Institute for American Values
The Four Sisters-funded Institute for American Values "founded in 1987, is a private, nonpartisan organization devoted to contributing intellectually to the renewal of marriage and family life and the sources of competence, character, and citizenship. Accordingly, Institute activities are more than debates about policy - they are also conversations about culture and explorations of the American idea."
"Through its an annual budget of about $1,000,000, financed primarily by tax-deductible contributions from foundations and individuals and the sale of publications, it is able to support a staff of nine, five of whom provide central staff support and four of whom are affiliate scholars. The Institute's affiliate scholars - Enola Aird, Maggie Gallagher, Elizabeth Marquardt, and Kathleen Kovner Kline - work in regional or home offices on projects concerning motherhood, marriage, the effects of divorce on children, and civil society." 
Accessed October 2008: 
- Founder and President - David Blankenhorn, Institute for American Values
- Chair - Jean Bethke Elshtain, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago
- Raina Sacks Blankenhorn, Vice President for Strategic Planning, Institute for American Values
- Don S. Browning, Alexander Campbell Professor Emeritus of Religious Ethics and the Social Sciences at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago
- Frederic Clark, Pacific Equity Management, Inc.
- Sean Fieler, General Partner, Equity Partners, LP
- Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University
- Broc C. Hiatt, Owner and Managing Partner, Cardon Hiatt Companies, Inc.
- JoAnn Luehring, Partner, Roberts & Holland
- Elizabeth Marquardt, Vice President for Family Studies, Institute for American Values
- Mitchell S. Muncy, Chief Operating Officer, Institute for American Values
- Ivan A. Sacks, Partner, Withers Bergman LLP
- Leah Ward Sears, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia
- Emily D. Smucker
- Bill Stephney, Stepsun Music
- Chuck Stetson, Essentials in Education
- Kenneth Von Kohorn, President, Von Kohorn Research and Advisory
- Robert M. Worsley, NZ Legacy Companies
- Arthur E. Rasmussen, former Chairman and CEO, Household International Corp.; Lifetime Trustee, University of Chicago
Contact, References and Resources
- Institute for American Values
- 1841 Broadway, Suite 211
- New York, NY 10023
- Tel: (212) 246-3942
- Fax: (212) 541-6665
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: www.americanvalues.org
- Edward Herman and David Peterson, There Is No "War on Terror", ZNet, 18 January 2008.