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President’s Circle

President’s Circle

Drive Cures Faster

The President’s Circle — a distinguished group of individual and corporate members who share Fred Hutch’s vision for the elimination of cancer and related diseases — provides critical, aggregate funding to speed the development of new ideas and innovations in research as they emerge. Annual gifts of $10,000 or more through the President’s Circle sustain programs vital to the Hutch’s mission, including pilot research projects, shared research facilities and equipment, faculty recruitment and training for the next generation of biomedical researchers.


members comprise Fred Hutch’s President’s Circle

552 President’s Circle members have generously supported the Hutch’s leading-edge research.


companies support bold science through the President’s Circle

Many local and national businesses have joined us in our mission to cure cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


active inventions have been developed by Hutch researchers

Fred Hutch scientists seek opportunities to license their inventions and other intellectual property resulting from their research.


funds a pilot project that could lead to a large federal grant

A $50,000 gift allows a scientist to explore a new idea with a pilot project that could lead to a large federal grant — and a cure.

Member Benefits

Please note that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, not all in-person benefits are possible at this time.

  • Invitations to a variety of events including faculty research discussions and conversations with Hutch leadership.
  • Updates from Dr. Thomas J. Lynch Jr., president and director and holder of the Raisbeck Endowed Chair and other Hutch scientists on research at Fred Hutch.
  • Impact reports featuring Hutch research and how your investment is making a difference.
  • Invitations to Fred Hutch fundraising events.
  • Recognition of your generosity online. 
  • A personal tour of the Hutch campus in Seattle.
  • The knowledge that you are fueling innovation to help the lives of those facing cancer and other diseases. 

Corporate Member Benefits

Corporate members receive the following benefits:

  • Your company’s name on the President’s Circle roster.
  • The suite of benefits and networking opportunities (see above) for a company leader or representative.

Private Funding in Action

A portrait of Sue Biggins in her lab

Uncovering the Origins of Cancer

Dave Jackson and family

Kickstarting Kidney Cancer Immunotherapy

A portrait of Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem near a microscope

Curing HIV

A portrait of Dr. Pete Nelson

Treating Prostate Cancer

Uncovering the Origins of Cancer

Dr. Sue Biggins studies how cells divide and distribute their chromosomes, a process that is almost always disrupted in cancer. The major structure involved in maintaining the precision of this process is the kinetochore, but understanding its functionality eluded scientists. During a pivotal point in her research, Dr. Biggins received President’s Circle funding that allowed her to devise a new technique to better study the kinetochore, which has important implications for treating cancer.

Invest in the breakthroughs that will lead to more cures.

Member Roster

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A - E

1 Million 4 Anna Foundation
1440 Foundation
Robin Abraham and Deepa Thomas
Adaptive Biotechnologies
Tom Alberg and Judi Beck
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
     for Childhood Cancer
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy
Judson and Laura Althoff
American Association for Cancer Research
American Association of Immunologists
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
American Society for Cell Biology
American Society of Hematology
The Anderson Foundation*
Dr. Garnet Anderson and Dr. David Carrell
Ric and Kaylene Anderson*
Stephen and Rita Anderson
Ron and Kimberly Andronaco
Anduin Foundation
The Apex Foundation
Dr. Frederick and Dita Appelbaum*
The Arnold Family Foundation
William and Cassandra Arora
John Attridge, BVM
The Aven Foundation
Ed and Linda Averett
Robert A. Banks and Marcia Coulon Banks
Joe and Karyn Barer
Bill and Sara Barrett
Peter and Jane Barrett
Bayley Construction

Bayley Family Foundation*
Ron and Joan Bayley
Carl and Renée Behnke*
David and Joanna Beitel*
Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation
Linda J. Berkman
Yvonne M. Betson Trust -
     Jeff and Ethel Maxwell*
Debbie and Jim Bevier
Bezos Family
Jeff Bezos
Susan Biggins and Thomas R. Henderson
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bishop Family Legacy Foundation
BK Hope Cures
John R. and Paula Blood Family Trust
William A. Bock
Lisa and Norm Bontje
Cathy Boshaw and Doug Edlund*
Jim Boshaw
Sean and Shelley Boyle
Daniel Bradbury
Mr. and Mrs. Martin H. Brashem
Robert R. Braun, Jr.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Bristol Myers Squibb
Brooks Running
Steve and Jenny Brooks
Brad and Amy Brotherton
David and Lisa Browdy
Charlie and Sarah Brown
Aaron Bueler and Carolyn True
Richard and Loraine Burger
Dave Burke and Louise O'Reilly
The Burkland Family

