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

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



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. 





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.


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.


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.

Corporate Member Benefits

Corporate members receive the following benefits:

  • Your company’s logo and website link highlighted on the President’s Circle corporate roster.
  • The suite of benefits and networking opportunities at your giving level (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

  • 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
Allen Institute
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy
American Association for Cancer
American Cancer Society
American Society of Hematology
The Anderson Foundation*
Ric and Kaylene Anderson*
Anduin Foundation
Aven Foundation
Carl and Renée Behnke*
David and Joanna Beitel*
Yahn Bernier and Beth McCaw
Bezos Family
Jeff Bezos
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Cathy Boshaw and Doug Edlund*
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Richard and Loraine Burger
Ward and Judy Bushnell
Cancer Research Institute
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Mike and Corry Clayville
Donna Cochener
Conquer Cancer Foundation of the
   American Society of Clinical Oncology
Cookies for Kids' Cancer
Crabby Beach Foundation
Dr. David Crosley
Roger Crouch*

Damon Runyon Cancer
   Research Foundation
Holly and Eric Dillon*
Rosemary Dunkle
J. Orin+ and Charlene Edson
Edward P. Evans Foundation
Richard and Janet Eichler
John and Christine Enslein
The Eucalyptus Foundation
Mark and Kristin Fleischauer
Foundation for the National
   Institutes of Health
Nat and Diane Franklin
The G. Harold &
    Leila Y. Mathers Foundation
The George & Fay Young Foundation
Lynda Gilman
David and Patricia+ Giuliani*
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer
Susanne and Scott Guthrie
The Hartwell Foundation
Susan Heath
Pamela and Mark Held
Steven and Jorja Henikoff
Frank and Lisa Holland
The Hope Foundation
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Hyundai Hope on Wheels
Inserra Family Foundation
Jacob Green Charity Golf Classic
Mike and Diane Johansson

The John C. and
   Karyl Kay Hughes Foundation*
David Jones and Maryanne Tagney
The Kaphan Foundation
Rich and Karmann Kaplan
Norma and Leonard Klorfine
Rae and Mark Lembersky*
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lung Cancer Research Foundation
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Mark and Nikki Mahan*
Marion & John E. Anderson Foundation
The Mark Foundation for
   Cancer Research
Matt and Carol McIlwain
John Meisenbach
Charlotte H. Merritt
Norman and Suzanne Metcalfe
Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation
Nadella Family
Carol-Ann O'Mack and John Deininger
Ned and Susan Palmer
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Patient-Centered Outcomes
   Research Institute
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Dean and Gwenn Polik and
   The Estate of Valerie Polack*
Ena and Jerry Poncar
Prostate Cancer Foundation
James and Sherry Raisbeck

Rally Foundation for Childhood
    Cancer Research
Paula and Stephen Reynolds
Rita Allen Foundation
The Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and
   Helen C. Kleberg Foundation
Brian and Ann Roberts
The Rona Jaffe Foundation
Milton B. Rubin
Sarah M. Hughes Foundation
The Seattle Foundation
Simons Foundation
Jim and Jan Sinegal*
Singh Family Foundation
Ben Slivka and Lisa Wissner-Slivka
Sloan Foundation
St. Baldrick's Foundation
John and Evelina Stephanus
Strong 4 Sam
Kathy Surace-Smith and Brad Smith
Susan G. Komen
Carol J. Swarts
Unravel Pediatric Cancer
The V Foundation for Cancer Research
The Vadon Foundation
Bruce and Peggy Wanta
Shirley Ward
Washington Research Foundation
William E. Wockner Foundation
Ann P. Wyckoff
Janet Zinn*

President’s Circle includes ten anonymous donors.

*Charter member

+Deceased member

Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2020.

