About Reason Center

​​Reason Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, opened its doors July 2014. It was established as a community and meeting place for gatherings and educational activities that promote scientific awareness, critical thinking and civic responsibility—via a naturalistic worldview and secular values. The existence of Reason Center would not have been possible without the generous support of our founding members and donors.


Support a social and intellectual community for freethinkers

Contribute to society through education and community service

Uphold and safeguard the separation of religion and government

​Advance the civic understanding and acceptance of freethinkers



Gary Alexander has been an active member of the atheist community for the last eight years. He works as a public servant for the California Community College System. He is also an animal lover and avid tabletop hobbyist.

Gary Alexander - Board President

Mynga Futrell has played different roles in order to promote appropriate civic consideration of citizens who hold a supernatural-free worldview. Among “hats” worn locally: Reason Center (founding board member), Freethought Day in Sacramento (founder), Sacramento's Atheist and Other Freethinkers (co-founder and former president). A former science educator and abiding science buff, Mynga has for over a decade organized the annual Sacramento Darwin Day Educational Gala. Among her many other involvements: she co-founded the international Brights’ Network. More on her Wikipedia page.

Mynga Futrell

I have been a part of the Sacramento area secular community for the past six years. I have learned much and made lots of new friends through the many activities the various organizations provide. I am active with Sunday Assembly and am excited about the future of Reason Center. I am single, have two grown sons, and tend to stay very busy.

Nancy Sneed

I've been a proud member of the Sacramento Freethought / Humanist / Atheist Community for 15 years or more. Very happy to have like-minded people to hang out with, have discussions, and support one another. Let's grow this into even more!

Tom Ikelman

I began my participation in the Agnostic/Atheist/Freethinker/Humanist/Non-Believer/Skeptic community with being an active member of Secular Student Alliance (SSA) at Sacramento City College, and continued as a member of SSA at Sacramento State. During this time I participated in the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s campaign in Sacramento, placing both my face and personal quote on a billboard located in the community I both lived and worked in at the time. In addition to this I was the only Humanist that the UC Davis Medical Center has ever had as a Chaplain. In this capacity I met with many patients and staff members, from many viewpoints, about dealing with hurtles such as grief and other difficulties.

Noel Navarro

​Here's the 2014 campaign video that ​energized the launch of Reason Center:

​Reason Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN# 46-4430467