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Supporters in the Platinum Circle have a transformative impact on the Academy’s future. Their generosity enables us to explore, explain, and sustain life in all its beauty, complexity, and urgency—gifts for which we extend our deepest thanks.

Environmentalists ($100,000 and above)

Bianca and James Alexander
Diana Nelson and John Atwater
Barbara and Gerson Bakar
Janice and Matthew Barger
William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation
Shawn and Brook Byers
Betsy and Peter Chung
Penny and James George Coulter
Leslie and Troy Daniels
Stephanie DiMarco and Jim Harleen
​Kate and William Duhamel

Laura and Peter Fenton
Jennifer Caldwell and John H. N.
Doris Fisher
The Gilhuly Foundation
Diane Greene and Mendel
Shirley and Harry Hagey, HRH
Margaret and William Hearst III
Julia Wong and Roger Kuo
Anne and Colin Lind
Laura and Scott Malkin

Elizabeth and Edward McDermott
Susan and William Oberndorf
Emilie Ogden and Douglas Ogden
Elizabeth R. Patterson
Eva and Bill Price
Wendy and Eric Schmidt
Helen and Charles Schwab
Regina Kulik-Scully and John Scully
Pauline and Tom Tusher
Mary and Jerome C. Vascellaro
Patricia Wilson
Wendy and Richard Yorke

Conservationists ($50,000 and above)

Huifen Chan and Roelof Botha
Susie Tompkins Buell and Mark Buell
​Stasia Obremskey and Dan Carroll
Buff and Gerald Corsi
Caroline H. Damsky

Dana and Bob Emery
Charlotte and Nick Giovanni
​Cynthia and John Gunn
Theresa McDonald and Nelson
Ann and Charles Johnson
Gretchen and Howard Leach
Park Loughlin

​Janet and Thomas McKinley
Kana Muraki and Lawrence Miao
​Anna Spangler Nelson and Tom Nelson
Sarah and J. Stuart Ryan
Katherine L. and Kurt N. Simon
Kathryn Taylor and Thomas Steyer
Lisa and Edward Williams
Mary and Harold Zlot

Ecologists ($25,000 and above)

Joan Avenali
Nancy and Joachim Bechtle
Winifred and W. Richard Bingham
The Honorable Dianne Feinstein and
   Richard C. Blum
Frances Hellman and Warren Breslau
Carol and Lyman Casey
Roberta and Steven Denning
Laura and John Fisher
Sabrina and Marco Hellman

E. Richard Jones Family Foundation
Henrik Jones
The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
David Kennedy
Kathryn Hall and Tom Knutsen
Marie and Barry Lipman
Sharon Long
Michele and Christopher Meany
​Diane L. Morris
Eda and Joseph Pell
Carrie and Greg Penner

Mary and Gary Pinkus
Sakana Foundation
Catarina and Andy Schwab
Elizabeth and Andrew Spokes
Onnolee and Orlin Trapp
​Susan and David Tunnell
Grace and Steven Voorhis
Marcia and Harold Wagner
Lia and James Whitehead
Sara and Evan Williams
Diane B. Wilsey
Kelly and Peter Wilson

Collectors ($10,000 and above)

Betty and Bruce Alberts
Anonymous (4)
Molly and Adam Bain
​Jennifer Bennett
​Nancy Spero and Norman Brand
​Kelyn Brannon
​Eliza Brown and Hal Candee
​Donovan Ching
​Linda and Thomas Coates
​Fannie Allen and George W. Cogan
​Carolyn Klebanoff and Fred Cohen
​Martha Ehmann Conte
​Carla and David Crane
​Emily Johnson and Bradley DeFoor
​Helen and Rajnikant Desai
​Daphne and Mike Dickson
​MaryAnn Dietrich
​Ann and L. John Doerr
​Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund
​Marion Euphrat
​Andrea and Jonathan Foley
​Janie and Donald Friend
​Michelle and Robert Friend
The Gardner Family

Robert Greeley
​Marritje and James Greene
​Sallie Griffith
​Janet M. Harris
​Hitz Foundation
​Paula and Dennis Jaffe
​Beth and Oliver Jenkyn
​Elizabeth Johnson and Don James
​Mary Austin and Brewster Kahle
​In Memory of Mary Jane Kelly
​Jenny Yip and Michael Kim
​William and Gretchen Kimball Fund
​Steve Krognes
​Wendy W. Kwok
​Sonya Yu and Zachary Lara
​Laura Kline and Michael Lazarus
​Andrew Lee
​Llagas Foundation
​Leslie MacDonald
​Julian Mann
​Chris and Stan Mattison
​Leslie Berriman and Nion McEvoy
​Julie and Ian McGuire
​Leslie and John McQuown
​Vera and Ken Meislin
​Jancy Rickman and William Michaely
​Tamra and Kurt Mobley

Christina and Hamid Moghadam
​Nancy and George Montgomery, Jr.
Betty and Gordon Moore
​Noelle Leca and Michael Moradzadeh
​Timothy Muller
​Paula and John Murphy
​The Peter and Kristan Norvig Family Fund,
   an advised fund of the Silicon Valley
   Community Foundation
​Angela Nomellini and Kenneth Olivier
​Laura and Mike Patnode
​Marianne H. Peterson
​Julie and Joseph Ratner
​Linnea and George Roberts
​Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock
​Jane and John Siegel
​Camilla and George Smith
​Carol and Ned Spieker
​Joan Steinberg
​Livia and Biz Stone
​Pasha and William Thornton
​Summer Tompkins Walker Charitable Trust
​Lois and Melvin Tukman
​Geisha and Jay Williams
A.V. Flox and Yonatan Zunger

Reflects highest total giving in either 2015 or 2016

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