American Brain Tumor Association
American Federation for Aging Research
American Heart Association
Bayley Family Foundation*
Mark and Stephanie Berggren
Yvonne M. Betson Trust -
    Jeff and Ethel Maxwell*
The Burkland Family
Shari Burns*
Richard and Melinda Bus
Jane and David Cottrell
Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc.
Fritzky Family*
Dr. Gary Gilliland

Lynda Gilman
Grand Chapter of Washington -
    Order of the Eastern Star
Michael Hackett
Scott Harvey and Katherine Dewey
Paul J. Heath
Harriet Heyman and Michael Moritz
Ildhuso Fisheries Family*
International Association for
    the Study of Lung Cancer
Mike and Diane Johansson*
Mike and Debbie Koss*
Kratter Family Educational and      Charitable Fund

Benito and Carmen Lopez
Gil and Berit Lund
Lupus Research Alliance
David and Meta McDowell
Doug and Ruth McKnight
Mo-dazz for the Arts
Ms. Leigh M. Morgan
MPN Research Foundation
National Comprehensive
   Cancer Network
Bruce and Jeannie Nordstrom
Michael and Esther Ochsman
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Sally Raines-Smart

Jacquie Ream
Peter J. and Julie A. Rose
Satya and Rao Remala Foundation*
Gerald and Gail Schneider
Bill and Marlene Semple*
The Margie Suskin Charitable Trust
Team Cozzi Foundation
Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation
Texas 4000 for Cancer
The Thrasher Koffey Foundation
Bonnie and Jim Towne*
Douglas and Janet True
The Wilkerson Family

President’s Circle includes ten anonymous donors.

*Charter member

+Deceased member

Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2020.

David Abbott
American Association of Immunologists
American Kennel Club Canine
   Health Foundation
Stephen and Rita Anderson
Ron and Kimberly Andronaco
Dr. Frederick and Dita Appelbaum*
William and Cassandra Arora
Debbie and Jim Bevier
William A. Bock
Katrine Bosley
Mr. and Mrs. Martin H. Brashem
Gary and Catherine Bylund*
Darrell and Siobhan Cavens
Joan G. Clark, MD
Mike and Nancy Cordry
Barbara Cosgrove and
  Frank Yandrasits
Mr. John W. Creighton III
Robert and Jane Cremin
Michael and Judith Crutcher
David Cutler Foundation
Dr. Nancy E. Davidson and
   Dr. Thomas W. Kensler

Kurt and Suzan DelBene
Pamela G. Doctor
Echo Bay Foundation
John Frlan
The Geiger Family Foundation*
Rita Getzelman and Doug Mockett
Grousemont Foundation
Donald Guthrie and
   Candace Tkachuck*
Erik and Susan Hansen
John and Elena Harnish
Dianne and Gary Hayden
Bob and Pat Herbold
Molly M. Hill
Anna and James Hoag
Mr. Bradley J. Horwitz
Shelley M. Hovind
Jim and Heather Hughes
Human Frontier Science Program
Marilyn Jackson
Anna and Tyler Jones
Jon and Gretchen Jones
Kate Shea Foundation
Kathryn Butler Memorial Foundation
Philip I. Kent

April Knight
Merrilee Wickstrom Kullman
Laura Landro and Richard Salomon
Brian and Diane Langstraat
Carl and Carrie Lovsted
Todd and Jessica Madison
Dave and Laura Matter
Melanoma Research Alliance
Joan Morse and Dean Hachamovitch*
Bud Mount
Shan and Lee Mullin*
Carla Murray and Tom Robinson
Amanda and Christopher Nichols
John and Billie O'Mack
Sinikka and Babak Parviz
Ann and John Patnaude
Harry Jonathan Pearce*
Warren M. Petersen and
   Eleanor M. Petersen
Dean and Josephine Petterson
Chris and Brenda Pick
Jerry and Ena Poncar
Kelly and Christina Price
Rally Foundation for Childhood
   Cancer Research

Rett Syndrome Research Trust
Lynn Ries
Brian and Ann Roberts
Bill and Judy Rutherford
Ellen Sargent
Joseph and Christina Siders
William and Alee Spencer
The John and Louise Steegstra
   Memorial Fund
Howard and Cynthia Steinberg
Linda and Walter Suby
The Sujal and Meera Patel Foundation
Matt and Kirsty Taddy
Paul and Emily Thelen
Brad and Danielle Tilden
Peter and Shannon van Oppen
Van Sloun Foundation*
The Vedders
Mr. Joseph N. Walter and Ms. Kathy L.     Mares
Pat and Loretta Wiley
David Will
Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer
Craig and Joan Wrench
Thomas and Patricia Wright

President’s Circle includes ten anonymous donors.

