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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

YOSEMITE CIRCLE – $50,000 TO $99,999

Pat and Berniece Patterson

REDWOOD CIRCLE – $25,000 TO $49,999

John S. Osterweis


Colleen and Robert D. Haas
Gary and Delores Arabian
Shepard and Melissa Harris

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

JOSHUA TREE CIRCLE – $2,500 TO $4,999

Caroline Choi
Celeste Cantú
Erin Meadows and Anthony Barrueta
Kim Polese
Michael Leo Weber and Frances Spivy-Weber
Ophelia Basgal
Woolf Farming


Abby Cook and Ali Mirza
Barbara and Richard Rosenberg
Cynthia J. and Donnell A. Scherer
Gary and Cary Hart
Kelly and Carrie Barlow
Leon and Sylvia Panetta
Lloyd and Caroline de Llamas
Mark Baldassare and Cheryl Katz
Paul Rosenstiel and Jan Masaoka
Phil and Marilyn Isenberg
Sarah Bohn
Steve and Melva Arditti
Susan and Michael Kahn


A. Marisa Chun
Ashley Boren and Dan Purtell
David and Susan Post
Chet and Laura Hewitt
Diana S. Dooley
Drs. Kate and Larry Weston
Don and Beth Abbott Charitable Giving Fund
Honorable Gaddi H. Vasquez
The Gonzalez Family
John Harris, Harris Farms
Julie and Craig McNamara
Julie Allen
K Cole Policy Advisors
Kurt A. Schwabe
Lenny and Christine Mendonca
Mary Bitterman
Panoche Water District
Richard Epstein and Gwendoyn Doebbert
Robert E. Obana
Timothy and Vivien Quinn


Ball/Frost Group LLC
Barbara Davis-Lyman
Donna and David Neumark
Emmy Cattani & Robert Stevenson
F. Thomas Biglione
Gary and Jean Pokorny
Dr. Gregory Gartrell and Dr. Mary E. Eichbauer
Helen Iris Torres
Henry Graumlich
Jarrett Barrios and Danny Feldman
Joe Boyd
John Malone Consulting
Lauren W. Steely
Michael B. Salerno Charitable Fund
Michael Patrick George
Paul Silvern
Peer Swan
Robert Kimberling
Robert W. Naylor
Rosanna J. Herber
Sargeant Green
Theador and Colene Rauh
Western Canal Water District


Abdi Soltani and Grace Kong
Adam Escoto
Alf W. Brandt
Andrew Hattori and Evan Kuluk
Anjanette Shadley
Anne Danenberg
Anne Dawson
Anthony Navasero, P.E.
B. Anatole Falagan
CDS Consulting
Choongkee Seong
Chuck Darrah
Daniel B. Cozad
David Graves
Donald and Gloria Yost
Elisa and Larry Gerston
Elizabeth Kean
Emily K. Wheatley
Gilberto A. Cooper
Harriet Chase
Hellan Roth Dowden
Hilary Blackstone
Hotel Council of San Francisco
Jackson Dodge
Judith and Robert Maben
Kathryn and Michael Lewis
Kenneth D. Martinson
Lisa Cole and Nima Rezainia
Matt Kondolf
Megan Crain
Meghan Hertel
Michael and Shirley Traynor
Mick Klasson
Nancy Leer
Nathaniel Martin
Pamela Schachter
Peter Fiske
Quinn and Angelo King
Ramsay Family Foundation
Richard Morrison
Roberta and Stephen Gould
Dr. Sharon E. Benes
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, PhD
Soheila V. Bana
Stephen Cattolica, SC Advocates
Subhash C. Narang and Esther Nirenda
Teri Burns
Thomas Neary
Vernon Crowder
Vida Tehrani
Wayne & Liz Dernetz
William Siembieda
Xavier Martinez

Corporate Circle

Abt Associates
Black & Veatch Corporation on behalf of Jeff Harris and Robert Dugan
Blue Diamond Growers
The Boeing Company
California Business Roundtable
California Correctional Peace Officers Association
California Teachers Association
California Water Association
Calleguas Municipal Water District
Edison International
San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
SKK Developments
The Walt Disney Company
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
Western States Petroleum Association


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 Department of Food and Agriculture
California Health Care 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
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
The James Irvine Foundation
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Sobrato Family Foundation
Stuart Foundation
Sunlight Giving
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the United States (U.S.) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Water 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
Hamilton, Rabinovitz & Associates, Inc.
The James Irvine Foundation
Kaiser Permanente
Lucas Public Affairs
May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
The Michelson 20MM Foundation
NextEra Energy Resources
Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP
Pacific Life Foundation
Sierra Health 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
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