Shari Burns*
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Richard and Melinda Bus
Ward and Judy Bushnell
David Butcher
Gary and Catherine Bylund*
Gary Caldwell and Jo Anne Iaciofano
Phyllis and William Campbell
Cancer Research Institute
Chris Capossela and Leigh Toner
Carlson Family Foundation*
Gail and John Carpenter
Darrell and Siobhan Cavens
Alan J. Chaffee and Mary Kathryn Raschko
Ann Chamberlin
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Charter Construction
Justina Chen and Dan Johnson
Rajiv Chopra and Lavina Wadhwani
Joan G. Clark, MD
Mike and Corry Clayville
Dr. Bruce Clurman and Deb Gumbardo
Donna Cochener
The Concern Foundation
Conquer Cancer Foundation of
     the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Larry and Amy Corey
Barbara Cosgrove and Frank Yandrasits
Megan Cosgrove
Quinn Cosgrove
Costco Wholesale
Jane and David Cottrell
Keith Cowan and Linda Walsh
Crabby Beach Foundation
Robert and Jane Cremin

Christina I. Cressey Family Foundation
Roger Crouch*
Michael and Judith Crutcher
Damon Runyon Cancer
     Research Foundation
Arthur and Barbara Daniels
David Cutler Foundation
Dr. Nancy E. Davidson and Dr. Thomas W.
Joyce Davis
Mark D. Davis
The Dean Witter Foundation
Kurt and Suzan DelBene
Delta Dental of Washington
Anita and Chuck Deters
Holly and Eric Dillon*
Pamela G. Doctor
Carey and John Dondero
Wayne Dong
The Dr. Maxwell Hurston Family Foundation
Rosemary Dunkle
Diane and Ed Dye
Echo Bay Foundation
Earl and Denise Ecklund
Edward P. Evans Foundation
Karl Ege*
Maria Eitel
Julie Elkington
Richard and Joanne Elliott
Emergent Ventures
John and Christine Enslein
Justin and Alexis Erickson
The Eucalyptus Foundation
Mr. David L. Evans

President’s Circle includes 25 anonymous donors.
*Charter member
Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2021.

F - M

The Farrell Family
Barbara Feasey and Bill Bryant*
Michael Fillman and Chandler Wonderly
Phelps and Christel Fisher
Mark and Kristin Fleischauer
John Forsythe
Cay Fortune and John Shimer
The Foster Foundation
Foundation for the National
     Institutes of Health
H.D. Fowler Family
Nat and Diane Franklin
Freestone Capital Management
Bob Frey
Fritzky Family*
Dr. Denise Galloway
Michael and Lynn Garvey*
Bill and Melinda Gates
The Geiger Family Foundation*
The George & Fay Young Foundation
Rita Getzelman and Doug Mockett
Mr. and Mrs. Burke F. Gibson
Lynda Gilman
D. Wayne and Anne E. Gittinger
Nancy Giuliano and George Maas
Richard F. Glass
glassybaby foundation
GLY Construction Inc.
Charles Goggio, Jr.
Kenneth J. and Beryl N. Goodchild
Douglas and Andrea Gordon
Bill and Jill Gormley
Roger and Jennifer Grambihler
Joann C. Gray
Ken and Betsy Greenbaum*
Mark Groudine and Cynthia Putnam*
Carol and Wayne Gullstad
Claes Gustafsson and Magdalena Bartilsson
Donald Guthrie and Candace Tkachuck*
Susanne and Scott Guthrie
Michael Hackett
Amber Hahto
Suzanne and John Hansen
Reed and Nan Harman

The Hartwell Foundation
Haselwood Auto Group
Deborah and Eric Haug
Rosemarie Havranek and Nathan Myhrvold
Verne and Sandra Hedlund
Jeffrey and Shelly Heier
Jean-Francois and Catherine Heitz
Pamela and Mark Held
The Helen Clay Frick Foundation
Steven and Jorja Henikoff
Doug and Sheri Henrikson
Bob and Pat Herbold*
Pete and Leslie Magid Higgins*
Molly M. Hill
Jennifer and Gary Hinds
Iva and Lawrence Hirsch
The Hite Foundation
Anna and James Hoag
Peter and Peggy Horvitz*
Mr. Bradley J. Horwitz
Shelley M. Hovind
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
William Howard
The Hutchinson Family*
Hyundai Hope on Wheels
Ildhuso Fisheries Family*
Nea Lynn and Curt Ireland
Nicole and Tom Jack
Mark and Mari Jancola
The Jean E. Thomson Foundation*
Mike and Diane Johansson*
John C. and Karyl Kay Hughes Foundation*
Johnson International Industries, Inc.
Craig M. Johnson and Shawn L. Underwood
Lisa Marie Johnson
JP Morgan Chase
David Jones and Maryanne Tagney*
Kristi and Timothy Jones
The Judith A. Lese Breast
     Cancer Foundation
Michelle Judson and George Hembree
Skip and Doris Junis
Juno Therapeutics, A Bristol-Myers
     Squibb Company

