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

537 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



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 Dr. Thomas J. Lynch Jr., president and director, and Raisbeck Endowed Chair.
  • Exclusive news and updates from Dr. Lynch 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.

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+)
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Investor ($25,000+)
Partner ($10,000+)

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for
     Childhood Cancer
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy
American Association for Cancer
The Anderson Foundation*
Ric and Kaylene Anderson*
Anduin Foundation
Aven Foundation
Carl and Renée Behnke*
David and Joanna Beitel*
Bezos family
Jeff Bezos
MacKenzie Bezos
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Cathy Boshaw and Doug Edlund*
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Ward and Judy Bushnell
Crabby Beach Foundation
Crane Family Foundation
Roger and Gloria Crouch*
Damon Runyon Cancer Research

Holly and Eric Dillon*
Edward P. Evans Foundation
John and Christine Enslein
The Eucalyptus Foundation
The G. Harold & Leila Y. Mathers
The George & Fay Young Foundation
Lynda M. Gilman
David and Patricia+ Giuliani*
Susanne and Scott Guthrie
The Hartwell Foundation
Pamela and Mark Held
Steven and Jorja Henikoff
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
J. Orin Edson Foundation
Hyundai Hope on Wheels
The John C. and Karyl Kay Hughes
David Jones and Maryanne Tagney*
Rich and Karmann Kaplan
Kismet Charitable Fund*
Miklos Kohary and Natalia
     Zimonyi Kohary

Rae and Mark Lembersky*
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Gil and Berit Lund
Mark and Nikki Mahan*
Marion & John E. Anderson Foundation
The Mark Foundation for Cancer
Matt and Carol McIlwain
Doug and Ruth McKnight
George and Regina Morris
Judith Mullikin
Nadella Family
The Norcliffe Foundation
Carol-Ann O'Mack and John Deininger
Ned and Susan Palmer
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Debra and Jay Platt
Robert and Rebecca Pohlad
Prostate Cancer Foundation
James and Sherry Raisbeck
Paula and Stephen Reynolds

Richard C. Goldstein Private Foundation
Rita Allen Foundation
Brian and Ann Roberts
The Rona Jaffe Foundation
Sarah M. Hughes Foundation
The Seattle Foundation
Jim and Jan Sinegal*
Singh Family Foundation
Ben Slivka and Lisa Wissner-Slivka
Sloan Foundation
Barbara Stephanus
Strong 4 Sam
Kathy Surace-Smith and Brad Smith
Susan G. Komen
Unravel Pediatric Cancer
The V Foundation for Cancer Research
Bruce and Peggy Wanta
Washington Research Foundation
The Wissner-Slivka Foundation
Janet Zinn*

President’s Circle includes 22 anonymous donors.

*Charter member

+Deceased member

Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2019.

Annika and Eric Andrews
Angel Wings Foundation
Mr. Philip W. Bivens
Yvonne M. Betson Trust - Jeff and
     Ethel Maxwell*
Chris Capossela and Leigh Toner
Jane and David Cottrell
Dr. David Crosley
Andrew Farkas
Mark and Kristin Fleischauer
Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for
     Cancer Research
Dr. Daniel E. Geraghty

Dr. Gary Gilliland
Ildhuso Fisheries Family*
Jacob Green Charity Golf Classic
Mike and Diane Johansson*
The Kaphan Foundation
Nina Kjellson and Sandy Zweifach
Mike and Debbie Koss*
Kratter Family Educational and
     Charitable Fund
David and Deborah Lycette
Mo-dazz for the Arts
Ms. Leigh M. Morgan

Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman
National Comprehensive Cancer
Michael and Esther Ochsman
Oscar T. and Olivann Hokold Foundation
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance
Phi Beta Psi Sorority
Peter J. and Julie A. Rose
Milton B. Rubin*
Satya and Rao Remala Foundation*
Gerald and Gail Schneider

Jim and Bet Schuler*
Bill and Marlene Semple*
The Margie Suskin Charitable Trust
Carol J. Swarts
Team Cozzi Foundation
Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation
Texas 4000 for Cancer
The Thrasher Koffey Foundation
The Vadon Foundation
Elizabeth Wayner
The Wilkerson Family

President’s Circle includes 22 anonymous donors.

*Charter member

+Deceased member

Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2019.

