VICTORIA SANT

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SANT VICTORIA POST SANT Of Washington, DC, died peacefully at her home on December 11, 2018, in the company of her family. The cause was complications from ovarian cancer. Sant leaves behind a legacy of service to people and nature, commitment to equality and dignity for all, and love and devotion to her husband and family. Sant was born July 19, 1939, in Santa Cruz, CA to Donna Fennell Post and Alexis Post. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Roger W. Sant; two children, Alexis Sant of Washington, DC and Alison Sant-Johnson of San Francisco, CA; two step-children, Shari Sant Plummer of Malibu, CA and Michael Sant of Los Angeles, CA; six grandchildren; brothers, Sheridan Post of El Dorado Hills, CA and Anthony Post of Paradise, CA, step-sisters Pat Teman of Reno, NV and Barbara Murray of Placerville, CA; and half-sister Alexandra Post of San Francisco, CA. Sant was the co-founder and for nearly three decades (from 1991 until 2018) president of The Summit Foundation of Washington, DC which supports the international empowerment of girls and reproductive health initiatives, conservation of the Mesoamerican Reef ecosystem, and sustainable cities. She also was the co-founder and from 1993 to 2015 president of The Summit Fund of Washington, which focused on creating a swimmable and fishable Anacostia River and dramatically reducing teen pregnancy in the District of Columbia. Together with her hus- band Roger, she endowed positions for the Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra, the Director of the National Museum of Natural History, and in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University. They also provided naming gifts for the Ocean Hall at the National Museum of Natural History, a wing of The Phillips Collection, Stanford in Washington, and the North Tower of the National Gallery of Art. In addition, she and Roger have contributed works of art to the National Gallery of Art and The Phillips Collection. They also provided a leadership gift to protect millions of acres of the Amazon rainforest through World Wildlife Fund (WWF). At the time of her death, Sant was a member of multiple boards, including as a trustee emerita at The Phillips Collection (where she had previously served as the first non-family board chair), Vital Voices Global Partnership, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (now known as Power to Decide), the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE), The Brookings Institution, the Kakenya Center for Excellence, and the S&R Foundation's Honorary Board. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Art from 2000 to 2015 and served as president from 2003 to 2014. For more than forty years, Sant supported Population Action International, including serving as its national chair. For many years she served WWF as a member of its National Council; the National Geographic Society as a member of its Council of Advisors; and the International Council of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Sant was a proud alumna of Stanford, having received a bachelor's degree in history in 1961. She received Stanford University's Gold Spike Award, the University's highest honor for decades of exceptional and significant volunteer service. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of Stanford from 1997 to 2007. Additionally, she served as chair of the Stanford in Washington National Council and as member of the Director's Advisory Board of Stanford's Cantor Center for Visual Arts, the Stanford Arts Advisory Council, and the Stanford Center on Longevity Advisory Council. A memorial service to be held in Washington, DC will be announced at a later date.
Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 14, 2018