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

171 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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  • F – M
  • N – S
  • T – Z
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N – S
T – Z

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
Robert M. Arnold+
Aven Foundation

Avon Foundation for Women
Daniel and Pamela Baty
Carl and Renée Behnke
Sally Skinner Behnke+
David and Joanna Beitel
Bezos family
Jeff Bezos
MacKenzie Bezos
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Cathy Boshaw and Doug Edlund
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Susan Brotman
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
Mr. and Mrs. Fenwick+ J. Crane
Roger and Gloria+ Crouch
CTI BioPharma
Damon Runyon Cancer Research

Dorothy W. Day Trust
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
Holly and Eric Dillon
Peter S.+ and Sandra W. Dyer
J. Orin and Charlene Edson
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 12 anonymous donors.

+Deceased member

Member roster is up to date as of August 20, 2019.

Fannie E. Rippel Foundation
Jane Folkrod+
Foundation for the National
     Institutes of Health
Friends of FSH Research
Friends of José Carreras International
     Leukemia Foundation
The G. Harold & Leila Y. Mathers
David Worthington Garner Trust
Bill and Melinda 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
The GM Foundation

Calvin A. Gorman Trust
Jeff and Julie Guillot
Alice Coulon Hanson+
John J. and Katherine A. Harnish
Lee Hartwell and Theresa Naujack
The Hartwell Foundation
Hearst Foundations
The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
Bob and Pat Herbold
Arthur P. Holm Estate
The Hope Foundation
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Yvonne Twining Humber Estate
Hyundai Hope on Wheels
J. Orin Edson Foundation
Jacob Green Charity Golf Classic

The John C. and Karyl Kay Hughes
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
Lucille P. Markey Charitable Trust
Mr. John A. McCone and Mrs. Theiline
     Pigott McCone+
Matt and Carol McIlwain
Doug and Ruth McKnight
Paul Edwin Melcher Estate
Norman and Suzanne Metcalfe
Moneytree, Inc.
John and Susie Morganti Estate
Craig and Marie Mundie
M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Muscular Dystrophy Association

Nobel Laureates Circle membership includes 12 anonymous donors.

+Deceased member

Member roster is up to date as of August 20, 2019.

National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Peter and Sheryl Neupert
The Norcliffe Foundation
Carol-Ann O’Mack and John Deininger
Dorothy and Everett O'Neill+
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
James B. Pendleton Charitable Trust
Premera Blue Cross

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
The Rona Jaffe Foundation
Dorlesca Hazel Ryan Estate
The Safeway Foundation
Jim and Bet Schuler
James G. Scripps Estate
The Seattle Foundation
Sheldon Manufacturing, Inc.

Frank and Harriet+ Shrontz
Jim and Jan Sinegal
Sloan Foundation
Space Needle Foundation
St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Barbara Stephanus 
Susan G. Komen

Nobel Laureates Circle membership includes 12 anonymous donors.

+Deceased member

Member roster is up to date as of August 20, 2019.

Herman E. Tenzler Estate
Dr. and Mrs. E. Donnall Thomas+
Mikal and Lynn Thomsen
Luke D. Timmerman and
     Tracy B. Cutchlow
Hazel Johnson Toly Estate
Bonnie and Jim Towne
Turner Construction Company
United Way of King County

The V Foundation for Cancer Research
W. M. Keck Foundation
Paul S. Warber Estate
Washington Research Foundation
Elizabeth Wayner
Richard W. Weiland Estate
John and Nancy Zevenbergen
Zilber Family Foundation
Janet Zinn

Nobel Laureates Circle membership includes 12 anonymous donors.

+Deceased member

Member roster is up to date as of August 20, 2019.

Contact Philanthropy

Kelly O'Brien, Vice President, Philanthropy

Contact Nancy Greenwood Vehrs

Chief Philanthropy Executive, Principal Gifts
Last Modified, March 12, 2020