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Thank You to Our Supporters

PPIC is grateful to the individuals and organizations listed below.

Your generous support enables us to tackle critical challenges facing California and develop solutions that point our state toward a brighter future.




Arjay Miller
The California Endowment
David and Susan Coulter
The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
Donald Bren Foundation
Frances and Arjay Miller
The James Irvine Foundation
Jim and Becky Morgan
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn
John and Louise Bryson
Laural Foundation
Pacific Life Foundation
Raymond and Elsa Watson
Richard J. Riordan
Rosenberg Ach Foundation
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Tom and Marilyn Sutton
TomKat Foundation
Walter B. Hewlett
William R. Hewlett
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

REDWOOD CIRCLE – $25,000 TO $49,999

John S. Osterweis
Laural Foundation
Morgan Family Foundation
The Watson Family, in memory of Ray and Elsa Watson


Colleen and Robert D. Haas
Gary and Delores Arabian

BIG SUR CIRCLE – $5,000 TO $9,999

Beall Family Foundation
Cheryl Chang via employer
David and Marianna Fisher
Joanne C. Kozberg
Leslie Kautz and Jack Weiss
Mas and Marcy Masumoto
Shepard and Melissa Harris

JOSHUA TREE CIRCLE – $2,500 TO $4,999

Celeste Cantú
Karen Skelton and Jeffrey Barbour
Kim Polese
Mark Baldassare and Cheryl Katz
Michael Leo Weber and Frances Spivy-Weber


Abby Cook and Ali Mirza
Barbara and Richard Rosenberg
Cynthia J. and Donnell A. Scherer
Gaddi and Elaine Vasquez
Hans Peter Johnson
Lloyd and Caroline de Llamas
Ophelia Basgal
Pat Callahan
Paul Rosenstiel and Jan Masaoka
Phil and Marilyn Isenberg
Steve and Melva Arditti
Stuart and Lisa Woolf
Susan and Michael Kahn


A. Marisa Chun
Agricultural Council of California
Ann Notthoff and Dwight Holing
Ashley Boren and Dan Purtell
California Hotel and Lodging Association
Campaign for College Opportunity
David and Susan Post
Diana and Dan Dooley
Drs. Kate and Larry Weston
The Gonzalez Family
John Harris, Harris Farms
Kathleen Cole, K Cole Policy Advisors
Kim Belshe
Laurie Vender and Stephen Halper
Lenny and Christine Mendonca
Maria Blanco
Mary G. F. Bitterman
Robert Kimberling
Robin and Neil Kramer
Thomas Epstein


Ball/Frost Group LLC
Barbara Davis-Lyman
Breninger Consulting, David Breninger
Don and Beth Abbott
Donna and David Neumark
Dr. Gregory Gartrell and Dr. Mary E. Eichbauer
Emmy Cattani
Gary and Jean Pokorny
F. Thomas Biglione
Helen Torres
Henry Graumlich
Jill and Bryce Lundberg
Joe Boyd
John Malone
Michael Patrick George
Robert E. Obana
Robert W. Naylor
Sargeant J. Green
Silvern-Meister Family Fund
Ted Trimble, Western Canal Water District


Abdi Soltani and Grace Kong
Adam Escoto
Amy Steinfeld
Andrew T. Chesley
Anjanette Shadley
Anne Dawson
Anthony Navasero
Athena Brekke
B. Anatole Falagan
Barbara Cady
Beth and Tait Elder
Bonnie Cornwall and Mitch Culliver
Carol Enns and Don Nikkel
CDS Consulting
Charlotte Weizer Joseph
Choongkee Seong
Cynthia Amador Diaz
Danenberg DVC sociology classes
David Graves
Donald and Beverly Gerth
Donald and Gloria Yost
Douglas Cooper
Dr. Sharon E. Benes
Earl W. Phillips, Jr. USN (Ret.)
Elisa and Larry Gerston
Elizabeth Kean
Ellen Wheeler
Emily Loeschinger and Jake Stenger
Emily Wheatley
Gilberto A. Cooper
Hannah Noonan
Harriet Chase
Hilary Blackstone
HR Dowden & Associates
Jackson Dodge
Jacquolyn Duerr
Jane Liang and William Au
Jay Elder
Jennifer Sanchez
Judith and Robert Maben
Karl Libsch
Katharine Greenbaum
Kelly and Ruben Barrales
Kenra Bragonier and L. Don Bragonier
Kerri Kisko
Kurt Schwabe
Larry Polodsky, MD
Laura Peters
Lauren Steely
Lisa Cole and Nima Rezainia
Mark Hill
Meghan Hertel
Michael and Yong Maa
Michael Koltnow
Michael Sommer
Mick Klasson
Mike and Kathryn Lewis
Mozey Tehrani and Jan Moseley
Pete Martineau
Peter Fiske
Quinn and Angelo King
Richard M. Frank
Roberta and Stephen L. Gould
Rosanna Herber
Stephanie and Randy Budde
Stephen Lubin
Tommy, Laura and Jeremiah Freeman
Vernon Crowder
Vida Tehrani
William Au and Jian-Hua Liang
Xavier Martinez

Corporate Circle

Abt Associates
California Biotechnology Foundation
California Business Roundtable
California Correctional Peace Officers Association
California Teachers Association
California Water Association
Calleguas Municipal Water District
Corporate Directors Roundtable of Orange County
Edison International
San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
SKK Developments
The Walt Disney Company
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
Western Riverside Council of Governments
Yuba Water Agency


Arjay and Frances F. Miller Foundation
Arnold Ventures
Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy at the Lincoln Institute
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
California Community Foundation
The California Endowment
California Homebuilding Foundation
The California Strategic Growth Council’s (SGC) Climate Change Research Program (CCR)
College Futures Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
ECMC Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
Michelson 20MM Foundation
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Sobrato Family Foundation
Stuart Foundation
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Water Foundation
Water Funder Initiative Water Campaign
William T. Grant Foundation


PPIC Speaker Series on California's Future

Applied Materials Foundation
Arjay and Frances F. Miller Foundation
Bank of America
Blue Shield of California
The California Endowment
California Health Care Foundation
ECMC Foundation
Edison International
The James Irvine Foundation
Kaiser Permanente
Lucas Public Affairs
May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
NextEra Energy Resources
Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP
Pacific Life Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
Sierra Health Foundation
Skelton Strategies
Stuart Foundation
Wells Fargo
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
PPIC Corporate Circle
PPIC Donor Circle

PPIC Water Policy Center Annual Sponsors

Almond Board of California
Association of California Water Agencies
Booth Ranches
Bowles Farming Company
California American Water
California Association of Sanitation Agencies
California Trout
California Urban Water Agencies
California Water Service
The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
Environmental Defense Fund
Farming D
Frantz Wholesale Nursery
Irvine Ranch Water District
Lundberg Family Farms
Maricopa Orchards
Masumoto Family Farms
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Mojave Water Agency
Moulton Niguel Water District
The Nature Conservancy
Northern California Water Association
Regional Water Authority
Rural County Representatives of California
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
San Diego County Water Authority
San Diego Foundation
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
State Water Contractors
Sustainable Conservation
Terranova Ranch
Water Foundation
Western Growers
Westlands Water District
The Wonderful Company
Yuba Water Agency