Major Donors

Cumulative Gifts 1985 through June 30, 2021

Our greatest gratitude to these major donors who have made a significant contribution to the future of science, engineering, and medicine by supporting ARCS Scholars.


Stellar Benefactors — $1,000,000 and Above

The Reuben H. Fleet Foundation Fund

Virginia Lynch Grady


Galaxy Benefactor — $500,000 and Above

The Donald C. and Elizabeth M. Dickinson Foundation


Albert Einstein Patron — $250,000 - $499,999

The Beyster Family Foundation

Blasker-Rose-Miah Fund

Kathryn Crippen Hattox Fund

Hervey Family Fund at the San Diego Foundation

The Legler Benbough Foundation

Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation

International Systems, LLC/Allan Wegner and Bob Whalen


Thomas Edison Patron — $100,000 - $249,999

The Thomas C. Ackerman Foundation

Karen and Bob Bowden/Bowden Family Foundation

The Favrot Fund

Samuel J. French III & Katherine Weaver French Fund

Elwin Heller Foundation of San Diego

Doris Howell Foundation

Richard G. Lambert Foundation for Education

Maurice J. Masserini Charitable Trust

Diane and Tyler Miller/The Collins Companies Foundation

Dale and Marge Myers Fund

Mrs. Donald Roon/Roon Foundation, Inc.

Margaret L. Roulette

Timken-Sturgis Foundation

Union Bank

WD-40 Company (combined with Jack Heckel)



Marie Curie Circle — $50,000 - $99,999

Carlos and Sharon Arbelaez

The Atkinson Family Foundation

Emily Bagnall

Kenneth and Marjorie Blanchard

Cubic Corporation

Cymer, Inc.

Dr. Charles C. and Sue K. Edwards Foundation

Becki and Ed Etess

Mrs. Harold H. Georgens

Gilead Sciences

Cecil and Ida Green Foundation

Jackie Leisz

The Parker Foundation

Pfizer La Jolla

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

Marti and Larry Showley

Pat and Bob Whalen

Betty Jo and Hal Williams

Drs. Larry and Mara Ybarrondo



Galileo Circle — $25,000 - $49,999

Charles and Ruth Billingsley Foundation

The Burnham Foundation

Ambassador and Mrs. Richard G. Capen

Conexant Systems, Incorporated

Mr. M. David

Dowling and Yahnke

The Education Financing Foundation of California

Toby Eisenberg

Eye Care of La Jolla/Dr. and Mrs. E. Woodrow Hunt

Ferrell Foundation

The Samuel I. and John Henry Fox Foundation

Connie K. Golden

Mr. and Mrs. Webster Kinnaird

Lakeside Foundation

Janet and Dan La Marche

Mrs. Charles Luby

Dr. and Mrs. William McColl

Nancy and Bill Norgren

Oak Industries

Thomas and Audrey Pine Foundation

Mrs. Walter J. Podbielniak

The George Smedes Poyner Foundation


Arthur P. and Jeannette G. Pratt Memorial Fund

San Diego State University

Scripps Research

Dr. Jane K. Smith

Patricia Brandar Stewart

Lois S. Thompson

The Thursday Club Foundation

Titan Corporation

University of California, San Diego

The Robert G. and Gloria R. Wallace Family

Wells Fargo Bank



The above amounts include donations to the ARCS Awards and Endowment Funds.