Roger and Vicki Sant
Sants Set A Precedent
Roger and Vicki Sant care deeply about saving the planet’s biodiversity. At the same time, they are strategic about their philanthropy. The two have endowed the directorship at the National Museum of Natural History. They know the Smithsonian, with its talented leaders and a vast network of resources, can reach and inspire people to create a sustainable future. The Sants also established the Sant Chair for Marine Science and funded the Sant Ocean Hall. The museum’s current goal is to create an endowment to keep the hall at the forefront of ocean science. “The Smithsonian is one of the few institutions able to take on the large-scale challenges our world faces. Its long-term commitment to science and nature and all they can provide us is worthy of our strongest support,” Roger Sant says.