About us


Nancy J. Cable, Chair
President, Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Laura Roosevelt, Secretary
Owner, TriUne School, Studio, & Event Center

Bobby Stein, Treasurer
Managing Director, Chartwell Capital Mgmt. Co. Inc.

Ken Adelman
Vice President, Movers and Shakespeares

Don Baer
Worldwide Chair and CEO, Burson-Marsteller

Hal Brierley
President, Brierley & Partners

Patrick Butler
President & Chief Executive Officer, Association of Public Television Stations

Gary Chartrand
Executive Chairman, Acosta, Inc.

John Debs
DCI Fellow 2016, Stanford University

Meredith DeWitt
Principal, Meredith J. DeWitt Consulting

John Fullerton
President, JBF Capital Inc.

Lillian Giornelli
President & Director, CF Foundation

Craig Impink
Former Vice President, Foundation Development, WETA

Cappy McGarr
President, MCM Interests

Ronald S. Moultrie
Corporate Advisor

Admiral Mike Mullen

David Pfeil
Independent Consultant

Kenneth Rosenthal
President (Retired), The Seeing Eye, Inc.

Jason Schlesinger
Director, Private Wealth Management,
Robert W. Baird & Co.

Michelle Smith
President, Robert H. Smith Family Foundation

Robert Sweeney
Senior Vice President, Emeritus Senior Philanthropic Advisor, University of Virginia


David Blistein, Chair

Talmage Boston
Attorney at Law, Winstead PC

Rebecca Nordstrom
Professor Emerita of Dance,
Hampshire College

Ron Sullivan
Owner, Prospect Hill Antiques

The Better Angels Society supports documentary films by Ken Burns and is dedicated to continuing his legacy. Our mission is to ensure these historically significant films are completed, broadcast, promoted, and shared in ways that reach and inform as many people as possible through robust educational outreach. The Society is currently raising funds for films in production through 2020 and for an ambitious new ten-year plan. 

We are also working to ensure that the next generation of documentary filmmakers who have been inspired by Ken Burns and his team receive the education, mentoring, training, and support they need to continue his legacy.


Amy Margerum Berg, President & Chief Philanthropic Officer
email Amy Berg

Courtney Chapin, Executive Director, Operations
email Courtney Chapin

Kim Klein, Executive Director, Special Projects
email Kim Klein

Executive Offices
2100 Crystal Drive, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22202

Phone: (202) 654-4204

We are happy to work with those wishing to create a personalized recognition package. Please call (202) 654-4204 or email us now.


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