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.


President Circle members contributed $61 million in 2018

468 President Circle members generously contributed $61 million to the Hutch’s lifesaving research in 2018.


patents have been secured by Hutch researchers since 2015

In the last four years, Fred Hutch scientists have received 107 patents for innovations resulting from their research.


endowed chairs help us recruit and retain the best researchers

Thanks to donor generosity, the number of endowed chairs has expanded from five to 21 in just two years.


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



Partner members receive the following benefits:

  • Invitations to special events like behind-the-scenes tours, faculty conversations, and President’s Celebration, our yearly members-only reception with President and Director Dr. Gary Gilliland.
  • Exclusive news and updates from Dr. Gilliland and other Hutch scientists on the state of cancer research.
  • Access to tickets for Fred Hutch signature events.
  • Recognition of your generosity in print publications and online. 
Become a Partner


Investor members enjoy all Partner benefits, plus:

  • A personalized tour of our Seattle campus, including a visit with an investigator who specializes in an area of interest to you and your guests.
Become an Investor


Accelerator members enjoy all Investor benefits, plus:

  • A VIP dinner with the keynote speaker of the annual Hutch Award, which recognizes the Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire of the legendary leader — and our namesake — Fred Hutchinson.
Become an Accelerator


Champion members enjoy all Accelerator benefits, plus:

  • An invitation for you and your fellow champions to join a scientific division director for lunch to learn more about your investment at work. 
Become a Champion

Corporate Member Benefits

Corporate members receive the following benefits:

  • Your company’s logo and website link highlighted on the President’s Circle corporate roster.
  • Recognition as a corporate supporter of Fred Hutch in a full-page ad in the corporate citizenship edition of Puget Sound Business Journal.

Upcoming Events

All events
Oct 10
Oct 10

Circle Series

05:30 - 07:30 PM
Join us for a casual and engaging forum for Fred Hutch researchers to share how philanthropic support is helping accelerate new ideas and innovations in research.
Location Pelton Auditorium | Thomas Building | Fred Hutch Campus
Host Fred Hutch
Dec 7
Dec 7

Hutch Holiday Gala

The single largest fundraiser benefiting Fred Hutch, the Gala is a black-tie event featuring live music and auctions, an elegant dinner, and dancing.
Location Sheraton Grand Seattle
Host Grace Heffernan Arnold Guild

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

  • Champion ($100,000+)
  • Accelerator ($50,000+)
  • Investor ($25,000+)
  • Partner ($10,000+)
  • More (2)
Investor ($25,000+)
Partner ($10,000+)

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
American Association for Cancer Research
The Anderson Foundation*
Anduin Foundation
Aven Foundation
Sergio G. Barron
Carl and Renee Behnke*
David and Joanna Beitel*
Fritzky Family
Bezos Family
Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos
Claire Bigbie
Cathy Boshaw and Doug Edlund*
Erik and Berit Breivik*
The Burkland Family
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Ward and Judy Bushnell
Crabby Beach Foundation

Roger and Gloria Crouch*
Holly and Eric Dillon*
Fritzky Family*
The George & Fay Young Foundation
Gerdin Family Foundation
Ms. Lynda M. Gilman
Patricia and David Giuliani*
Susanne and Scott Guthrie
The Hartwell Foundation
The Hope Foundation
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Hyundai Hope on Wheels
J. Orin Edson Foundation
The John C. and Karyl Kay Hughes Foundation*
David Jones and Maryanne Tagney*
Kismet Charitable Fund*
Miklos Kohary and Natalia Zimonyi Kohary
Mike and Debbie Koss*

Laura A. Landro and Richard E. Salomon
Genevieve Lofgren+
Mark and Nikki Mahan*
Doug and Ruth McKnight
Multiple Myeloma Cure Seekers Society
Nadella Family
Peter and Sheryl Neupert
Carol-Ann O'Mack and John Deininger*
Carol-Ann O'Mack
James and Sherry Raisbeck
Paula and Stephen Reynolds
Richard C. Goldstein Private Foundation
The Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation
The Rona Jaffe Foundation
Sarah M. Hughes Foundation
The Seattle Foundation
Bill and Marlene Semple*
Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research

