Women leading through philanthropy. Women leading through philanthropy.
140 years ago, Clara Barton established the American Red Cross by engaging talented, committed and compassionate women dedicated to saving lives. In 2006, her legacy continued when the Tiffany Circle was formed to unite and engage a group of generous and highly-involved women to continue to ensure that the Red Cross has the ability to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to life's emergencies.
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Learn more about the Tiffany Circle, our members and our impact by exploring our website, The Source.
The Tiffany Circle is a community of women leaders who advance the American Red Cross mission through a focused investment of time, talent and treasure by engaging women locally, nationally and internationally.
The Tiffany Circle takes its name from the historic stained glass windows in the Board of Governors Hall at Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, D.C. Installed in 1917, the windows were commissioned from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Studios. The windows cost $10,000 and were jointly purchased by women of the north and women of the south, as an act of reconciliation and hope. Tiffany Circle members from across the country, each donate $10,000 or more annually to support the American Red Cross.
Tiffany Circle Member Donor Experiences
Tiffany Circle members have the opportunity to develop a deeper connection with the Red Cross through mission experiences and regular communication.
Opportunities to participate in hands-on local mission experiences including the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign and other volunteer activities. These are organized through local chapters and regions.
Invitation to a Women’s Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. held at the national headquarters for the American Red Cross. This national event offers members the opportunity to enhance their philanthropic leadership through educational and inspirational sessions led by prominent speakers. Members meet fellow philanthropists from around the world and share Red Cross stories and best practices.
Subscription to the Tiffany Circle e-newsletter, The Torch, which is circulated every other month. The newsletter includes recent program updates, chapter and member news and any national event invitations.
Access to The Source, a social media website exclusively for Tiffany Circle members. This members-only site includes member profiles, events, updates, blog, photos and more.
Invitation to annual “State of the Red Cross” call. Tiffany Circle members are invited to this call hosted by American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern. This is typically hosted in the spring.
On those occasions of disaster or critical breaking news of the American Red Cross, a National Update Call will be created to include our Tiffany Circle members.
Recognition by the local chapter on a Donor Roll Call.
Tiffany Circle Leadership
The Tiffany Circle National Council oversees the strategy and direction of the Tiffany Circle of the American Red Cross. The Council consists of Tiffany Circle members in good standing who are elected by the Council to serve a three-year term. Volunteer members must be at least a second year and current Tiffany Circle member having made an annual gift to the American Red Cross of $10,000 or more.
Tiffany Circle National Council Volunteer Leadership
Janis “Jan” Tratnik
Tiffany Circle National Council Co-Chair
Tiffany Circle National Council Co-Chair
National Council Members
Dorothy Alpert, Greater New York Region
Rowena Dolor Cuffe, M.D, Tennessee Region
Mary Donovan, Northwest Region
Suzanne Garrett, Northern California Coastal Region
Amy Lewis Hofland, North Texas Region
Sara Horein, Wisconsin Region
Teresa Hubbard, North Texas Region
Dale Koepenick, National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region
Laura Linger, Illinois Region
Marilyn McClure-Demers, Central & Southern Ohio Region
Judy McCormack, Illinois Region
Jennifer McCormick, Los Angeles Region
Margaret "Peg" Moore, Michigan Region
Tammy Moore, National Capital Area Region
Eleanor Morgan, Georgia Region
Lori O’Flaherty, Colorado & Wyoming Region
Teri Pollitt, Southern California Region
Tonya Roth, Southern California Region
Mary “Mimi” Shafey, South Florida Region
Suzanne Stadtler, Massachusetts Region
Pam State, Kentucky Region
Ann Marie Stieritz, South Carolina Region
Karen Teller, Massachusetts Region
Josie Tong, Los Angeles Region
Kris Torberson, Central & South Texas Region
Jennifer Wolcott, Tennessee Region
Marti Ziegelbauer, Wisconsin Region
Torchbearers have completed their tenure on the National Council but they continue to serve the Tiffany Circle in an advisory capacity.
Martha Allen– Greater Carolinas Region
Beth Allen– Los Angeles Region
Sandra Austin– Tennessee Region
Terri Badour– Georgia Region
Judy Beck– Los Angeles Region
Julia Bianchi– South Florida Region
Barbara Bovender – Tennessee Region
Chris Carlton – Northern California Coastal Region
Posie Carpenter – Los Angeles Region
Rosalie Clough – Georgia Region
BJ Coffman – North Texas Region
Jill Coyle – Greater New York Region
Laurie Laidlaw Deacon – Northern Ohio Region
Suzanne Detlefs– Georgia Region
Nancy Elwood– Michigan Region
Kathy Flynn – Central & Southern Ohio Region
Suzanne Fradette– Southern California Region
Mimi Heuser– Kentucky Region
Katie Incantalupo– Minnesota & Dakotas Region
Rachel Allen Jordan– Western North Carolina Region
Sandy Klein– South Carolina Region
Elena Luca– South Florida Region
Elaine Lyerly – Western North Carolina Region
Cameron Markley – Massachusetts Region
Carol Maxwell – North Texas Region
Susan McCracken – South Carolina Region
Ginger Merkel – Indiana Region
Erika Millet – Greater New York Region
Janet George Murnick – New Jersey Region
Carla Paulson – Minnesota & Dakotas Region
Jamie Rechter – Tennessee Region
Beth Renner – Minnesota & Dakotas Region
Moe Rouse – Central and Southern Ohio Region
Melanie Sabelhaus – Greater Chesapeake & National Capital Region
Nini Sakaguchi – Los Angeles Region
Joyce Shields – Greater Chesapeake & National Capital Region