Peter Waanders has served as Director for the Society of Fellows (SOF) since 2011. This includes overseeing the programming, cultivation and stewardship of this important group of engaged supporters. Nearly doubling since Peter took leadership; SOF now offers over fifty events a year, serves over 1600 members, and raises approximately $5 Million in unrestricted funds annually to support the work of the Institute. In addition, Peter serves as a Major Gift Officer for the Institute’s Scholars and Scholarships Campaign. Peter holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Arts from the University of London. Peter has a unique combination of business, information technology, and non-profit experience and owned both independent bookstores and art galleries before joining the Institute. He is active in the Aspen community, having recently serves as president of both Aspen Young Professional Association and the Rotary Club of Aspen. He currently serves on the board of The Buddy Program and is active in Christ Episcopal Church. Peter lives in Aspen with his wife, Jennifer Causing, and their young children Sofia Grace and James Kai.