Brief Description:

A group of seven women, most of the married, formed the Marin Friends of SNCC chapter in 1964.  The members of this chapter worked to bridge class divides as they designed fundraising activities aimed at upper-middle class audiences. They raised funds through various socialite activities, like charitable theater productions, dinner cruises, backyard dinner and cocktail parties, and more. Through their efforts they raised hundreds of dollars at a single event. At these events, attendees listened to first-hand accounts and expert opinions on voter registration in Mississippi. Within their first year of operation, this chapter recruited a significant number of members. A separate College of Marin Friends of SNCC formed  not long after this chapter.


  • Mrs. Joseph Moore (Chairman)
  • Mrs. Nellie Gillis (Secretary-Treasurer)
  • Mrs. Juanita Vincent
  • Giovanna Kirby
  • Mrs. Paul Rosenthal
  • Mrs. Edward Radenzel
  • Mrs. Robert Greensfelder
  • Debra Hall
  • Mrs. Paula McCoy
  • Gwendolyn Hall
  • Mrs. John Cascone
  • Diane Leach
  • Corte Madera
  • Hugh Hendricks
  • Michael Franzblau
  • Art Brown
  • Clayton Meredith
  • Fredrick Werthiem
  • Ross Angress
  • Herbert Angress
  • William Carpenter
  • A.R. Wierbinski
  • Don Umphress
  • James Holland
  • Margaret Grant
  • Betty Hansen
  • Herbert W. Kennedy
  • Richard Liebes
  • Jack Eshleman
  • A.B. Richardson
  • Nesbit Crutchfield
  • Sali Lieberman
  • Mr. and Mrs. George Kerson

College of Marin Friends of SNCC

  • Mike Sweeney
  • Edward Collins
  • Judy Roberts
  • Allan Gotch
  • Samuel Schwartz (Faculty Advisor)
  • Fred Winn
  • Robert Scoville
  • John Bright
  • Mike Carmack
  • Mike Carroll
  • Willie Clay
  • Mike Goldman
  • Martha Olson
  • Grace Pearlman
  • Peter Rockwell
  • Vivian Schluter


Preparing for Cruise, Daily Independent Journal, April 2, 1965

Theater Benefit Scheduled in San Anselmo on May 28, Daily Independent Journal, May 14, 1965

SNCC Friends Form in Marin, Daily Independent Journal, July 27, 1964

Alan Cunnigham, Marin Speakers Pay Tribute to Civil Rights Workers, Daily Independent Journal, March 15, 1965

Planning a Benefit, Daily Independent Journal, August 5, 1964

Comedian to Help Student Committee, Daily Independent Journal, January 6, 1965

Marin SNCC Office Fundraising Plans, Alicia Kaplow Papers, 1964-1968, Wisconsin Historical Society

Letter to the Editor, The Movement, October 1, 1966

SNCC Workers Need Donations, Oak Leaf, April 8, 1965

Friends of SNCC Organize, Sausalito News, August 5, 1964

Foreign Film Benefit Show, Sausalito News, September 30, 1964

Film to Aid Voter Registration, Sausalito News, December 8, 1965

SNCC Friends Give Benefit, Sausalito News, September 2, 1964

Freedom Boat Ride, Sausalito News, April 7, 1965

Salkinds, Marsh Offer Top Music, Sausalito News, December 1963


College of Marin Friends of SNCC

SNCC Friends Elect Slate, Sausalito News, October 21, 1964

College Group Helps S.W.C.C., Sausalito News, December 2, 1964