Judson and Laura Althoff
Stephen and Rita Anderson
Ron and Kimberly Andronaco
Bayley Family Foundation*
Mark and Stephanie Berggren
Yahn Bernier and Beth McCaw
Drs. Ilene and Irwin Bernstein
Debbie and Jim Bevier
William A. Bock
Jim Boshaw
Daniel Bradbury
Shari Burns*
Richard and Melinda Bus
Gary and Catherine Bylund*
Barbara Cosgrove and Frank Yandrasits
Michael and Judith Crutcher
David Cutler Foundation
Dr. Nancy E. Davidson and
     Dr. Thomas W. Kensler
Mark D. Davis

The Dean Witter Foundation
Kurt and Suzan DelBene
Pamela G. Doctor
Norris and Alice Faringer
The Geiger Family Foundation*
Adam Gridley
Scott Griffin and Alicia Wright
Donald Guthrie and Candace Tkachuck*
Michael Hackett
Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation
Bob and Pat Herbold*
Mike and Judi Hickey*
Shelley M. Hovind
Margaret Jacobson, M.D. and Richard
     McClenahan, M.D.
The John and Louise Steegstra
     Memorial Fund
Jon and Gretchen Jones
Kate Shea Foundation
Kathryn Butler Memorial Foundation

Philip I. Kent
Merrilee Wickstrom Kullman
Laura Landro and Richard Salomon
Todd and Jessica Madison
Dr. Elahe Mostaghel
Karen Moyer
Carla Murray and Tom Robinson
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Amanda and Christopher Nichols
The Nick and Leslie Hanauer Foundation
Susan and Brian Olsavsky
Mr. George R. Osborne, Jr.
Sinikka and Babak Parviz
Paul Bao-Ho and Mei-Yea Liao
     Charitable Foundation
Harry Jonathan Pearce*
Warren M. Petersen and Eleanor M.
Dean and Josephine Petterson

Kelly and Christina Price
Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer
Bill and Judy Rutherford
Maher and Lena Saba
William and Rebecca Smead
Mary Snapp and Spencer Frazer
William and Alee Spencer
Howard and Cynthia Steinberg
The Sujal and Meera Patel Foundation
Art and Lori Sullivan
Paul and Emily Thelen
Brad and Danielle Tilden
Douglas and Janet True
Van Sloun Foundation*
WAID International Order of the
     Rainbow for Girls
Shirley Ward
Craig and Joan Wrench

President’s Circle includes 22 anonymous donors.

*Charter member

+Deceased member

Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2019.

Minaz and Shelmina Abji
Francine Horn Abrams
David and Kristin Acker
Michiko Aizawa
Kathy Alexion and Tim McDonald
Darren and Jamie Alger
Thad Alston and Karen Glover
Dr. Frederick and Dita Appelbaum*
John Attridge, BVM
Ronald Bailey
Joe and Karyn Barer
Bill and Sara Barrett
Michelle Barry and Fred Hoyt
Ron and Joan Bayley
Barbara Berg and Dan Gottschling
Linda J. Berkman
Merrily and Doug Betzold
Bishop Family Legacy Foundation
Allison A. Blair
Bill and Jeanne Bliss
Sean and Shelley Boyle
Michael and Cathy Broberg
Ryan Broms and Merrill W. Behnke
Steve and Jenny Brooks
George and Barbara Brown
Aaron Bueler and Carolyn True
The Burkland Family
Tom and Janet Burns
Brett Campbell
Phyllis and William Campbell
Carlson Family Foundation*
Kelly Cathey
Darrell and Siobhan Cavens
Ann Chamberlin
Brad and Judy Chase*
Steven and Michelle Chattin
Christina I. Cressey Family Foundation
Mike and Corry Clayville
Dr. Bruce Clurman and Deb Gumbardo
Sorelle and Brian Cook
Peggy Corbett
Megan Cosgrove
Quinn W. Cosgrove
Robert and Jane Cremin
Dr. Jennie and Phil Crews
Bill and Rebecca Curry
Dr. H. Joachim Deeg and Mrs. Francoise
     Deeg-Le Gal
Angeline Dick*
Robert Disbrow and Kim Kawaguchi
Wayne Domke
Carey and John Dondero
The Dr. Maxwell Hurston Family
Edward and Diane Dye
Echo Bay Foundation
Karl Ege*
Jim and Lori Elliott
Kris and Kara Engskov
Justin and Alexis Erickson
Dan Evans and Sharon Bergman
Michael Fillman and Chandler Wonderly
Scott and Amy Finholm

Jeannie Fisher
Phelps and Christel Fisher
Fortune Family Foundation*
The Foster Foundation
Bob Frey
Beth Galetti and Jeff Vanlaningham
Thomas and Leanne Gallagher
Michael and Lynn Garvey*
Mr. Richard F. Glass
Charles Goggio, Jr.
Dr. and Mrs. Mitchell H. Gold
Douglas and Andrea Gordon
Patrick Gordon and Christine Lamson
Joann C. Gray
Dr. Heather Greenlee
Jennifer Griffith and Angela
Sam and Diana Grotte
Mark Groudine and Cynthia Putnam*
George and Linda Guillot
Carol and Wayne Gullstad
Nils and Kathryn Gunther
Claes Gustafsson and Magdalena
Spencer Guthrie and Anna
     Kawakami Guthrie
Karl Handelsman
Erik and Susan Hansen*
John and Suzanne Hansen
Todd and Ashley Harris
Scott Harvey and Katherine Dewey
Jeffrey and Candace Havens
Rosemarie Havranek and Nathan
Jeffrey and Shelly Heier
Jean-Francois and Catherine Heitz
The Helen Clay Frick Foundation
Doug Henrikson
Pete and Leslie Magid Higgins*
Anna and James Hoag
Dr. Eric C. Holland
Frank and Lisa Holland
Peter and Peggy Horvitz*
Mr. Bradley J. Horwitz
Norm and Carla Hubbard
Bob and Carolyn Huffman
The Hutchinson Family*
Nea Lynn Ireland
Michael Jacejko
Michael and Rachel Jackson
Andy and Elana Jassy
The Jean E. Thomson Foundation*
Craig M. Johnson and Shawn L.
Stanley W. Johnston
Anna and Tyler Jones
Kristi and Timothy Jones
The Judith A. Lese Breast Cancer
Kalmanovitz Charitable Foundation
Sharon Kean and Robert Lipson

