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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
​Winifred and W. Richard Bingham
​William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation
​Frances Hellman and Warren Breslau
​Shawn and Brook Byers
​Stasia Obremskey and Dan Carroll
​Betsy and Peter Chung
​Penny and James George Coulter
Leslie and Troy Daniels
​Laura and Peter Fenton
​Doris Fisher
Laura and John Fisher

Jennifer Caldwell and John H. N. Fisher
​The Gardner Family
​Karen and Edward Gilhuly
​Shirley and Harry Hagey, HRH Foundation
​Stephanie DiMarco and Jim Harleen
​Margaret and William Hearst III
​Theresa McDonald and Nelson Ishiyama
​Henrik Jones
​Julia Wong and Roger Kuo
Gretchen and Howard Leach
Marie and Barry Lipman
Park Loughlin
​Laura Malkin and Scott Malkin
​Elizabeth and Edward McDermott

​Julie and Ian McGuire
​Kana Muraki and Lawrence Miao
​Susan and William Oberndorf
​Emilie Ogden and Douglas Ogden
​Elizabeth R. Patterson
​Mary and Gary Pinkus
​Eva and Bill Price
​Diane Greene and Mendel Rosenblum
​​Sakana Foundation
Wendy and Eric Schmidt
​Helen and Charles Schwab
​Regina Kulik-Scully and John Scully
​Katherine L. and Kurt N. Simon
​Mary and Jerome C. Vascellaro
​Patricia Wilson
​Wendy and Richard Yorke
​Mary and Harold Zlot

Conservationists ($50,000 and above)

Huifen Chan and Roelof Botha
​Susie Tompkins Buell and Mark Buell

​Carolyn Klebanoff and Fred Cohen
​Buff and Gerald Corsi
Kate and William Duhamel
Dana and Bob Emery
Charlotte and Nick Giovanni

Cynthia and John Gunn
​Ann and Charles Johnson
​Janet and Thomas McKinley
​Eda and Joseph Pell
​Sarah and J. Stuart Ryan
​Pauline and Tom Tusher

Ecologists ($25,000 and above)

​Joan Avenali
​Teresa Briggs
​Carol and Lyman Casey
​Caroline H. Damsky
​Roberta and Steven Denning
​Ann and L. John Doerr
​Johnnie and John Hafernik

​Sabrina and Marco Hellman
Terrie Campbell and James Henderson
​The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
​David Kennedy
​Steve Krognes
​Adrienne Zihlman and Jerold Lowenstein
​Diane L. Morris
​The Carrie & Greg Penner Fund of the Walton Family Foundation


​​​Catarina and Andy Schwab
Elizabeth Blackburn and John Sedat
Elizabeth and Andrew Spokes
​Kathryn Taylor and Thomas Steyer
​Onnolee and Orlin Trapp
​Susan and David Tunnell
​Virginia and Gregory Tusher
​Lia and James Whitehead
​Diane B. Wilsey
​Ruth and Roger Wu

Collectors ($10,000 and above)

Anonymous (4)
Betty and Bruce Alberts
​Jennifer Bennett
​Nancy Spero and Norman Brand
​Eliza Brown and Hal Candee
​Donovan Ching
​Linda and Thomas Coates
​Carla and David Crane
​Helen and Rajnikant Desai
​Daphne and Mike Dickson
​MaryAnn Dietrich
​Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund
​Marion Euphrat
​Michelle and Robert Friend
​Ann and Gordon Getty
​Marritje and James Greene
​Sallie Griffith
​​Janet M. Harris

Hitz Foundation
Paula and Dennis Jaffe
Beth and Oliver Jenkyn
Mary Austin and Brewster Kahle
Jenny Yip and Michael Kim
William and Gretchen Kimball Fund
​Wendy W. Kwok
Laura Kline and Michael Lazarus
​Llagas Foundation
​Leslie Berriman and Nion McEvoy
​Leslie and John McQuown
​Vera and Ken Meislin
​Jancy Rickman and William Michaely
​Christina and Hamid Moghadam
​Nancy and George Montgomery, Jr.
Betty and Gordon Moore
​Noelle Leca and Michael Moradzadeh

Paula and John Murphy
The Peter and Kristan Norvig Family Fund, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Alyssa Umsawasdi and Bryan O'Connor
Angela Nomellini and Kenneth Olivier
Laura and Mike Patnode
Marianne H. Peterson
Linnea and George Roberts
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock
Jane and John Siegel
Camilla and George Smith
Jeannie and Christopher Smith
Joan Steinberg
Pasha and William Thornton
Lois and Melvin Tukman
Summer Tompkins Walker Charitable Trust
Geisha and Jay Williams

Reflects highest total giving in either 2015 or 2016

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