Who We Are

Building on Sam Francis’s creative legacy, the Sam Francis Foundation is dedicated to the transformative power of art as a force for change. Our stated mission is to further a greater understanding of Sam Francis’s art and ideas through a broad array of programs and activities designed to educate, inform, and catalyze new thinking about the importance of creativity in society.


Our next phase of activities will specifically focus on three initiatives: national museum exhibitions, arts education and grant giving programming, and revenue-generating development to further the goals of foundation.


Please contact Foundation director, Debra Burchett-Lere regarding the ongoing research and documentation for the forthcoming publication of the Catalogue Raisonné. If you have any paintings by the artist to be considered for inclusion in the Raisonné, please Click Here.

Advisory Council

Augustus Francis
Margaret Francis
Osamu Francis
Shingo Francis
Kayo Francis Malik
Lucille Polachek

Board Members

Nancy Mozur
John Seed
Jenkins Shannon
Louise Steinman

Foundation Director/President

Debra Burchett-Lere


President Emeritus

J. Patrick Whaley, Esq.