Saturday, January 13, 2018
“A Supreme Evening of Jazz – Regarding Broadway” featuring renowned Valley pianist Nicole Pesce and acclaimed international musicians Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi will be held at the Tempe Center for the Arts. The benefit will support the Sandra Day O’Connor Scholarship, established by The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute to assist deserving students at the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
"Society, at all levels, has a need to work together to solve the many challenges facing our state and nation. I know that it is possible for people to sit down together and engage in cooperative problem solving. My hope is to re-create a place that will be a center for problem-solving and for bringing together groups with divergent views. This is what I want the O'Connor Institute to stand for. We can do it. The possibilities are endless."
~ Sandra Day O'Connor
Associate Justice, Retired
Supreme Court of the United States
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Montelucia Resort
Save the Date! The Sandra Day O'Connor Institute is pleased to welcome former CIA Director, Ambassador James Woolsey as the next Distinguished Speaker.
Ambassador Woolsey has served in four U.S. Presidential Administrations: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush.
Friday, November 10, 2017 | Arizona Bitmore
Dinner With Lincoln was an extraordinary evening with renowned Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and paid tribute to the prairie lawyer who became a one-term congressman then rose to become one of our nation's most revered and significant Presidents.
Camp O’Connor is a free, merit-based summer program for middle school students providing civics education and leadership development.
Participants gain a greater understanding of our democracy and their important role as citizens.
In 2016, a focus group comprised of accomplished young leaders convened at The Institute to explore this new initiative. Following multiple meetings over several months, the group determined that their peers would benefit greatly as citizens in knowing, “How To Become Civically Engaged” – thus defining the Council's mission for this important segment of society.
Justice O'Connor was named to the 2017 Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People for her dedication to civics education.
Your investment in the O'Connor Institute furthers the organization's mission to continue Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's legacy and lifetime work to advance civil discussion and civic action. The O'Connor Institute works to build consensus and help craft solutions to vital public issues, in an environment of mutual respect and shared purpose for a better state and nation.