SAGE founder Sara Miller McCune honored with Courageous Leadership Award

“This award celebrates Sara McCune’s courage, leadership and vision as a publishing pioneer whose achievements have helped advance research and practice in K-12 and higher education for almost 50 years” – Blaise Simqu, SAGE President and CEO

Today, at the HOPE Foundation’s 10th Annual Courageous Leadership Awards, SAGE founder Sara Miller McCune will be recognized for her contributions to education, philanthropy, and business.

“Sara Miller McCune’s life-long business achievements have been substantial and admirable. Yet starting in such humble beginnings in New York, she has never forgotten those in greater need than herself. While brilliant in many ways, Sara has also led courageously, with her heart. It is this philanthropic instinct followed with consistent actions that makes Sara our standout Courageous Business Leader of the Year!” said HOPE Founder and President Alan Blankstein.

The Courageous Leadership Awards recognize the extraordinary and courageous acts of educational leaders on behalf of children globally. SAGE CEO Blaise Simqu will accept the award on Sara’s behalf at the Awards Gala which will take place tonight at Columbia University in New York, NY.

Blaise commented on Sara’s accomplishments, “When Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE in 1965, she took a courageous step and began publishing books and scholarly journals in academic disciplines that were in the forefront of the social sciences in the latter half of the 20th century. In 1990, Sara McCune and David McCune, the President and CEO of SAGE at the time, again took a courageous step when they created Corwin Press to help educators do their work better and make a difference in the lives of students and teachers.”

The HOPE (Harnessing Optimism and Potential through Education) Foundation was founded in 1989 as a non-profit organization that helps schools build leadership and sustain student success. Click here to read more.

Congratulations, Sara! We couldn’t be more proud to call you our founder.

About SAGE Publications

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1200 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington DC, our publishing programme includes more than 640 journals and over 800 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.
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