Our Donors

The generosity of our donors makes our work possible. The following individuals and organizations supported the efforts of Research!America in 2017.

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

Visionaries ($100,000+)



Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Pfizer Inc

champions ($50,000–$99,999)

AdvaMed (Advanced Medical Technology Association)

American Medical Association

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Celgene Corporation

Colgate Palmolive Company

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation


UCB, Inc.

Susan Whitehead

Partners ($25,000–$49,999)


Aetna, Inc.

Alzheimer’s Association

The Aspen Institute

Association of Clinical Research Organizations

Geoffrey Beene Foundation

The Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation

The Kavli Foundation

Ann Lurie

Merck & Co., Inc.

Rogers Family Foundation


Society for Neuroscience

Takeda Pharmaceuticals 

Innovators ($10,000–$24,999)


Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Cancer Society

American Educational Research Association

American Heart Association

The American Society for Microbiology

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Arizona State University

Association of American Cancer Institutes

Astellas Pharma US, Inc.


Bristol-Myers Squibb

Broad Institute

CQ Roll Call

The Dana Foundation


The Donaghue Foundation

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Entertainment Industry Foundation

Faegre Baker Daniel Consulting

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center



Mary Hendrix J.C. Hendrix and Chuck Craft

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Partners HealthCare System


The Rockefeller University


Staglin Family Vineyard

University of California, San Francisco

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center


Van Andel Research Institute

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Weill Cornell Medicine

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Advocates ($1,500–$9,999)

Tenley E. Albright, MD

Hortensia Amaro, PhD

American Association for Cancer Research

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

American Chemical Society

The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

The American Society for Cell Biology

The Baltimore Family Fund

Hon. Michael N. Castle

Victor Dzau, MD


Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Susan M. Fitzpatrick, PhD

Jay A. Gershen, DDS, PhD

Global Science and Technology, Inc.

Rush D. Holt, PhD

Jefferson County Development Authority

Harry Johns

The Johns Hopkins University

Elizabeth Baker Keffer

Alan I. Leshner, PhD

James L. Madara, MD

Lucinda L. Maine, PhD, RPh

March For Science

Hon. Kweisi Mfume, MA

National Association for Biomedical Research

National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI)

National Philanthropic Trust

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

The Optical Society

Herbert Pardes, MD

Harold L. Paz, MD, MS

Hon. John Edward Porter

Potomac Wave Consulting

Randox Laboratories-US, Ltd.

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

Gary M. Reedy

Laing Rogers

Larry J. Shapiro, MD

Louis W. Sullivan, MD

United Bank

Valley Health

Keith R. Yamamoto, PhD

Elias and Nadia Zerhouni

Supporters ($500–$1,499)

23andMe, Inc.

ABS Consulting

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

American Medical Informatics Association

American Psychiatric Association

American Public Health Association

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Augusta University

Paul Berg, PhD

Berkeley County Development Authority

Nancy Brown

Michael Coburn

Derik de Bruin

Susan Dentzer

Karen A. Goraleski

Hon. Bart Gordon

William N. Hait, MD, PhD

Martha N. Hill, RN, PhD

Debra R. Lappin, JD

Lewis-Burke Associates LLC

Lowe Real Estate Group

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

Stacey May Wierzba, MA

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence McEnerney

Leah J. Mullin

National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP)

Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD

William A. Peck, MD

Mark M. Rasenick, PhD

Carol R. Scheman

M. Roy Schwarz, MD

Science Philanthropy Alliance

Jamie Silver

Samuel C. Silverstein, MD

Gregory Sorensen, MD

Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation

TechConnect West Virginia

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

The International Retinal Research Foundation, Inc.

Reed V. Tuckson, MD, FACP

WebMD Health Corp

West Virginia University School of Medicine

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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

Without continued support for health research, many of the most promising young scientists, their ideas and a myriad of potentially life-changing scientific breakthroughs will vanish into oblivion.
Paul Marinec, PhD; University of California San Francisco