Sara Miller McCune

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Sara Miller McCune (born 1941) is the co-founder and Chair of SAGE Publications.


Miller was born into 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]

She founded the independent academic publishing company SAGE with her late husband George McCune in 1965.[2][3] She is on the Board of Directors of The American Academy of Political and Social Science.[4] 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.[5]

She has funded schools in the developing world,[6] and made contributions to California organizations and educational establishments, including $2.5 million to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital,[7] $3.5 million to found the SAGE Center For the Study of the Mind at UCSB,[8][9] and over $5 million to the Granada Theater Restoration Project.[10] She is also a trustee and supporter of the UCSB Foundation [9] She founded the charitable McCune Foundation in 1990.[11] In 2003, she received the Spirit of Entrepreneurship award at the Entrepreneur of the Year awards, sponsored by Ernst and Young.[12] Women’s Campaign International (WCI) recently honored her at an event entitled Shattering The Glass Ceiling: Honoring Inspirational Women Around The Globe.[13]


  1. ^ a b Robyn Rosen (May 5, 2011). "Sara steps in to help the Globe". Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "SAGE - the natural home for authors, editors and societies - About us". Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  3. ^ "Access to SAGE material in Asia - Research Information". 2008-01-09. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  4. ^ "Board of Directors". AAPSS. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  5. ^ "The Santa Barbara Independent Miller McCune Launches New Magazine". 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  6. ^ "Welcome to Ghimire Foundation - Messages from Donors". Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  7. ^ "Two miles may not be enough". 2003-06-05. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  8. ^ "SAGE Center". 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  9. ^ a b "UCSB Press Release: "Philanthropist Sara Miller McCune and SAGE Publications Establish Endowed Chair for UCSB Dean of Social Sciences "". 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  10. ^ [1][dead link]
  11. ^ "Our Mission & Vision". McCune Foundation. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  12. ^ "Archives | | Thousand Oaks Acorn". Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  13. ^ "Women's Campaign International | Event Report: Shattering the Glass Ceiling". 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 

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