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Publisher’s Circle

We offer special thanks to our Publisher’s Circle members. These contributors have supported CalMatters with gifts or grants of $10,000 or more in the past year. 

  • 11th Hour Project
  • AKT Communities Fund
  • Alicia and Philip Hammarskjold 
  • Allan and Terry Thygesen 
  • Amy Rao* 
  • Ann and John Doerr* 
  • Anne Bakar 
  • Anthony Bernhardt and Lynn Feintech* 
  • Baker Street Foundation
  • Battery Powered
  • Becky Morgan 
  • Beth and Russell Siegelman 
  • Bill Younger 
  • Blue Shield of CA Foundation
  • California Endowment
  • California Health Care Foundation
  • Chalkbeat
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Chris and Michael Boskin* 
  • Chris Redlich 
  • Christina Kenrick 
  • Cohn Family Fund
  • College Futures Foundation
  • David Singer 
  • Diana Walsh and John Kent Walker 
  • Doris, John and Donald Fisher* 
  • Edison International
  • Eileen Donahoe 
  • Emerson Collective*
  • FThree Foundation
  • Fund for Investigative Journalism
  • Fund for Nonprofit News at The Miami Foundation
  • Gene Sykes 
  • Gina Maya and Richard Capelouto 
  • Greg and Anne Avis* 
  • Gruber Family Foundation
  • Harrington Family Foundation
  • Hellman Foundation
  • Hema Sareen Mohan 
  • Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
  • James Scopa and Anne Kenner* 
  • Janie Lorber 
  • Jan McAdoo 
  • Jeffrey and Christina Bird* 
  • Jesse and Mindy Rogers 
  • Jim Heerwagen and Hilary Schneider 
  • John Boland and James Carroll 
  • John Dawson 
  • Judy Koch 
  • Kenneth and Jackie Broad 
  • Kerfuffle Foundation
  • Koret Foundation
  • Laura and Gary Lauder 
  • Leif Wellington Haase 
  • Len and Mary Anne Baker* 
  • Marcia Pade 
  • Mary Speiser* 
  • Matt and Janice Barger 
  • Michelle K. Mercer and Bruce Golden 
  • Nancy and Gregory Serrurier* 
  • Paul, Silvia and Barbara Edwards* 
  • R.B. “Buzz” Woolley, Jr* 
  • Rachael Bowman
  • Rick and Carol Tinsley 
  • Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
  • Rosenthal Family Foundation
  • Runyon Saltzman, Inc.
  • Sadler Strategic Media, Inc
  • Sand Hill Foundation*
  • Scott Powell 
  • Selina Lo 
  • Shawn and Brook Byers 
  • Signe Ostby and Scott D. Cook 
  • Simone Otus Coxe*
  • Southern California Gas
  • Southern California Public Radio
  • Spectrum – Charter Communications
  • Stanford University John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships
  • Swati Mylavarapu and Matt Rogers 
  • Tad and Dianne Taube 
  • The Enlight Foundation
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • The John Pritzker Family Fund
  • The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
  • The Walter S. Johnson Foundation
  • Tim Dattels and Kristine Johnson* 
  • Tom and Barbara Stephenson* 
  • Tony Ridder* 
  • West Coast Advisors

 * Annual support at Publisher’s Circle level since our founding.


Cumulative Giving: 2015 to Today

$1 million and above

  • Kerfuffle Foundation
  • Simone Otus Coxe and Tench Coxe
  • College Futures Foundation
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • Emerson Collective
  • Walton Family Foundation
  • Ann and John Doerr 
  • Blue Shield of California Foundation

$500,000 to $999,999

  • 11th Hour Project
  • The Enlight Foundation
  • California Health Care Foundation
  • Hellman Foundation

$100,000 to $499,999

  • Knight Foundation
  • R.B. “Buzz” Woolley, Jr 
  • Arnold Ventures
  • Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Tim Dattels and Kristine Johnson 
  • California Wellness Foundation
  • California Community Foundation
  • Len and Mary Anne Baker 
  • Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
  • FThree Foundation
  • Doris, John and Donald Fisher 
  • Battery Powered
  • Amy Rao 
  • Facebook
  • Nancy and Gregory Serrurier 
  • S.D Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • Laura and Gary Lauder 
  • Becky Morgan 
  • Report for America
  • Eileen Donahoe 
  • Helen and Chuck Schwab 
  • AKT Communities Fund
  • Carla and David Crane 
  • Chris Redlich 
  • Thomas and Gabrielle Layton 
  • Cynthia & John Gunn 
  • Southern California Public Radio
  • Goldhirsh Foundation
  • Julia Argyros 
  • Paul and Nicole Ricci 
  • Sakurako and William Fisher 
  • Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Baker Street Foundation