Jeanne Kanach
The Kaphan Foundation
Rich and Karmann Kaplan
Susan Kaplan
Jim Kaufmann and Mary Thrasher
Sharon Kean and Robert Lipson
Keith & Mary Kay McCaw Family Foundation
Patrick Kennedy and Melissa Ries
Philip I. Kent
Steven S. Kessel and Sibyl Frankenburg
David and Doreen Keyes
Leigh Kinnish
Nina Kjellson and Sandy Zweifach
Reginald S. and Ann R. Koehler*
Miklos Kohary and Natalia Zimonyi Kohary
Susan Korn
Mike and Debbie Koss*
Courtney Koster
CAPT M. Thomas & Mrs. Gwenann Kroon
Merrilee Wickstrom Kullman
Sandra L. La Haye*
Rick and Carole Lamoureaux
Laura Landro and Richard Salomon
Lane Powell PC
Tocata Larrinaga Lane
Janet Lanterman
Alida and Christopher Latham
Lee & Hayes, P.C.
Shari and Rory Leid
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Frank and Marianne Liebermann
The Lochland Foundation
Loeb Family Foundation
Susan and Bert Loosmore
Benito and Carmen Lopez*
Gil and Berit Lund
Lung Cancer Research Foundation
Kathryn Lusco
David and Deborah Lycette
Gary Lyman and Nicole Kuderer
Dr. Thomas J. Lynch and Ms. Laura Pappano
Sandra and Frederick Mabbott

Mr. and Mrs. Darrel D. Mack
Todd and Jessica Madison
Mark and Nikki Mahan*
MainStreet Property Group LLC
Victor Malakhov
Mr. John B. Mar
Susan Marinello and Dan Wachtler
Marion & John E. Anderson Foundation
The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research
Frank and Judith Marshall
Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Martin
Dave and Laura Matter
The Max Foundation
Carol and Ron McClung
Janet McGreevy
Matt and Carol McIlwain
Doug and Ruth McKnight
Carryn McLaughlin
Lynn McLaughlin
Laurie E. McManus
Alena Meeker
Charlotte H. Merritt
Karen and Kevin Merritt
Norman and Suzanne Metcalfe
The Micah Foundation
Michael's Toyota of Bellevue
David and Kendra Millard
MilliporeSigma, a business of Merck KGaA,
Darmstadt, Germany
Mark and Kris Mitchke
Laurie Miyauchi
Mr. Arne R. Moen
Holly Monek-Anderson
The Moore Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Robert More
Ms. Leigh M. Morgan
Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman
Morphic Therapeutic Inc
Bud Mount
MPN Research Foundation
Shan and Lee Mullin*
Multiple Myeloma Cure Seekers Society
Carla Murray and Tom Robinson

President’s Circle includes 25 anonymous donors.
*Charter member
Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2021.

N - S

Nadella Family
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Robert and Claudia Nelson
Patti and Gene Neuberger
William Newell
Amanda and Christopher Nichols
Bruce and Jeannie Nordstrom
Molly Nordstrom
North Mason Cancer Crusaders
The Novogradac Rivers Foundation
Lee and Deborah Oatey
Kelly M. O'Brien and Robert J. Binney
Michael and Esther Ochsman
Agnes O'Connor and Gary Yonaka
Casey and Linnea Oiness
Carol-Ann O'Mack and John Deininger
John and Billie O'Mack
Dr. Gilbert S. Omenn
Pacific Program Management
Marlene Page
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Sinikka and Babak Parviz
Ann and John Patnaude
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Harry Jonathan Pearce*
Perkins Coie LLP
Pete and Wilma Olsen Foundation*
Warren T. Petersen and Eleanor M. Petersen
Maureen Peterson
Scott and Michelle Peyree
Paul and Beth Picardo*
Chris and Brenda Pick
Debra and Jay Platt