Jim and Jan Sinegal*
Singh Family Foundation
Ben Slivka and Lisa Wissner-Slivka
Sloan Foundation
Strong 4 Sam
Carol J. Swarts
Kazuko Tanigawa
Unravel Pediatric Cancer
The V Foundation for Cancer Research
The Vadon Foundation
Dr. Lawrence and Kimberely Votta
W. M. Keck Foundation
Bruce and Peggy Wanta
Washington Research Foundation
The Wissner-Slivka Foundation
John and Nancy Zevenbergen
Zilber Family Foundation
Janet Zinn*

President’s Circle includes 16 anonymous donors.

*Charter member

+Deceased member

Member roster is up to date as of Nov. 5, 2018.

Ric and Kaylene Anderson*
Mike and Corry Clayville
Jane and David Cottrell
Edward P. Evans Foundation
Dan Evans and Sharon Bergman
Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research
Dr. Gary Gilliland
Steve and Bridgit Griessel
Carol and Wayne Gullstad
Shelley M. Hovind

Mattie Iverson and Matt Schoenholz
Jacob Green Charity Golf Classic
Mike and Diane Johansson*
José Carreras Leukaemia Foundation
The Kaphan Foundation
Rich and Karmann Kaplan
Norma and Leonard Klorfine
The Margie Suskin Charitable Trust
Norman and Suzanne Metcalfe Mo-dazz for the Arts

Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. 
Robert Nelsen and Ellyn Hennecke*
Michael and Esther Ochsman
Phi Beta Psi Sorority
Peter J. and Julie A. Rose
Milton B. Rubin*
Satya and Rao Remala Foundation*
Jim and Bet Schuler*
Gerry Smith and Vicki Halper

Linda and Walter Suby
Kathy Surace-Smith and Brad Smith
The Thompson Family Foundation, Inc.
Luke D. Timmerman and Tracy B. Cutchlow
The Vedders
Ann P. Wyckoff
Yvonne M. Betson Trust (Jeff and Ethel Maxwell)*

President’s Circle includes 16 anonymous donors.

*Charter member

+Deceased member

Member roster is up to date as of Nov. 5, 2018.

Dr. Frederick and Dita Appelbaum*
John W. Attridge, BVM
Bayley Family Foundation*
Mark and Stephanie Berggren
Drs. Ilene and Irwin Bernstein
Debbie and Jim Bevier
William A. Bock
Mike Booth and Susan Perry-Booth
Shari Burns*
Gary and Catherine Bylund*
Darrell and Siobhan Cavens
Barbara Cosgrove and Frank Yandrasits
Steve and Carla Creasey
Jane and Robert Cremin
David Cutler Foundation

Dr. Nancy E. Davidson and Dr. Thomas W. Kensler
Mark D. Davis
Karl Ege*
Mark and Kristin Fleischauer
The Geiger Family Foundation*
Donald Guthrie and Candace Tkachuck*
Bob and Pat Herbold*
Mike and Judi Hickey*
Pete and Leslie Magid Higgins*
Lisa Marie Johnson
The Judith A. Lese Breast Cancer Foundation
Kalmanovitz Charitable Foundation
Harvey and Robin Kanter
Kate Shea Foundation
Philip I. Kent

Mrs. Frederick Kullman
Loeb Family Foundation
Gil and Berit Lund
The Maeve Foundation
Rider and Victoria McDowell Charitable Trust
Matt and Carol McIlwain
Karen Moyer*
John and Billie O'Mack
Harry Jonathan Pearce*
Dean and Josephine Petterson
Jacquie and Norman Ream
Richard and Bonnie Cavell Charitable Foundation
Jim Roberts and Pam Becker*
Robinett Family
Judy and Kermit Rosen

