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Nobel Laureates Circle

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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.


patients receive blood stem cell transplants each year

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


faster — the speed new projects can launch with donor dollars

Private support helps Fred Hutch launch promising new projects up to six times faster than research funded by government grants alone.


members comprise Fred Hutch’s Nobel Laureates Circle

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


endows a fellowship for a promising new scientist

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

Madeline+ and Howell E. Adams, Jr.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
     for Childhood Cancer
Mr. Paul G. Allen+
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Society of Hematology
The Anderson Foundation
Ric and Kaylene Anderson
Anduin Foundation
Robert M. Arnold+
Aven Foundation

Avon Foundation for Women
Ronald Bailey
Daniel and Pamela Baty
Carl and Renée Behnke
Sally Skinner Behnke+
David and Joanna Beitel
Yahn Bernier and Beth McCaw
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
Dave Burke and Louise O'Reilly
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Canary Foundation
Cancer Research Institute
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
In Memory of Charlotte M. Davis
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
Holly and Eric Dillon
Peter S.+ and Sandra W. Dyer
The Edson Family
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 18 anonymous donors.
+Deceased member
Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2021.

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 Foundation
The G. Harold & Leila Y. Mathers
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
Alice Coulon Hanson+
John J. and Katherine A. Harnish
Lee Hartwell and Theresa Naujack Hartwell
The Hartwell Foundation
Hearst Foundations
The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
Bob and Pat Herbold
Arthur P. Holm Estate
Jay D. Holman
The Hope Foundation
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Yvonne Twining Humber Estate
Hyundai Hope on Wheels

Nea Lynn+ and Curt Ireland
J. Orin Edson Foundation
Jacob Green Charity Golf Classic
John C. and Karyl Kay Hughes Foundation
David Jones and Maryanne Tagney
Erna M. Jorgensen Trust
José Carreras Leukaemia Foundation
Estate of Nelda 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
Claudia R. Luebbers Trust

The Lustgarten Foundation
Lymphoma Research Foundation
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
Moneytree, Inc.
The Moore Charitable Foundation, Inc.
John and Susie Morganti Estate
Craig and Marie Mundie
M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Muscular Dystrophy Association

Nobel Laureates Circle membership includes 18 anonymous donors.
+Deceased member
Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2021.

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+
Richard and Pamela Panowicz
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Grafton Pauls and LaVonne Pauls
James B. Pendleton Charitable Trust
Premera Blue Cross
Kelly and Christi Price

Prostate Cancer Foundation
Ragon Institute
James and Sherry Raisbeck
Paula and Stephen Reynolds
Richard C. Goldstein Private Foundation
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 Foundation
The Milton B. Rubin Family
Dorlesca Hazel Ryan Estate
The Safeway Foundation
Jean E. Sanders M.D.
The Sarah M. Hughes Foundation
Jim and Bet Schuler
MacKenzie Scott
James G. Scripps Estate
The Seattle Foundation
Sheldon Manufacturing, Inc.

Frank and Harriet+ Shrontz
Jim and Jan Sinegal
Ben Slivka and Lisa Wissner-Slivka
Sloan Foundation
Space Needle Foundation
St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Barbara H. Stephanus
Kathy Surace-Smith and Brad Smith
Susan G. Komen
Swarts Family

Nobel Laureates Circle membership includes 18 anonymous donors.
+Deceased member
Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2021.

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
Paul S. Warber Estate
Cynthia M. Ward
Washington Research Foundation


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


Nobel Laureates Circle membership includes 18 anonymous donors.
+Deceased member
Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2021.

Contact Philanthropy

Kelly O'Brien, Vice President, Philanthropy
Last Modified, April 08, 2022