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2020: Year in Review


Thank you to our 2020 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

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
Mark Baldassare and Cheryl Katz
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
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
Lloyd and Caroline de Llamas
Ophelia Basgal
Paul Rosenstiel and Jan Masaoka
Phil and Marilyn Isenberg
Steve and Melva Arditti
Stuart and Lisa Woolf
Susan and Michael Kahn
UCI School of Education


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
Panoche Water District
Patricia Cooper, California Biotechnology Foundation
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 Iris Torres
John Malone
Michael Patrick George
Robert E. Obana
Robert W. Naylor
Sargeant J. Green
Silvern-Meister Family Fund


Abdi Soltani and Grace Kong
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
Craig and Diane Wilson
Cynthia Amador Diaz
Danenberg DVC sociology classes
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
Guy and Julie Marlow
Hannah Noonan
HR Dowden & Associates
Jane Liang and William Au
Jay Elder
Jeffrey Bernstein
Jennifer Sanchez
John Armstrong
Judith and Robert Maben
Karl Libsch
Katharine Greenbaum
Kelly and Ruben Barrales
Kenra Bragonier and L. Don Bragonier
Kerri Kisko
Larry Polodsky, MD
Laura Peters
Lauren Steely
Lisa Cole and Nima Rezainia
Margi Park-Landau
Mark Hill
Mary Suzanne Mapes
Meghan Hertel
Mercy Springs Water District
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
Robert Kimberling
Roberta and Stephen L. Gould
Rosanna Herber
Stephanie and Randy Budde
Tommy, Laura and Jeremiah Freeman
Vernon Crowder
Vida Tehrani
William Au and Jian-Hua Liang

Corporate Circle

Blue Diamond Growers
California Business Properties Association
California Business Roundtable
California Correctional Peace Officers Association
California Teachers Association
California Water Association
California-Nevada Section, American Water Works Association
Corporate Directors Roundtable of Orange County
Dignity Health
Edison International
Hamilton, Rabinovitz & Associates, Inc.
JPMorgan Chase
Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group
SKK Developments
The Walt Disney Company
Western Governors University
Western Riverside Council of Governments
Western States Petroleum Association
Yuba Water Agency


Anthony Vineyards
Arjay and Frances F. Miller Foundation
Arnold Ventures
Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy at the Lincoln Institute
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Booth Ranches
Borba Farms
California Community Foundation
The California Endowment
California Health Care Foundation
California Strategic Growth Council’s (SGC) Climate Change Research Program (CCR)
California Water Service
The California Wellness Foundation
College Futures Foundation
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Craig Newmark Philanthropies
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
ECMC Foundation
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Farming D
Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education
The James Irvine Foundation
Maricopa Orchards
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Sobrato Family Foundation
The Spencer Foundation
Stuart Foundation
Sunlight Giving
Water Foundation
Water Funder Initiative Water Campaign
William T. Grant Foundation
Woolf Farming and Processing


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
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
ECMC Foundation
Edison International
First 5 LA
The James Irvine Foundation
Kaiser Permanente
Lucas Public Affairs
McKinsey & Company
Next Era Energy Resources
Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP
Pacific Life Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
Sierra Health Foundation
Silver Giving 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
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
Irvine Ranch Water District
Maricopa Orchards
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Mojave Water Agency
Morgan Family Foundation
Moulton Niguel Water District
The Nature Conservancy
Northern California Water Association
Rural County Representatives of California
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
San Diego County Water Authority
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
State Water Contractors
Sustainable Conservation
Walton Family Foundation
Water Foundation
Western Growers
The Wonderful Company