Keith & Mary Kay McCaw Family
Patrick Kennedy and Melissa Ries
Steven S. Kessel and Sibyl Frankenburg
Reginald S. and Ann R. Koehler*
Lynne Kornblatt and Kate Kazin
Courtney Koster
Michael and Sharon Kramer
CAPT M. Thomas & Mrs. Gwenann Kroon
Sandra L. La Haye*
Sylvia Lee and Glenn Kelman
Shari and Rory Leid
Dan and Stacey Levitan
Frank and Marianne Liebermann
Steven Liu and Dione Knowles
Loeb Family Foundation
Susan and Bert Loosmore
Brent and Kathy Lower
David and Nathan Mandelbaum Family*
The Marco J. Heidner Foundation
Susan Marinello and Dan Wachtler
The Mary See Foundation*
Mattaini Family Foundation
Judith McBroom
Bill and Nicole McNichols
Charlotte H. Merritt
The Michael Miyauchi Foundation
Laurie Miyauchi
Mr. Arne R. Moen
Holly Monek-Anderson
The Moore Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Eileen More
Mitch and Wendy Mounger
Antje and Patrick Muldoon
Shan+ and Lee Mullin*
Multiple Myeloma Cure Seekers Society
Craig and Marie Mundie
The Munson Family Foundation
Alicia E. Nevarez
William Newell
Bruce and Jeannie Nordstrom
Fred Northup, Jr. and Ashley Northup
Lee and Deborah Oatey
Kelly M. O'Brien and Robert J. Binney
Casey and Linnea Oiness
John and Billie O'Mack
Jesse and Jennifer Ottele
The Paul M. Anderson Foundation
Kent and Laurie Pfeifer
Paul and Beth Picardo*
Chris and Brenda Pick
Dean and Gwenn Polik and
     The Estate of Valerie Polack*
Mrs. Bess V. Porterfield
Gregory and Angela Rairdon
James V. Ramsdell, Jr.
Bob and Lisa Ratliffe
Jamie and Michael Rawding
Andrew and Christine Reinland
Sally Reiquam
Stanley and Lori Riddell

Lynn Ries
Harlan and Christina Robins
Drs. Niki and Bryce Robinson
Michael B. and Mrs. Bridget Rodden
Jon and Judy Runstad*
Peter and Lis Saladino
Jeffrey and Jacqueline Schaffer
Mary Ann Schroeter
Kabir and Noreen Shahani
Sid and Teresa Shenai
The Sheri and Les Biller Family
Craig Shrontz and Lynn Ristig
Frank and Harriet+ Shrontz*
The Sidney, Milton and Leoma Simon
Rajeev and Jill Singh
Doug Smith and Mary
Jason and Maura Smith
Martha and Jim Snead
Tom and Diane St. John*
Steve and Sally Stadum
Charlene Steinhauer*
Carrie and David Stelzer
Travis and Jessica Stewart
John and Sherry Stilin
Dr. Barry L. and Amy B. Stoddard
Carla and John Stratfold
Cynthia Stroum and The Stroum Family
Suzanne Nora Johnson and David G.
     Johnson Foundation
Jennifer Szeto
Dr. E. Donnall Thomas Jr. and Mrs. Lori
Jim and Paula Thomas
Mikal and Lynn Thomsen*
Jeff and Carin Towne
Gerry and Kim Tritz
Luis and Colette Ulloa
Tom and Margo Van Halm*
Peter and Shannon van Oppen
Nancy Greenwood Vehrs and Jeff Vehrs
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Veitengruber
Jean Baur Viereck
Mr. Joseph N. Walter and Ms. Kathy L.
Bernardine and Wes Ward
Todd and Lynda Weatherby
Bryan and Pamela Weeks
Weinstein Family Foundation
Nancy Weintraub
Julia White
Greg and Michelle Whitten
Stephen and Constance Winslow
Woldenberg Foundation
The Yeck Family
Tommy H. Yotsuuye
Melinda Yount
Camille and Takashi Yuasa

President’s Circle includes 22 anonymous donors.

*Charter member

+Deceased member

Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2019.

Contact President's Circle

Last Modified, March 13, 2020