walter Isaacson quote
Campaign to Secure Our Future

The Scholars & Scholarships Campaign gives donors an opportunity to match their interests with a range of priorities that are vital to securing the future of the Aspen Institute. With gifts at all levels, Campaign supporters are creating scholarships and fellowships for innovative leaders, expanding signature programs, and fueling a range of policy work across the Institute.


For more than 60 years the Aspen Institute has been the leading forum for nonpartisan dialogue around critical issues. Our roundtables and public events have enabled executives and emerging leaders to step back, reflect, and learn from history's greatest thinkers—and each other. The Campaign will solidify this legacy and ensure that we can continue to host world-class convenings.


Cultivating conscientious leadership is at the heart of our mission. By challenging leaders to move from success to significance, we help them drive positive change around the world. The Campaign will strengthen our Global Leadership Network by connecting these leaders, supporting their social impact projects, and adding depth and staying power to the solutions they create.


The Aspen Institute sees the arts as vital to society and our future as leaders, learners, and citizens. We bring together artists, educators, and public officials to craft policies that strengthen the relationship between arts and society. We aim to expand the reach of our arts programs into new areas, such as underserved communities where artists can help children explore their own creativity.


Our future depends on making the work and programs of the Aspen Institute available to leaders everywhere. By building diversity through scholarships, our supporters can ensure that the Institute remains an incubator for innovative thinking and multiple viewpoints. Donors can support the Society of Fellows or Trustee Leadership Funds, which provide scholarships across the Aspen Institute.