*Charter member

+Deceased member

Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2020.

Robin Abraham and Deepa Thomas
David and Kristin Acker
Michiko Aizawa
Thad Alston and Karen Glover
American Thoracic Society Foundation
Daniel Anderson
Dr. Garnet Anderson and
   Dr. David Carrell
Animal Medicine Foundation
The Arnold Family Foundation
Stephen and Laurie Arnold*
John Attridge, BVM
Najiba and Zine Badissy
Ronald Bailey
Robert A. Banks and
   Marcia Coulon Banks
Joe and Karyn Barer
Bill and Sara Barrett
Ron and Joan Bayley
Mitchell and Ashley Belcher
Barbara Berg+ and Dan Gottschling
Linda J. Berkman
Merrily and Doug Betzold
Susan Biggins and Thomas R. Henderson
Bishop Family Legacy Foundation
Margaret Blaker
Lawrence and Cynthia Blasko
Bill and Jeanne Bliss
Eliot Bolan and Susan Korn
Dr. Judith Boyle
Sean and Shelley Boyle
Brad and Amy Brotherton
Charlie and Sarah Brown
George and Barbara Brown
Aaron Bueler and Carolyn True
Richard H. Burkland
Brett Campbell
Phyllis and William Campbell
Beatrice Carlberg
Carlson Family Foundation*
Alan J. Chaffee and Mary Kathryn     Raschko
Ann Chamberlin
Brad and Judy Chase*
Steven and Michelle Chattin
Robyn Christenson
Dr. Bruce Clurman and Deb Gumbardo
Stephen and Laurel Coleman
Sorelle and Brian Cook
Megan Cosgrove
Quinn Cosgrove
David Cutler Foundation
Eric and Tracy Dobmeier
Carey and John Dondero
The Dr. Maxwell Hurston
   Family Foundation
Jon Dulude
Diane and Ed Dye
Karl Ege*
Richard and Joanne Elliott
Justin and Alexis Erickson
Dan Evans and Sharon Bergman
Randi Fattizzi and Frayne McAtee

Michael Fillman and Chandler Wonderly
Faith L. Flugel
Cay Fortune and John Shimer
The Foster Foundation
H.D. Fowler Family
Bob Frey
Dr. Denise Galloway
Michael and Lynn Garvey*
Bill and Melinda Gates
Jeff and Rebecca Gerber
Simba Gill
D. Wayne+ and Anne E. Gittinger
Charles Goggio, Jr.
Douglas and Andrea Gordon
Bill and Jill Gormley
Roger and Jennifer Grambihler
Joann C. Gray
Jennifer Griffith and
   Angela Becker-Dippmann
Sam and Diana Grotte
Mark Groudine and Cynthia Putnam*
Jack and Dorothy Guinn
Carol and Wayne Gullstad
Sunny and Prerna Gupta
Brian Haas
Amber Hahto
Karl Handelsman
Erik and Susan Hansen*
John and Suzanne Hansen
Jeffrey and Candace Havens
Rosemarie Havranek and
   Nathan Myhrvold
Kent Hawryluk
The Heath Foundation
Jeffrey and Shelly Heier
Jean-Francois and Catherine Heitz
The Helen Clay Frick Foundation
Doug Henrikson
Pete and Leslie Magid Higgins*
Jennifer and Gary Hinds
Iva and Lawrence Hirsch
Dr. Eric C. Holland
Peter and Peggy Horvitz*
William Howard
Roy Howell
Ross and Emily Hubbard
The Hutchinson Family*
International Chronic Myeloid
   Leukemia Foundation
Nea Lynn Ireland
Michael Jacejko
Michael and Rachel Jackson
Mark and Mari Jancola
The Jean E. Thomson Foundation*
Lisa Marie Johnson
Stanley W. Johnston
Kristi and Timothy Jones
The Judith A. Lese Breast
   Cancer Foundation
Harvey and Robin Kanter
James and Georgene Karambelas
Nancy Kaufmann and Steven Fink

