The SOPHE Legacy Circle Fund supports the organization’s future goals—health education, health promotion, research, and practice. This fund serves as the cornerstone for innovation to improve health for all.

The Legacy Circle is for donors who want to have a crucial role in advancing SOPHE’s mission—and be remembered in perpetuity on SOPHE’s Legacy Wall or honor a colleague or mentor who has been inspirational.

We cannot do any of this without your generous gifts.

The SOPHE Legacy Circle emblem

Legacy Levels

Diamond and Platinum donors have bios and testimonies of their SOPHE legacy and future hopes for a healthy world through health education published on the website.

Gold, silver, and bronze supporters will be remembered in perpetuity.

Diamond ✨

Gifts of $15,000 or more


Gifts of $10,000–14,999

Gold ✨

Gifts of $5,000–$9,999


Gifts of $2,500–$4,999


Gifts of $1,000–2,499

Legacy Wall

✨ Platinum Legacy Donors ✨

Frances Butterfoss

James P. Lovegren (1932-2018)

✨ Gold Legacy Donors ✨

Elizabeth Stevenson

Flora K. Bloom

John P. Allegrante

Silver Legacy Donors

Andrea C. Gielen

David Birch

David A. Sleet

David E. Edmondson

Edward Roccella

Joe & Christina Dake

Katherine Crosson

✨ Bronze Legacy Donors ✨

Alice M. Horowitz

Angela Mickalide

Caile E. Spear

Cam Escoffery

Carl I. Fertman

Cheryl Lackey

Deborah Elmes

Ellen Capwell

Ellen K. Lee

Emily Tyler

Janette L. Helm

Jean Breny

Jody Steinhardt

Kathryn Meier

Kathy Miner

Lawrence W. Green

Lela F. Folkers

Leonard Jack, Jr.

Lisa Lieberman

Margaret Hall

Marilyn Rice

Ping Johnson

Randall Cottrell

Rob Simmons

Sandra Bulmer

Sara L. Cole

Sarah J. Olson

Susan G. Resnik

William B. Cissell

What’s your legacy?

When designing a legacy, it is important to consider:

Your past: In the past, SOPHE paved the way for legislative advocacy, in building a body of health educators who respect and lift up the profession, and by showing recognition and admiration for the thought leaders by forming a stand-alone society of professionals who can depend on each other.

Your present: Today, SOPHE proudly recognizes its accomplishments while not resting on laurels. SOPHE defines new and exciting partnerships to reinforce the support for health equity in all communities and maintains a relevant pulse among professionals to build a strong society of volunteers to fulfill its mission.

Your future: Tomorrow, SOPHE will look to the next generation of leaders. The 21st Century scholars and the graduates of public health degrees across the globe. How will we tackle these new and emerging problems? How can we build stronger and healthier communities in the face of an ever-changing world?

For information on how you can join the Legacy Circle, email