Our Donors

The generosity of our donors makes our work possible. The following individuals and organizations supported the efforts of Research!America in 2016.

To learn more about supporting Research!America, please contact Thayer Surette, Director of Alliance Development and Membership.

Visionaries ($100,000+)

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

champions ($50,000–$99,999)

American Medical Association


Burroughs Wellcome Fund


Eli Lilly and Company


Pfizer Inc. 

Rogers Family Foundation

Rosenfeld Heart Foundation

Susan Whitehead

Partners ($25,000–$49,999)

AdvaMed (Advanced Medical Technology Association)

Aetna, Inc.

Alzheimer’s Association

Astellas Pharma US, Inc.


Colgate-Palmolive Co.

Georgia Research Alliance

Gordon and Llura Gund

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Louisiana State University

Merck & Co., Inc.

Partners HealthCare System


Dr. Raymond and Beverly Sackler


UCB, Inc.


Innovators ($10,000–$24,999)



Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Bristol-Myers Squibb

David and Denise Bunning

Celgene Corporation

The Cleveland Clinic

The Dana Foundation

Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting


The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions

Geoffrey Beene Foundation


Huntington National Bank

Inter-University Council of Ohio

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Mayo Clinic

Northeast Ohio Medical University


The Rockefeller University


Society for Neuroscience

Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

University Hospitals

Weill Cornell Medicine

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Mary Woolley

Advocates ($1,500–$9,999)


American Heart Association

Tenley E. Albright, M.D.

The ALS Association

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association of Cancer Research

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

American Cancer Society

The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

The American Society of Microbiology

Ian Archer-Watters

The Baltimore Family Fund

BMJ Publishing Group

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


Entertainment Industry Foundation

EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases

Joseph M. Feczko, M.D.

Jay A. Gershen, DDS, Ph.D.

Mary J. C. Hendrix, Ph.D., and Chuck Craft

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Rush D. Holt, Ph.D.

The Johns Hopkins University

Robert S. Langer, Sc.D.

Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D.

James L. Madara, M.D.

Lucinda L. Maine, Ph.D., RPh

March of Dimes Foundation

Hon. Kweisi Mfume

National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI)

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Hon. John Edward Porter

Laing Rogers Sisto 

Larry J. Shapiro, M.D.

Spectrum Science Communications

Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., FACP

University of Maryland, School of Medicine

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Van Andel Research Institute

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Wright State University

Elias and Nadia Zerhouni

Zogby Analytics

Supporters ($500–$1,499)

Allergy & Asthma Network

American Academy of Arts & Science

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Paul Berg, Ph.D.

William R. Brinkley, Ph.D.

Nancy Brown

Hon. Michael N. Castle

Mike Coburn

Council of Scientific Society Presidents

Eleanor Dehoney

Susan Dentzer

Jack E. Dixon, Ph.D.

Victor Dzau, M.D.

Foundation for National Institutes of Health

Karen Goraleski

William N. Hait, M.D., Ph.D.

Barbara C. Hansen, Ph.D.

John G. Hildebrand, Ph.D.

Martha N. Hill, Ph.D., RN, FAAN


Elizabeth Baker Keffer

Robert Klein II, JD

Lewis-Burke Associates LLC

Lundbeck, Inc.

Leah J. Mullin

National Association for Biomedical Research

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D.

Oxford Bioscience Partners

Herbert Pardes, M.D.

E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., MBA

Rebecca Rogers

Carol R. Scheman

Alan Schulman

M. Roy Schwarz, M.D.

Scleroderma Foundation

John R. Seffrin, Ph.D.

Gregory Sorensen, M.D.

Susan G. Komen

Craig B. Thompson, M.D.

WebMD Health Corp

M. Cass Wheeler

For a list of our donors from years past, please visit the pages below.

2010 Major Donors
2009 Major Donors
2008 Major Donors
2007 Major Donors
2006 Major Donors

If concerted, long-term investments in research are not made, America will lose an entire generation of young scientists.
Brenda Canine, PhD; McLaughlin Research Institute, Montana