Distinguished Speakers Series
Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
Former President of South Africa
F.W. de KLERK
President de Klerk shared the 1993 Nobel Prize with Nelson Mandela for his role in the ending of apartheid. As president of South Africa, President de Klerk brought apartheid to an end and opened the way for the drafting of a new constitution for the country based on the principle of one person, one vote.
Monday, September 26
Luncheon and Program: Noon to 1:30 PM
Omni Montelucia Resort | Paradise Valley
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Presented In Collaboration With
Shelley A. Duane
The Board of Directors and staff of the Sandra Day O'Connor Institute are deeply saddened by the unexpected death of longtime Board Member and dedicated volunteer Shelley Ann Duane. Shelley passed away peacefully on June 25, 2016, surrounded by loved ones after a short battle with cancer.
Shelley was deeply devoted to her family, loved to travel and lived her life with elegance and grace. She will be sorely missed. To read her full obituary, please click here.
SAVE THE DATE!
Issues & Answers Forum
Tuesday, September 13th
Program: 6:00 P.M.
NBC 12 News
Friday, October 14 | Arizona Biltmore
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author and Presidential Historian
Penny & Larry Gunning | Ina & Murray Manaster
Arizona Biltmore | 6 PM | Cocktail Attire
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Sandra Day O'Connor Scholarship Established
The O'Connor Institute Board of Directors has created the Sandra Day O'Connor Scholarship to benefit students at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.
"I am very proud to have a scholarship named for me at the law school that bears my name to help a number of gifted students in the years ahead," stated Justice O'Connor.
The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute extends its appreciation to the following individuals and organizations who generously provided the seed funding:
- AVON Foundation for Women
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
- Rich and Maryglenn Boals
- Nikal and Robert Conti
- F. Francis and Dionne Najafi
- Frederick Pakis | Pakis Family Foundation
- Kari & Paul Yatkowski | Haven Charitable Foundation
- In Memory of Mary and Gordon Zeider
To make a contribution to the Sandra Day O'Connor Scholarship,
please click here.
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"Society, at all levels, has a need to work together to solve the many challenges facing our state and nation.
I know that it is possible for people to sit down together and engage in cooperative problem solving.
My hope is to re-create a place that will be a center for problem-solving and for bringing together groups with divergent views.
This is what I want the O'Connor Institute to stand for. We can do it. The possibilities are endless."
~ Sandra Day O'Connor,
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States, (Retired)
The Sandra Day O'Connor Institute continues the legacy and lifetime work of Sandra Day O'Connor to advance civil discussion and civic action. We work to build consensus and help craft solutions to vital public issues, in an environment of mutual respect and shared purpose for a better state and nation.