Sandy and Sissy Buck
Alexander “Sandy” Buck graduated from Colby College in 1978 with a degree in American Studies and is also a Trustee of the college. For many years, he has generously supported a number of transformative environmental initiatives for Colby students and faculty. Since 1996, he has served as president of the Horizon Foundation, based in Portland, ME, which provides grants to support sustainable communities, conservation, the arts, history and leadership development. Sandy has supported and worked with environmental organizations and initiatives throughout Maine for many years. He helped develop the Environmental Funders Network, a broad collaboration of funders with an interest in Maine’s natural environment and its connection with Maine’s communities, and the Climate Change Funders Forum in Maine, a collection of philanthropists who support nonprofits doing climate change work. Sandy previously taught history at three Massachusetts schools after earning an M.A. in history education at Stanford University.
Sissy Buck is a printmaker and book artist who describes her work as “an antidote to digital overload.” She gravitates towards “abstract patterns found in nature and the expressive gesture of line in drawing and handwriting.” Her works have been exhibited widely and are part of the collections of numerous art museums, including the Colby Museum of Art. She earned a B.A. in art history from Wheaton College in Mass.
Sandy and Sissy live in Cumberland Foreside, Maine.