Gregory and Margo Plaunt
Dean and Gwenn Polik and
The Estate of Valerie Polack*
Mrs. Bess V. Porterfield
Arlen and Debra Prentice*
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Kelly and Christi Price
Prime Electric
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Qualtrics LLC
James and Sherry Raisbeck
James V. Ramsdell, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven J. Re
Andrew and Christine Reinland
Sally Reiquam
Laurel and Jeffrey Reitman
Ken and Kim Reneris
Paula and Stephen Reynolds
Karen Richards
Stanley and Lori Riddell
Lynn Ries
Michael and Maureen Rimkus
Rita Allen Foundation
The Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and
     Helen C. Kleberg Foundation
Judith Robert
Brian and Ann Roberts
Robinett Family
Robins Nest Family Foundation
David M. Robinson
Drs. Niki and Bryce Robinson
The Rona Jaffe Foundation
Peter J. and Julie A. Rose
Judy and Kermit Rosen

The Milton B. Rubin Family*
Jon and Judy Runstad*
Bill and Judy Rutherford
Andrew and Emily Ryan
The Safeway Foundation
Corsee and Martin Sanders
Lauri and Jeffrey Sandquist
Sarah M. Hughes Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Joel R. Sarfati
Ellen Sargent
Satya and Rao Remala Foundation*
Greg and Lisa Scanlon
Alice and Randall Schroder
Mary Ann Schroeter
Jim and Bet Schuler*
Seagen, Inc.
The Seattle Foundation
Bill and Marlene Semple*
Vahan and Jacquelyn Senekerimyan
Ravishankar Shanmugam
David and Joan Shannon
George Shaw and Lynn Fischer
Eliza and Brian Shelden
Emily Sheridan
Pete and Laurel Shimer
Craig Shrontz and Lynn Ristig
Joseph and Christina Siders
The Sidney, Milton and Leoma
     Simon Foundation
Silver Cloud Inns & Hotels
Silver Creek Capital Management
Simons Foundation

Mark and Brenda Simons
Jim and Jan Sinegal*
Sloan Foundation
William and Rebecca Smead
Doug Smith and Mary Templeman-Smith
Mary Snapp and Spencer Frazer
Space Needle Foundation
William and Alee Spencer
Dr. Phyllis L. Speser
Steve and Sally Stadum
The John and Louise Steegstra
     Memorial Fund
Howard and Cynthia Steinberg
Charlene Steinhauer*
Barbara Stephanus
Catherine L. Stevens
John and Sherry Stilin
Todd and Sarah Stine
Dr. Barry L. and Amy B. Stoddard
Harvey Strand
Kathryn and Mark Strecker
Cynthia Stroum and The Stroum
     Family Foundation
Linda and Walter Suby
The Sujal and Meera Patel Foundation
Art and Lori Sullivan
Senthil Sundaram
Kathy Surace-Smith and Brad Smith
Susan G. Komen
The Margie Suskin Charitable Trust
Richard Swaisgood
The Swanson Family

President’s Circle includes 25 anonymous donors.
*Charter member
Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2021.

T - Z

Tableau Foundation
Sarah Tait and Mark Kinnish
Texas 4000 for Cancer
Paul and Emily Thelen
Dr. E. Donnall Thomas Jr. and
     Mrs. Lori Thomas
Jim and Paula Thomas
Ruth Thomassen
Dr. Peter A. Thompson and Teresa A.
The Thrasher Koffey Foundation
Brad and Danielle Tilden
Brian Towne
Jeff and Carin Towne
True North Family Foundation Trust

Douglas and Janet True
Stavros Tsitsis
Turner Construction Company*
USI Insurance Services
The V Foundation for Cancer Research
Vadon Foundation
Maryann Valbuena
Tom and Margo Van Halm*
Van Sloun Foundation*
Nancy Greenwood Vehrs and Jeff Vehrs
Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation
W. M. Keck Foundation
Kenneth Wahlin
Doug and Maggie Walker*
Mr. Joseph N. Walter and Ms. Kathy L. Mares

Bernardine and Wes Ward
Drs. Edus and Linda Warren
Washington Holdings
Washington Research Foundation
Todd and Lynda Weatherby
Barbara Weber
Devorah Weinstein
Nancy Weintraub
Julius Werner
Julia White
Shirley J. Wilcox
Christopher L. and Ruby D. Wilde
Pat and Loretta Wiley
Chuck and Kris Wilk
The Wilkerson Family
David Will

William E. Wockner Foundation
Wilson Construction Company
Stephen and Doreen Winslow
Barry and Barbara Winstead
Elsa Wise and Robert Campbell
Craig and Joan Wrench
Thomas and Patricia Wright
Ann P. Wyckoff
Lorrin Yee
Tommy H. Yotsuuye
Melinda Yount
Caitlin and David Yusen
David Zapolsky and Lynn Hubbard
ZGF Architects*
Janet Zinn*

President’s Circle includes 25 anonymous donors.
*Charter member
Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2021.

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Last Modified, April 08, 2022