Sharon Kean and Robert Lipson
Keith & Mary Kay McCaw
   Family Foundation
Brad and Vickie Keltner
Patrick Kennedy and Melissa Ries
Steven S. Kessel and Sibyl Frankenburg
David and Doreen Keyes
Pauline and Robert Kirchner
Reginald S.+ and Ann R. Koehler*
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Kofler
LeAnne and Todd Kolb
Lynne Kornblatt and Kate Kazin
Courtney Koster
CAPT M. Thomas & Mrs. Gwenann Kroon
Sandra L. La Haye*
Rick and Carole Lamoureaux
Shari and Rory Leid
Lisa Ann Lewis and Charles M Gust
Frank and Marianne Liebermann
Susan and Bert Loosmore
Brent and Kathy Lower
Carl and Carrie Lovsted
Mary Lynch
Brian and Suchada MacDonald
Steve and Janice Malos
Mr. John B. Mar
The Marco J. Heidner Foundation
Susan Marinello and Dan Wachtler
Frank and Judith Marshall
Mattaini Family Foundation
The Max Foundation
Carol McClung
Carryn McLaughlin
Jim Meinert and Susan Cooper
Mark and Kris Mitchke
Laurie Miyauchi
Mr. Arne R. Moen
Holly Monek-Anderson
The Moore Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Mitch and Wendy Mounger
The Munson Family Foundation
Sally and Kit Narodick
Tami and Mark Netherland
Netherlands Organisation for
   Scientific Research
Jonathan and Shirley Ng
North Mason Cancer Crusaders
Kelly M. O'Brien and Robert J. Binney
Agnes O'Connor and Gary Yonaka
Mr. Scott D. Oki and Mrs. Laurie L. Oki
Thomas and Alexandra Olsen
Jesse and Jennifer Ottele
Robert Pasker
The Paul M. Anderson Foundation
Patrick and Christine Pendergast
Pete and Wilma Olsen Foundation
Pete's Triple Play
Paul and Beth Picardo*
Mrs. Bess V. Porterfield
John and Joyce Price
James V. Ramsdell, Jr.

Bob and Lisa Ratliffe
Andrew and Christine Reinland
Robinett Family
Robins Nest Family Foundation
Chad and Kristin Robins
Harlan and Christina Robins
Karen Robins
David M. Robinson
Drs. Niki and Bryce Robinson
Jon and Judy Runstad*
Eric and Donna Salo
Corsee and Martin Sanders
Lauri and Jeffrey Sandquist
Mr. and Mrs. Joel R. Sarfati
Jeffrey and Jacqueline Schaffer
Mary Ann Schroeter
Michelle Seitz and Craig Zummer
Michael and Susan Servais
Kabir and Noreen Shahani
Laurie and Pankaj Sharma
Bridget Shaw and Ryan Winfield
Wilbur and Rita Siders
The Sidney, Milton and
   Leoma Simon Foundation
Doug Smith and
    Mary Templeman-Smith
S. and Akila Somasegar
Dr. Phyllis L. Speser
Steve and Sally Stadum
Charlene Steinhauer*
Travis and Jessica Stewart
John and Sherry Stilin
Dr. Barry L. and Amy B. Stoddard
Carla and John Stratfold
Julie Straub-Barreto and Matt Barreto
Kathryn and Mark Strecker
Cynthia Stroum and The Stroum
    Family Foundation
The Swanson Family
Jim and Paula Thomas
Dr. Peter A. Thompson and
  Teresa A. Thompson
Jay and Lacey Timpani
John and Ellen Tobin
Michael and Mindy Tofias
Jeff and Carin Towne
Gerry and Kim Tritz
Matthew Trunnell and Maia Hansen
Tom and Margo Van Halm*
Nancy Greenwood Vehrs and Jeff Vehrs
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Veitengruber
Jean Baur Viereck
Bernardine and Wes Ward
Mr. and Ms. Walter R. Weber, Jr.
Weinstein Family Foundation
Nancy Weintraub
Shirley Wilcox
Lewis T. Williams
Stephen and Constance Winslow
Richard and Anita Wyman
The Yeck Family
Tommy H. Yotsuuye
Melinda Yount

President’s Circle includes ten anonymous donors.

*Charter member

+Deceased member

Member roster is up to date as of June 30, 2020.

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