Founded in 2009 by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the mission of the O'Connor Institute is to continue her distinguished legacy and lifetime work to advance civics education, civic engagement and civil discourse.

Supreme Evening of Jazz

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

Distinguished Speakers Series - Ambassador James Woolsey

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.

Dinner With Lincoln

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

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.

Millennial Council

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.

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100 Most Influential People 2017

Justice O'Connor was named to the 2017 Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People for her dedication to civics education.

Support The Sandra Day O'Connor Institute

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.

Leadership

The O'Connor Institute leadership is inspired by the wisdom and guidance of our Founder, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

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Sandra Day O'Connor Institute

Email: info@oconnorinstitute.org
Phone: 602-730-3300
Fax: 602-324-7583

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 4425
Phoenix, Arizona 85030

Office Address:
111 East Taylor Street, 2nd Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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