National Council

A community of friends and supporters.

Friends and supporters of Anderson Ranch are a central part of the Ranch family. The loyalty and deep friendships that form and grow within this group and our community of artists is truly inspiring. During uncertain times, our commitment to bringing artists and audiences together has not changed, even if the circumstances have. The support of National Council members is critical to our success.

If you are able to renew your membership this year, or are able to join for the first time, please let Director of Individual Philanthropy Ellie Hahn know by email at

We would be happy to renew your membership now and invoice you later in the year. As we plan for the future during these uncertain times, counting on your support means a great deal.

The National Council is a dynamic community of supporters who play a leadership role at Anderson Ranch. They provide the annual support to sustain and advance the Ranch’s high caliber workshops, artist residencies, visiting artist projects, exhibitions, artist lectures and community outreach.

As a National Council member, you become part of a global arts community that champions Anderson Ranch and its advancement as a place for artistic discovery, community and dialog. National Council members receive invitations to exclusive behind-the-scenes events held in Aspen and beyond, and enjoy intimate access to top contemporary artists, art fairs and collection tours. There are many ways to get involved with Anderson Ranch and the broader world of contemporary art by joining the National Council. We look forward to welcoming you!

Leigh Smith & Philae Knight
National Council Co-Chairs

All that Anderson Ranch has accomplished and the opportunities it provides wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our National Council.

Join the National Council

Your Annual Fund gift of $3,000 or more to Anderson Ranch entitles you to membership in the National Council for one year from the date of payment.

Questions? Contact our Development Office: 970.924.5052

Membership Benefits and Privileges

Benefit Visionary Chair’s Circle Benefactor Leader Member
Private art making experience with an Artistic Director
Reserved seating at Summer Series programs upon request
Two complimentary tickets to a Critical Dialog Program or symposium
Opportunity for a special meeting with the President and CEO and Curator-in-Residence of Anderson Ranch
Exclusive access and opportunities with Featured Artists including invitations to private luncheons and dinners
Invitation to salon style conversations with the Curator-in-Residence and President and CEO of Anderson Ranch
Complimentary VIP passes to select art fairs
Opportunity to register early for Summer Workshops
Early access to exclusive prints from the Anderson Ranch Editions program
Invitation to the National Council Summer Celebration, parties and events in Aspen and other cities including studio visits and special previews

Events, Opportunities and Recognition

As a member of our leadership group of donors, you will be invited to exclusive events including parties, studio tours and receptions. As an additional thank you for your generous support, you are eligible for a newly expanded list of National Council privileges.



Members at the Visionary level demonstrate a significant commitment to Anderson Ranch’s success and sustainability. Visionary members receive personalized service and an exceptional curated experience at the Ranch, either through art making or spending time with Anderson Ranch’s Featured and Visiting Artists in addition to the benefits below.

Chair’s Circle


Members at the Chair’s Circle level receive complimentary access to top contemporary arts programming including Critical Dialog and special symposiums in addition to the benefits below.



Members at the Benefactor level receive exclusive access to Anderson Ranch leadership and Trustees. Events include invitation-only dinners and parties throughout the year in private homes with special guests, including artists and collectors in addition to the benefits below.



Members at the Leader level deepen their membership and relationship with the Anderson Ranch community. Leaders receive special invitation-only events and priority access to art fairs with complimentary VIP passes. They also receive the opportunity to register early for our summer workshops in addition to the benefits below.



National Council members at the Patron level enjoy advanced notice and early registration for the Summer Series, recognition in the Annual Report, Recognition Dinner program and Annual Art Auction catalog, complimentary parking and seating at the Annual Art Auction and a 10% discount in the ArtWorks Store.

National Council Members

Rita and Jeffrey Adler
Carly Allen Martin
Shari Applebaum
Sarah Arison and Thomas Wilhelm
Dawn Arnall *ANONYMOUS
Lucy W. Baird
Stephen and Susan Baird
Nancy and Jeff Baumann
Chuck Bellock and Madeleine Morrison
Jill and Jay Bernstein
Nancy Blank
Leslie and Jack Blanton
Marianne Boesky
Jo and Bill Brandt
Susan and Robert Brown
Jackie and John Bucksbaum
Glenn Bucksbaum
Charles and Bunny Burson
Sarah Calodney
Clint and Nancy Carlson
Betsy and Jim Chaffin
Rona and Jeff Citrin
Robert and Jane Clark
Paul and Bunni Copaken
Mark and Gita Costa
Steve and Nancy Crown
Susan Crown and William Kunkler
Gary and Sylvie Crum
Eleanore and Domenico De Sole
Alison Deighton

Claire Dewar
Anthony DiLucia and Nick Lincoln
Sara Dodd-Denton
Laura Donnelley
Elaine LeBuhn
Alfred and Gail Engelberg
Michael Fain and Judith Barnard
Melanie Falk
Sherry and Joe Felson
Marilyn and Larry Fields
George Frampton and Carla D’Arista
Karen and Jim Frank
Matt and Anna Freedman
Jami Gertz and Anthony Ressler
Jennifer Goff
Susan Gordon and Scott Francis
Ronald and Jan Greenberg
Jeff Grinspoon and Jon Foley
Michelle and Perry Griffith
Sally and Steve Hansen
Joan W. Harris
Jennifer Hermelin
William and Cindy Herndon
Thomas and Constance Hodson
Sharon and John Hoffman
Soledad and Robert Hurst
Jimmie and Chandra Johnson
Sylvia Kaufman
Erica and Jeff Keswin
Sue Kinney O’Brien
Sally and Jim Klingbeil

Philae M. Knight
Rick Koopman
Leonard and Judy Lauder
Rosemarie Lavender
Jonathan and Barbara Lee
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Melony and Adam Lewis
James and Dianne Light
Michael Lipkin and Jody Guralnick
Karen and Courtney Lord
Lori Dresner
Marianne and Sheldon Lubar
Marlene Malek
Judy and Robbie Mann
Liza and Jon Mauck
Justina McLean
Joanna Miller
Becky and Mike Murray
Marc and Jane Nathanson
Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis
Katherine Neisser
Sara and Don Nelson
John and D’Ann Norwood
Tom and Janet O’Connor
Nedra and Mark Oren
Diane Oshin
Clarisse Perrette
Doren M. Pinnell
Aaron and Dorothy Podhurst
Donna Pohlad
Noah Pollack
Allen and Kelli Questrom
Sara Ransford

Allison and David Ratajczak
Barbara Reese
Lynda Resnick
Jude and Lori Reyes
Robert Rosenkranz and Alexandra Munroe
Holly Rom
John Rowland and Sarah Broughton
Richard and Sally Russo
Capera Ryan
Marcus Ryu and Cyrena Simons
Pamela and Arthur Sanders
Louisa Sarofim
Isa Catto Shaw and Daniel Shaw
Jeannie and John Seybold
Jim Shallcross and Ghislaine Boreel
Michael and Wendy Sidley
Terry and Cynthia Siegel
Leigh and Reggie Smith
Kirstie Steiner
William Stolz
Robin Loewenberg Tebbe and Mark Tebbe
Anne Tobey
Kate Tomford
Carlos Treistman
Brijetta Hall Waller and Parker Waller
Margie Weber
Bryan and Margie Weingarten
Jody Weisman
Joe and Carrie Wells
Anne Welsh McNulty
Kim and Evan Wyly
Harold and Mary Zlot

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