Sara Miller McCune

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Sara Miller McCune
BornManhattan, New York City, U.S.
OccupationBusinesswoman, philanthropist
Spouse(s)George McCune (deceased)

Sara Miller McCune is an American businesswoman and philanthropist. She is the co-founder and Chair of SAGE Publishing.

Early life[edit]

McCune was born the eldest of two in her family, a middle-class Jewish family in Manhattan.[1]

She was international president of B'nai B'rith Girls at the age of 19, and has spoken of the importance of tzedakah.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2007, McCune founded the Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media and Public Policy [2]in Santa Barbara, California, and serves as its executive chairman. In 2008, she announced the launch of Miller-McCune magazine, published in print and online, by the nonprofit Miller McCune Center for Research, Media and Public Policy, with support from SAGE.[3] On February 21, 2012 the magazine rebranded as Pacific Standard. In 2017, the magazine and the center’s mission were transferred to the newly launched Social Justice Foundation.

Philanthropy[edit]

Miller has funded schools in the developing world,[4] and made contributions to California organizations and educational establishments, including $2.5 million to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital,[5] $3.5 million to found the SAGE Center For the Study of the Mind at UCSB,[6][7] and over $5 million to the Granada Theater Restoration Project.[8] She is also a Trustee and supporter of the UCSB Foundation [7] She founded the charitable McCune Foundation in 1990.[9] In 2003, she received the Spirit of Entrepreneurship award at the Entrepreneur of the Year awards, sponsored by Ernst and Young.[10] Women’s Campaign International (WCI) recently honored her at an event entitled Shattering The Glass Ceiling: Honoring Inspirational Women Around The Globe.[11]

In 2014, she became a member of the distinguished Visiting Committee of the Social Science Research Council, based in New York City.[12] In 2015, she established a fund for research methods at the Council.[13] In 2017, she joined the Council’s board of directors.

Honours[edit]

In 2016, McCune received an honorary degree from CSU Channel Islands for her support for the arts, social issues and patronage and an honorary doctorate from Sussex University.[14]

In 2014, McCune was named as one of Folio’s 100 Visionaries.[15] In 2016, McCune received the Rock Star: Lifetime Achievement Award from the spirt of Entrepreneurship Foundation.[16] In 2017, McCune was recognized and honored by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers for her contribution to scholarly publishing.[17] and in 2018, she was awarded the London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her 50+ years working within the publishing industry.[18] She was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2018.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Robyn Rosen (May 5, 2011). "Sara steps in to help the Globe". thejc.com. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "The Santa Barbara Independent Miller McCune Launches New Magazine". Independent.com. 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  4. ^ "Welcome to Ghimire Foundation – Messages from Donors". Ghimirefoundation.org. Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  5. ^ "Two miles may not be enough". Santamariatimes.com. 2003-06-05. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  6. ^ "SAGE Center". Sagecenter.ucsb.edu. 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  7. ^ a b "UCSB Press Release: "Philanthropist Sara Miller McCune and SAGE Publications Establish Endowed Chair for UCSB Dean of Social Sciences "". Ia.ucsb.edu. 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  8. ^ "Donors to The Granada Theatre Restoration Project". 12 October 2008. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Our Mission & Vision". McCune Foundation. Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  10. ^ "Archives | Thousand Oaks Acorn". Toacorn.com. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  11. ^ "Women's Campaign International | Event Report: Shattering the Glass Ceiling". Womenscampaigninternational.org. 2008-11-20. Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  12. ^ "Sara Miller McCune Endows the Directorship of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences - Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences". Casbs.stanford.edu. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
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  18. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  19. ^ https://www.amphilsoc.org/blog/election-new-members-2018-spring-meeting

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