John and Nancy Rudolf
Maher and Elena Saba
Mark and Brenda Simons
The John and Louise Steegstra Memorial Fund
Howard and Cynthia Steinberg
The Sujal and Meera Patel Foundation
Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation
Paul and Emily Thelen
The Thrasher Koffey Foundation
Bonnie and Jim Towne*
UMC Charitable Foundation
Uncle Kory Foundation
WAID International Order of the Rainbow for Girls
Elizabeth Wayner
The Wilkerson Family
Joan and Craig Wrench

President’s Circle includes 16 anonymous donors.

*Charter member

+Deceased member

Member roster is up to date as of Nov. 5, 2018.

Minaz and Shelmina Abji
Gene and Agnus Alger
Thad Alston and Karen Glover
Chap and Eve Alvord
Dr. David Carrell and Dr. Garnet Anderson
Richard H. Anderson
Stephen and Rita Anderson
Mrs. Alison S. Andrews
Ron and Kimberly Andronaco
Mr. Ronald R. Bailey
Joe and Karyn Barer
Bill and Sara Barrett
Michelle Barry and Fred Hoyt
Ron and Joan Bayley
Dr. Pam Becker and Dr. Marc Stewart
Paul Beighle and Jane McCormmach
Mitchell and Ashley Belcher
Nat and Gail Bender
Linda J. Berkman
Michelle Berrey and Richard Smith
Mr. Steven M. Birnbaum
Allison A. Blair
Frank and Charlene Blethen
John R. and Paula Blood Family Trust
Phillip and Karla Boshaw
Elisabeth Bottler*
Steve and Jenny Brooks
George and Barbara Brown
Mr. Aaron Bueler and Ms. Carolyn True
The Burton Foundation
Richard and Melinda Bus
Jerry and Deb Bush
Brett Campbell
Linda J. Campbell
Phyllis and William Campbell
Ruth Cannon
Carlson Family Foundation*
Cory Carlson and Rhoda Altom
Alan J. Chaffee and Mary Kathryn Raschko
Ann Chamberlin
Steven and Michelle Chattin
Min-Hwa Cheng Kennard
Dr. Bruce Clurman and Deb Gumbardo
Colleen's Dream Foundation
Sorelle and Brian Cook
Dr. Jonathan Cooper and Diane Doles
Michael and Liz Copley
Megan M. Cosgrove

Quinn Cosgrove
Dr. Jennie R. Crews and Phil Crews
Michael and Judith Crutcher
D'Amato Family Philanthropic Fund
Kurt and Leslie Dammeier
Dr. H. Joachim Deeg and Mrs. Francoise Deeg-Le Gal
Defeat Multiple Myeloma
Michael and Sonya DeLance
Kurt and Suzan DelBene
Angeline Dick*
Eric and Tracy Dobmeier
Carey and John Dondero
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce D. Douglass
The Dr. Maxwell Hurston Family Foundation
James C. Dudley
Echo Bay Foundation
Jim and Lori Elliott
John and Christine Enslein
Hugh L. Fagan III and Aimee Fagan
Limei Fan and Jay Na
Jerry Flynt and Sharon LaPeter
Fortune Family Foundation*
The Foster Foundation
Mr. Robert Frey
Dr. V.K. Gadi and Dr. Emily Darby
Dr. Denise Galloway
Hope R. Garrett
Mahmood Ghassemi
Aaron and Betty Gilman Family
Charles Goggio, Jr.
Douglas and Andrea Gordon
Sam and Diana Grotte
Mark Groudine and Cynthia Putnam*
Nancy Gudmundson
George and Linda Guillot
Jeff and Julie Guillot
H.D. Fowler Family
Michael Hackett
Erik and Susan Hansen*
John and Suzanne Hansen
John J. and Katherine A. Harnish
Scott Harvey and Katherine Dewey
Jeffrey and Candace Havens
Rosemarie Havranek and Nathan Myhrvold
Jeffrey and Shelly Heier
Jean-Francois and Catherine Heitz
Mr. Douglas M. Henrikson
Heydon Family Trust

