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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.




The California Endowment
David and Susan Coulter
The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
Donald Bren Foundation
ESB Charitable Foundation
Frances and Arjay Miller
The James Irvine Foundation
Jim and Becky Morgan
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn
John and Louise Bryson
John S. Osterweis
Laural Foundation
Pacific Life Foundation
Pat and Berniece Patterson
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
Windy Hill Fund

YOSEMITE CIRCLE – $50,000 TO $99,999

Esther Hewlett


Mark P. Robinson Jr.


Donna Melby in honor of the memory of Randall Melby
Gary and Delores Arabian
Shepard and Melissa Harris
Steve and Liz Olson

BIG SUR CIRCLE – $5,000 TO $9,999

Beall Family Foundation
Colleen and Robert D. Haas
David and Marianna Fisher
Joanne C. Kozberg
Ophelia Basgal

JOSHUA TREE CIRCLE – $2,500 TO $4,999

Celeste Cantú
Erin Meadows and Anthony Barrueta
Kelly and Carrie Barlow
Sarah Bohn


Abby Cook and Ali Mirza
Ashley Boren and Dan Purtell
Chet and Laura Hewitt
Doris Cheng
Dr. Gregory Gartrell and Dr. Mary E. Eichbauer
Jim and Carol Brosnahan
John Harris, Harris Farms
Linda and Steven Merksamer Family Fund of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation
Lloyd and Caroline de Llamas
Mark Baldassare
Mary Bitterman
Paul Rosenstiel and Jan Masaoka
Phil and Marilyn Isenberg
Steve and Melva Arditti
Wendy Greuel


A. Marisa Chun
Aaron Smith
California Biotechnology Foundation
Cary Hart
Courtni Pugh
David and Susan Post
Deborah and Tony Gonzalez
Diana and Dan Dooley
Drs. Kate and Larry Weston
Don and Beth Abbott Charitable Giving Fund
Jill and Bryce Lundberg
Joe Boyd
Julie Allen
Kathleen M. Cole
Kayne Doumani
Kim Belshé
Kimberly Brown
Lenny and Christine Mendonca
Lester Snow
McNamara Family Foundation
Michael B. Salerno Charitable Fund
Michele Siqueiros
Panoche Water District
Richard Epstein and Gwendoyn Doebbert
Robert E. Obana


Alf W. Brandt
Barbara Davis-Lyman
Bruce Ross
California Academic Partnership Program
Carolyn M. Coleman
Civic Education Center Inc., Stephen Morris
Emmy Cattani & Robert Stevenson
Felicity Barringer
Fern M. Steiner
Gaddi H. Vasquez
Helen Torres
Henry Graumlich
Jean Box and John Bernstein
John Malone
Kurt and Citra Schwabe
M. Kent Jennings
Matt Brown
Michael Patrick George
Paul Granillo
Paul Silvern
Robert W. Naylor
Sargeant J. and Marilyn D. Green
Theador N. Rauh
Western Canal Water District


Abdi Soltani and Grace Kong
Alliance for a Better Community
Andrew Hattori and Evan Kuluk
Anne Danenberg
Anne Dawson
Anthony Navasero
Bernard Anatole Falagan
Betsy Eckstein
Bruce Orr
Carolyn Veal-Hunter
Catherine Weber
David Graves
Don Bullick
Donald and Gloria Yost
Elisa and Larry Gerston
Emily K. Wheatley
Harold J. Singer
Irv Schiffman
Jackson Dodge
Jacquolyn Duerr
Jim Petty
Joseph Countryman
Judy and Robert Maben
Justin Scott-Coe
Kathleen Stack
Lauren Steely
Lisa Cole and Nima Rezainia
Lisa Bryant
M. Klasson
Maria Aguilar
Marian Wolfe and Scott Scheffler
Michael Greene and Nileen Verbeten
Michael and Shirley Traynor
Old West Ranch Company
Olin and Luanne Gray
Pam Brown Schachter, PhD
Peter Fiske
Polly Kleinberg
Ramsay Family Foundation
Richard Morrison
Dr. Robert Gabriner and Eileen Goldman
Roman Hernandez
Dr. Sharon E. Benes
Soheila V. Bana
Sopac Mulholland
Stephen and Carol Lombardi
Thomas Neary
Vernon Crowder and Lisa Ann Rosenquist
Vida Tehrani
Wayne & Liz Dernetz
William Siembieda

Corporate Circle

California Business Roundtable
California State Association of Counties
California Teachers Association
California Women’s Law Center
Calleguas Municipal Water District
David Fu and Associates
Edison International
Nelson & Fraenkel, LLP
San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
SKK Developments
Valley Water
The Walt Disney Company


Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the United States (U.S.)
Arjay and Frances F. Miller Foundation
Arnold Ventures
The Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Blue Shield of California Foundation
California Community Foundation
The California Endowment
California Department of Food and Agriculture
The California Strategic Growth Council’s (SGC)
Climate Change Research Program (CCR)
College Futures Foundation
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Kresge Foundation
Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
The James Irvine Foundation
Michelson 20MM Foundation
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Sierra Health Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Sobrato Family Foundation
Stand Together Trust
Sunlight Giving
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)


PPIC Speaker Series on California's Future

Applied Materials Foundation
Bank of America
The California Endowment
California Health Care Foundation
The California Wellness Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
ECMC Foundation
Edison International
Hamilton, Rabinovitz & Associates, Inc.
The James Irvine Foundation
Kaiser Permanente
Lucas Public Affairs
NextEra Energy Resources
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Sierra Health Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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
Blue Diamond Growers
California American Water
California Association of Sanitation Agencies
California Water Association
California Water Service
Environmental Defense Fund
Friant Water Authority
Irvine Ranch Water District
Lundberg Family Farms
The Nature Conservancy
Northern California Water Association
Regional Water Authority
Rosenberg Ach Foundation
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
San Gorgonio Pass Water District
San Luis & Delta Mendota Water Authority
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
Sustainable Conservation
Water Foundation
Western Growers
Westlands Water District
Windy Hill Fund
The Wonderful Company