Victoria P. Sant

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Victoria Sant "and her husband Roger have been members of The Circle of the National Gallery of Art since 1987 and the Collectors Committee since 2000. She served as chairman of the Trustees' Council from 2001 to 2002. She is the immediate past chairman of The Phillips Collection, where she also served as president for three years. Her interest in art began at Stanford University, where she took art history courses and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in history and literature. She also did graduate work in speech pathology and audiology. About twelve years ago, she and her husband began collecting art with a focus on the Nabis, including such painters as Édouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, and Maurice Denis. In 1999 the Sants provided funds to the National Gallery to establish an acquisition fund for 19th-century paintings.

"The Sants moved from Palo Alto, California, to Washington, D.C., in 1974, when Roger Sant was appointed to the Federal Energy Administration. Victoria Sant began work on behalf of global population issues and was a National Gallery of Art docent from 1983 to 1985. In 1981 Roger Sant co-founded AES, a global power company. In 1982 the Sants co-founded what are now known as The Summit Foundation and The Summit Fund of Washington. As president of both organizations, Victoria Sant oversees their local and international grantmaking in the fields of population and the environment. Among her current board memberships are Stanford University; The Community Foundation for the National Capitol Region; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy; The DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy; Population Action International; and Vital Voices for Global Partnership." [1]

"Vicki Sant is co-founder and president, The Summit Foundation; The Summit Fund of Washington. She served as a member of Stanford’s Board of Trustees from October, 1997 to October 2007 and serves on numerous other boards, including The Community Foundation for the National Capital; Population Action International (vice-chair); The Phillips Collection; the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy; the National Gallery of Art (current president); and Vital Voices for Global Partnership.

"She also is a member of the Stanford in Washington Council, the National Geographic Advisory Council, the World Wildlife Fund Council; and the Council on Population and Family Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. " [2]

She is married to Roger W. Sant .

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  1. NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART TRUSTEES ELECT VICTORIA P. SANT AS NEW PRESIDENT AND APPOINT JOHN C. FONTAINE AS NEW TRUSTEE,, National Gallery of Art, accessed August 20, 2008.
  2. Advisors, Woods Institute for the Environment, accessed November 15, 2011.
  3. About, National Geographic Society, accessed January 17, 2009.