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
National Council Chair

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

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, priority mailings of the Summer Workshop and Annual Art Auction catalogs, 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.

Membership Benefits and Privileges

Benefit Visionary Chair’s Circle Benefactor Leader Member
Private art making experience with an Artistic Director
Opportunity to spend time with a Featured Artist of your choice
Reserved seating at Summer Series programs upon request
Invitation to an exclusive dinner with the Chairman’s Choice artist, hosted by the Chair of the Board of Trustees
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
Invitation to the National Council Summer Celebration, parties and events in Aspen and other cities including studio visits and special previews

Current National Council Members

Rita and Jeffrey Adler
Ian Alteveer and Stephen Figge
Shari Applebaum
Sarah Arison and Tom Wilhelm
Lucy Baird
Susan and Stephen Baird
Nancy and Jeff Baumann
Janice and Phil Beck
Susan Beckerman
Barbara and Bruce Berger
Chloe Berkowitz
Jill and Jay Bernstein
Nancy Blank
Leslie and Jack Blanton
Barbara Bluhm-Kaul and Don Kaul
Marianne Boesky
Ghislaine Boreel and Jim Shallcross
Elena Bowes
Jo and Bill Brandt
Markell Brooks
Sarah Broughton and John Rowland
Susan and Robert Brown
Glenn Bucksbaum
Kay Bucksbaum
Jackie and John Bucksbaum
Bunny and Charles Burson
Mardi and Brown Cannon
Betsy and Jim Chaffin
Mary and Adam Cherry
Rona and Jeffrey Citrin
Susanne Clark
Ann Cook and Charley Moss
Bunni and Paul Copaken
Nancy and Steve Crown
Susan Crown and William Kunkler
Paula and Jim Crown
Sylvie and Gary Crum
Eleanore and Domenico De Sole
Laura Donnelley

Lori Dresner and Pete Wycoff
Minnie and Michael Dubilier
Gail and Alfred Engelberg
Zoe Eskin
Melanie Falk
Sherry and Joe Felson
Moti and Idit Ferder
Marilyn and Larry Fields
Nanette Finger
Sistie Fischer
Anne Foster
Marla and Larry Frank
Karen and Jim Frank
Anna and Matt Freedman
Sheila and David Fuente
Jami Gertz and Antony Ressler
Dr. Jennifer Goff
Andi and Jim Gordon
Susan Gordon and Scott Francis
Jan and Ronald Greenberg
Michelle and Perry Griffith
Jeff Grinspoon and Jon Foley
Jody Guralnick and Michael Lipkin
Rodger and Joan Gurrentz
Sally and Steve Hansen
Joan W. Harris
Mary Kathryn Hartigan
Molly Heizer and John Dufficy
Jamie and Bush Helzberg
Vicki and Bruce Heyman
Constance and Thomas Hodson
Sharon and John Hoffman
Sue Hostetler Wrigley and William Wrigley, Jr.
Caryn and Mark Israel
Chandra and Jimmie Johnson
Pamela Joseph and Robert Brinker
Jane and Gerald Katcher
Sylvia Kaufman
Erica and Jeff Keswin
Katherine Kitchen and Paul Kovach

Sally and Jim Klingbeil
Philae M. Knight
Rick Koopman
Ann and Tom Korologos
Sheila and Mike Kurzman
Kinga and Edward Lampert
Rosemarie Lavender
Barbara and Jonathan Lee
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Aimee and Robert Lehrman
Toby Devan Lewis
Melony and Adam Lewis
Dianne and Jim Light
Karen and Courtney Lord
Marianne and Sheldon Lubar
Maureen Lynch and Richard Lapedes
Linda and Mike Lyon
Marlene Malek
Judy and Robbie Mann
Liza and Jon Mauck
Anthony C. Mavunga and Brianna Sook
Ms. Anne McNulty
Katie Michel
Joanna Miller
Madeleine Morrison and Chuck Bellock
Alexandra Munroe and Robert Rosenkranz
Becky and Mike Murray
Gael Neeson
Katherine Neisser
Sara and Don Nelson
Nedra and Mark Oren
Gabriela Palmieri and Scott Harford
Dan Perlman
Clarisse Perrette
Doren Pinnell and Greg Lewis
Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst
Noah Pollack
Jody and David Post
Allen and Kelli Questrom
Kevin Ramnaraine and Richard Edwards

Sara Ransford
Lynda and Stewart Resnick
Anne and Chris Reyes
Lori and Jude Reyes
Katie and Amnon Rodan
Pamela Rosenau and Marilyn Lowey
Capera Ryan
Alex Sánchez
Pamela and Arthur Sanders
Betty and Lloyd Schermer
Debra and Dennis Scholl
Deborah and John Scott
Virginia Searcy
Carole and Gordon Segal
Jeannie and John Seybold
Isa Catto Shaw and Daniel Shaw
Cynthia and Terry Siegel
Leigh and Reginald Smith
Colette Stallbaumer and Warren Stickney
Judith Zee Steinberg and Paul J. Hoenmans
Billy Stolz
Dana and Andrew D. Stone
Nicole and Lex Tarumianz
Sara Tayeb-Khalifa
Robin Loewenberg Tebbe and Mark Tebbe
Anne Tobey
Marjorie Weber
Margie and Bryan Weingarten
Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin
Rudy F. Weissenberg
Carrie and Joe Wells
Dorothy Wildman and Albert Sanford
Marie and Bill Wise
Robin Zendell
Mary and Harold Zlot

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