There are several groups
of friends and colleagues around the world who have taken initiatives to keep Sander's journalistic fire burning.
- Financial Times Sander Thoenes Prize: the award winner is offered a stimulating internship at the Financial Times headquarters; see http://www.ft.com/sanderthoenes
- Sander R. Thoenes Memorial Scholarship Fund that makes a regular
award to Hampshire College students engaged in a Division
- Sander Thoenes Memorial Fund which has financed East Timorese students to study journalism at the University of Queensland in Australia.