Sally Lilienthal

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Sally Lilienthal (died in 2006) founded the Ploughshares Fund.

""Sally was an absolutely vital figure in supporting researchers, policy activists and scientists in the U.S. and overseas who were trying to change government policies while [governments] were inflating the powers of nuclear weapons," said George Perkovich, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace...

"Her first husband, Arthur J. Cohen Jr., died in 1953. Two years later, she married George Hellyer. That marriage ended in divorce in 1963. In 1970, she married Philip Lilienthal and with him founded the northern California chapter of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. She served on the regional ACLU board and also was national vice chairwoman of Amnesty International when the group won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.

"The Council on Foundations recognized Ms. Lilienthal with the Robert Scrivner Award for Creative Philanthropy in 1987, and the United Nations Association gave her its Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award in 1990." [1]

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  1. Sally Lilienthal, 87; Created Peace Fund, washingtonpost, accessed April 19, 2010.