Nobel Laureates Circle

Leading the Way in the Pursuit of Cures

The Nobel Laureates Circle recognizes our visionary donors who make cumulative gifts of $1 million or more to Fred Hutch. These philanthropic leaders are fueling exponential advances in preventing, detecting, treating and curing cancer and other diseases.


blood stem cell transplants per year

More than 50,000 patients worldwide receive blood stem cell transplants annually, all tracing back to Fred Hutch’s pioneering work.


faster with your support

209 Nobel Laureates Circle members have generously contributed $1 million or more to Fred Hutch’s lifesaving research.


Nobel Laureates Circle members

252 Nobel Laureates Circle members have generously contributed $1 million or more to Fred Hutch’s lifesaving research.


endows a fellowship

A $1 million gift endows a fellowship for a scientist on the threshold of a career of lifesaving discoveries.

Nobel Prize Winners

The Nobel Laureates Circle was named to honor Fred Hutch’s Nobel Prize recipients, Drs. E. Donnall Thomas (1990), Lee Hartwell (2001) and Linda Buck (2004). Each received the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine and further cemented Fred Hutch’s reputation for scientific innovation and excellence.

Member Roster

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A - E

Mr. Howell E. Adams, Jr.
Susan A. Adams Trust
Aldarra Foundation
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
     for Childhood Cancer
Mr. Paul G. Allen*
Chap and Eve Alvord
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Society of Hematology
The Anderson Foundation
Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson
Loch Anderson and Allyn Perkins
Ric and Kaylene Anderson
Stephen and Rita Anderson
Anduin Foundation
Robert M. Arnold*

Scott and Paula Atkison
The Aven Foundation
Avon Foundation for Women
Ronald R. Bailey Estate
Stan Barer Estate
Barton Family Foundation
Dan and Pam Baty
Carl and Renée Behnke
Sally Skinner Behnke*
David and Joanna Beitel
Yahn Bernier and Beth McCaw
Yvonne M. Betson Trust -
     Jeff and Ethel Maxwell
Debbie and Jim Bevier
Bezos Family
Jeff Bezos
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Robert and Sheila Bosanko

Cathy Boshaw and Doug Edlund
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Susan Brotman
Richard and Loraine* Burger
Dave Burke and Louise O'Reilly
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Canary Foundation
Cancer Research Institute
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Charles E. Stuart
     Charitable Foundation
Mylo and Marion Charlston*
Conquer Cancer Foundation
     of the American Society
     of Clinical Oncology
Costco Wholesale
Terry and Sharon Covey
Crabby Beach Foundation

Mr.* and Mrs. Fenwick J. Crane
Roger and Gloria Crouch*
CTI BioPharma
Damon Runyon Cancer
     Research Foundation
In Memory of Charlotte M. Davis
Defeat Multiple Myeloma
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
Holly and Eric Dillon
Peter S.* and Sandra W. Dyer
J. Orin* and Charlene Edson
Edward P. Evans Foundation
Clairmont L. and Evelyn S. Egtvedt*
John and Christine Enslein
Entertainment Industry Foundation /
     Women’s Cancer Research Fund
The Eucalyptus Foundation

Nobel Laureates Circle membership includes 25 anonymous donors.
*Deceased member
Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2023.

F - M

Fannie E. Rippel Foundation
Mark and Kristin Fleischauer
Jane Folkrod*
Foundation for the National
     Institutes of Health
Nat and Diane Franklin
Friends of FSH Research
Friends of José Carreras
     International Leukemia
The G. Harold & Leila Y.
     Mathers Foundation
David Worthington Garner Trust
Bill Gates
Melinda French Gates
The George & Fay Young Foundation
Gerdin Family Foundation
Giles W. and Elise G.
     Mead Foundation
Bob and Eileen Gilman Family
David and Patricia Giuliani*
     and Foundation
Chuck Glass
The GM Foundation
Kenneth J. and Beryl N. Goodchild

Calvin A. Gorman Trust
Martin and Barbara Gosselin
Jeff and Julie Guillot
Susanne and Scott Guthrie
Alice Coulon Hanson*
John J. and Katherine A. Harnish
The Hartwell Foundation
Lee and Theresa Naujack Hartwell
Haselwood Auto Group
O. Peder Haslestad and Theodora N.
     Haslestad Trust
Hearst Foundations
The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
Robert* and Phyllis Henigson
Bob and Pat Herbold
Arthur P. Holm Estate
Jay D. Holman
The Hope Foundation
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Alice M. Hudspeth Trust
Yvonne Twining Humber Estate
Hyundai Hope on Wheels
Inserra Family Foundation
J. Orin Edson Foundation

