*
Gyorgy Baffy
Cynthia Baldwin
Bettina Blake
Frederic Borch*
David and Katherine Bradley
Marilyn Callander*
Timothy Cobau
Margo P. Cohen
Julius E. Coles
Pete Colhoun
Richard A. Colignon
Pamela Cook
Alex Counts*
Michael DeLucia
Nancy and Fuad El-Hibri
Pauline Eveillard
Don Fels
Fulton Fischer*
Bruce A. Fowler*
Scott Friedman*
Marilyn Gaddis*
Alison Gardy
Robert Gervasi
Heather Godsmark*
Sudha Haley
Mufi Hannemann
Beverly Hawk*
Mary Ellen Heian Schmider*
Robert Helm*
Loren Hershey*
John Horvath
Stanley Jacobson*
Sung-Hou Kim
Elbrun Kimmelman
Joan Kluwe
J. Michael Korff
William Krantz
Leland Lazarus
Ann Lewis
Elsa Limbach
DeDe Long*
Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann
Teh-Lung Ku
Edward Macner
David Maxwell
Julia McNamara
Sherry Mueller*
Michael Mueller
Susan Leider Munzer
Jay Nathan*
Nancy Neill*
H. Andréa Neves*
Duc Viet Nguyen
Sharon Nickols*
Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg
Stephen Penman
Mitzi Perdue
Karl Pister
Kamala Raghavan
Ramesh Ramakrishnan
Dolores Rinke*
Jenifer Rogers
H. David Rosenbloom
Ulku Rowe
John Sargent*
Robert Schock
Suzanne Siskel
Donald Sparks*
Mary Ann Stanton
Brendan Thomson*
Anthony Viscusi
William Vocke
John Vogel*
Brian White
Nancy York*
In Memoriam: Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick (honored by Annette Lantos Tillemann-Dick and Yonatan Doron)
*Inaugural 1946 Society member


The 1946 Society offers a reliable base of financial support for our national programming, which includes Fulbright in the Classroom, the Fulbright Prize, Fulbright Forum, and the Fulbright Association Annual Conference. You can help to connect a community of Fulbrighters by joining this giving community today.