Iva and Lawrence Hirsch

Dr. Eric C. Holland
Frank and Lisa Holland
Peter and Peggy Horvitz*
Janet Hubbard
Norm and Carla Hubbard
Ross and Emily Hubbard
The Hutchinson Family*
Nea Lynn Ireland
Anne Irwin
Michael Jacejko
Michael and Rachel Jackson
The Jean E. Thomson Foundation*
The John and Louise Piacentini Family*
Craig M. Johnson and Shawn L. Underwood 
Stanley W. Johnston
Jon and Gretchen Jones
Kristi and Tim Jones
Scott and Kris Jones
Keith & Mary Kay McCaw Family Foundation
Patrick Kennedy and Melissa Ries
Steven S. Kessel and Sibyl Frankenburg
Keyes Foundation*
The Klingman Foundation
Reginald S. and Ann R. Koehler*
Lynne Kornblatt and Cathrael Kazin
Courtney Koster
Capt. M. Thomas & Mrs. Gwenann Kroon
Sandra L. La Haye*
Michael and Lana Langhauser
Bill Lewis
Frank and Marianne Liebermann
Clark and Lori Lindsay
Steven Liu and Dione Knowles
Susan and Bert Loosmore
Brent and Kathy Lower
Todd and Jessica Madison
David and Nathan Mandelbaum Family*
The Marco J. Heidner Foundation
The Mary See Foundation*
Mattaini Family Foundation
Brian and Leasa Mayer
John and Laura McCloskey
Joseph McCune and Karen Smith-McCune
Mrs. Charlotte H. Merritt
The Michael Miyauchi Foundation
Mr. Arne R. Moen
Holly K. Monek-Anderson

Mitch and Wendy Mounger
Bud Mount
Shan+ and Lee Mullin*
The Munson Family Foundation
Rick and Judy Myers
Jonathan and Shirley Ng
Mr. Christopher R. and Mrs. Amanda Nichols
North Mason Cancer Crusaders
Fred Northup, Jr. and Ashley Northup
Lee and Deborah Oatey
Kelly M. O’Brien and Robert J. Binney
Jim and Sally Olson
Jesse and Jennifer Ottele
The Paul M. Anderson Foundation
Pete and Wilma Olsen Foundation*
Tom and Kate Peters 
Pete’s Triple Play
Kent and Laurie Pfeifer
Dean and Gwenn Polik and the Estate of Valerie Polack*
Dean A. Pollack and Lizabeth A. Wilson
Michael and Wendy Popke
Mrs. Bess V. Porterfield
Kelly and Christina Price
Tim and Kathy Proctor
James V. Ramsdell, Jr.
Patrick Reddy
Andrew and Christine Reinland
Michael and Maureen Rimkus
Mr. Tom Robinson and Ms. Carla Murray
Drs. Niki and Bryce Robinson
Michael B. and Mrs. Bridget Rodden
Bill and Judy Rutherford
Matthew Sauri and Katie O'Farrell
Chuck and Carol Schaefer
Jeffrey and Jacqueline Schaffer
Georgeann Schellenger
Mary Ann Schroeter
Darren and Heather Schwartz
Kabir and Noreen Shahani
The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation
Allen and Kathleen Shoup
Craig Shrontz and Lynn Ristig
The Sidney, Milton and Leoma Simon Foundation
Scott and Kimberly Skorupa
William and Rebecca Smead
Doug Smith and Mary Templeman-Smith
William and Alee Spencer
Tom and Diane St. John*
Steve and Sally Stadum
David and Arlene Starr

President’s Circle includes 16 anonymous donors.

*Charter member

+Deceased member

Member roster is up to date as of Nov. 5, 2018.

Contact President's Circle

Last Modified, August 06, 2019