Jacob Green Charity Golf Classic
Margaret Jeffery Estate
JMS 360 Fund
John C. and Karyl Kay
     Hughes Foundation
Stanley W. Johnston Estate
David Jones and Maryanne Tagney
Erna M. Jorgensen Trust
José Carreras Leukaemia
The Kaphan Foundation
Estate of Nelda S. Kleinschmidt
Norma and Leonard Klorfine
Miklos Kohary* and
     Natalia Zimonyi Kohary
Merrilee Wickstrom Kullman
The Lawrence Ellison Foundation
Rae and Mark Lembersky
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Life Sciences Discovery Fund
Life Sciences Research Foundation
Listwin Family Foundation
Lopker Family Foundation
Lucas Brothers Foundation

Claudia R. Luebbers Trust
The Lustgarten Foundation
Lymphoma Research Foundation
Nea Lynn* and Curt Ireland
Mark and Nikki Mahan
Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust
Mr. John A. McCone and Mrs. Theiline Pigott McCone*
Rider and Victoria McDowell
     Charitable Trust
Matt and Carol McIlwain
Doug and Ruth McKnight
Paul Edwin Melcher Estate
Norman and Suzanne Metcalfe
David C. Miller Trust
Mimi and Peter Haas Fund
Moneytree, Inc.
The Moore Charitable
     Foundation, Inc.
Estate of Gabriel Morelli
John and Susie Morganti Estate
Craig and Marie Mundie
M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Muscular Dystrophy Association

Nobel Laureates Circle membership includes 25 anonymous donors.
*Deceased member
Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2023.

N - S

National Breast Cancer
     Foundation, Inc.
Peter and Sheryl Neupert
The Norcliffe Foundation
Carol-Ann O'Mack* and
     John Deininger
Dorothy and Everett O'Neill*
Rick and Pam Panowicz
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Grafton and LaVonne Pauls
James B. Pendleton Charitable Trust
Premera Blue Cross
Kelly and Christi Price
Frank W. Pritt, III*

Melanie Pritt
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Ragon Institute
James* and Sherry Raisbeck
Satya and Rao Remala Family
Paula and Stephen Reynolds
James and Kalpana Rhodes
Carrie D. Rhodes-Nigam
Richard C. Goldstein Private
Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer
The Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and
     Helen C. Kleberg Foundation
Jim Roberts and Pam Becker

Mary K. Rolland
The Rona Jaffe Foundation
Rosalie and Harold Brown
The Milton B. Rubin Family
Dorlesca Hazel Ryan Estate
The Safeway Foundation
Jean E. Sanders M.D.
Sarah M. Hughes Foundation
Jim and Bet Schuler
Schultz Family Foundation
MacKenzie Scott
James G. Scripps Estate
The Seattle Foundation

Sheldon Manufacturing, Inc.
Frank and Harriet* Shrontz
Jim and Jan Sinegal
Sloan Foundation
Stuart Sloan and
     Molly Nordstrom Sloan
South Sound C.A.R.E. Foundation
Space Needle Foundation
St. Baldrick's Foundation
Barbara Stephanus
Kathy Surace-Smith and Brad Smith
Susan G. Komen
Swarts Family

Nobel Laureates Circle membership includes 25 anonymous donors.
*Deceased member
Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2023.

T - Z

Herman E. Tenzler Estate
Dr. and Mrs. E. Donnall Thomas*
Mikal and Lynn Thomsen
Barbara Thrasher and Rick Koffey
Luke D. Timmerman and
     Tracy B. Cutchlow
Hazel Johnson Toly Estate
Bonnie and Jim Towne

Turner Construction Company
United Way of King County
Unravel Pediatric Cancer
The V Foundation for
     Cancer Research
Vadon Foundation
W. M. Keck Foundation

Mary Ann Walters
Paul S. Warber Estate
Cynthia M. Ward
Washington Research Foundation
Linda G. Watts Estate
Wayne D. Kuni and
     Joan E. Kuni Foundation

Elizabeth Wayner
Richard W. Weiland Estate
The Wissner-Slivka Foundation
John and Nancy Zevenbergen
Zilber Family Foundation
Janet Zinn

Nobel Laureates Circle membership includes 25 anonymous donors.
*Deceased member
Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2023.

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