Molly Macauley, Resources for the Future Executive, economist and internationally renowned space technology policy expert of IWF Washington, DC passed away in Baltimore on July 8th. She was fatally stabbed by an unknown assailant while walking her dogs. The IWF Washington, DC community is devastated to lose a cherished fellow member to this act of senseless and tragic violence. She was the beloved wife of the late William Jeffrey Sheppard and devoted life partner of Lee Lasky.
Susan Tolchin, political scientist, bold advocate for women in politics, revered author and esteemed member of IWF Washington DC, passed away at her family home in Washington last Wednesday at age 74. The cause was ovarian cancer and she is survived by her husband and collaborating author Martin Tolchin. Their books examine the political impact of occurrences such as voter anger and political patronage, and are benchmark works in understanding the mechanics of these within US politics.
IWF Washington, DC made honorariums to the Leadership Foundation endowment in memory of Molly Macauley and Susan Tolchin. Their legacy lives on in our hearts and our thoughts are with their families as we mourn their loss.