$50,000 to $99,999

  • Chalkbeat
  • Chris and Michael Boskin 
  • Jeffrey and Christina Bird 
  • Paul and Silvia Edwards 
  • Greg and Anne Avis 
  • Kenneth and Jackie Broad 
  • Tony Ridder 
  • Mary Speiser 
  • First 5 LA
  • Tom and Barbara Stephenson 
  • Sand Hill Foundation
  • Anthony Bernhardt and Lynn Feintech 
  • Rick and Carol Tinsley 
  • Sadler Strategic Media, Inc
  • John Dawson 
  • James Scopa and Anne Kenner 
  • Steve Silberstein 
  • Paula Rantz 
  • Signe Ostby and Scott D. Cook 
  • Michael, Sam and Ann Ginn 
  • Lenny and Christine Mendonca 
  • CalStart
  • Tad and Dianne Taube 
  • Jim Heerwagen and Hilary Schneider 
  • Koret Foundation
  • Inasmuch Foundation Foundation
  • USC Schwarzenegger Institute For State and Global Policy

$10,000 to $49,999

  • Andy and Ann Mathieson 
  • Caldera Foundation
  • Melissa and Scott Kepner 
  • Southern California Gas
  • Alicia and Philip Hammarskjold 
  • Allan and Terry Thygesen 
  • Matt and Janice Barger 
  • Hema Sareen Mohan 
  • Mauree Jane and Mark Perry 
  • Jesse and Mindy Rogers 
  • Selina Lo 
  • The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
  • Bay Area News Group
  • Leif Wellington Haase 
  • Fund for Nonprofit News at The Miami Foundation
  • The Walter S. Johnson Foundation
  • Jan and Larry Birenbaum 
  • Condoleezza Rice 
  • Bill Younger 
  • The John Pritzker Family Fund
  • Gregory Favre 
  • Marian Kremer and Kris Hagerman 
  • David Singer 
  • Elizabeth Morgenthaler 
  • Stutzman Public Affairs
  • Nanci and Gary Fredkin 
  • Mick and Sabrina Hellman 
  • Jane and Thomas Sudberry 
  • Heidi and David Welch 
  • Renaissance Journalism
  • Spectrum – Charter Communications
  • Westly Foundation
  • Diana Walsh and John Kent Walker 
  • Maureen Blanc 
  • Edison International
  • West Coast Advisors
  • Richard Riordan 
  • California Endowment
  • Howard and Barbara Wollner 
  • Christina Kenrick 
  • University of Colorado Boulder – The Water Desk
  • Beth and Russell Siegelman 
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Michelle K. Mercer and Bruce Golden 
  • Paul Haaga 
  • Rosenthal Family Foundation
  • Elaine and Eric Hahn 
  • Anne Bakar 
  • Patch Media
  • Randle Communications, LLC
  • Gina Maya and Richard Capelouto 
  • Kathy and Tom Wiggans 
  • John Boland and James Carroll 
  • Jan McAdoo 
  • Gerald Parsky
  • Tom and Janet Unterman 
  • Patricia House 
  • Harrington Family Foundation
  • Gruber Family Foundation
  • Stuart Foundation
  • Janie Lorber 
  • Susan and Craig McCaw 
  • Leo and Lee Wolinsky 
  • Elyssa and Gil Elbaz 
  • Perry Communications Group
  • Chris Hordan 
  • Richard Landers 
  • Richard and Virginia “Ginny” Strock 
  • Lucas Public Affairs
  • Judy Koch 
  • Google News Initiative
  • KP Public Affairs
  • Karen Gilhuly 
  • Orr Family Foundation
  • Marcia Parker and Robert Porterfield 
  • Paul and Susan Matteucci 
  • University of the Pacific
  • Paschal Roth Public Affairs
  • Amir and Nicole Rubin 
  • George and Kristina Phipps 
  • David and Robin Sweet 
  • Bill Unger 
  • Richard Klau 
  • Stanford University John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships
  • Matthew Paige 
  • FSB Public Affairs, Core Strategic Group
  • Terry Gamble Boyer and Peter Boyer 
  • Runyon Saltzman, Inc.
  • Jeff and Karyn Klein 
  • Mas Masumoto 
  • Linda Gruber 
  • George and Charlotte Shultz 
  • Kat Taylor 
  • Carol and Michael Marks 
  • News Revenue Hub
  • The McGraw Center for Business Reporting, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Foundation
  • Sandra Thompson 
  • Marcia Pade 
  • Swati Mylavarapu and Matt Rogers 
  • Nion McEvoy 
  • Sutter Health
  • Shawn and Brook Byers 
  • Cohn Family Fund
  • Susan Hyatt 
  • Scott Powell 
  • Gene Sykes 
  • Fund for Investigative Journalism
  • Chuck and Christine Michaels
  • Rachael Bowman


$1,000 to $9,999

  • Allen Strategic
  • Greg and Judi Stefflre
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brenda Jewett
  • John O’Farrell and Gloria Principe
  • Bicker, Castillo, Fairbanks
  • Pisces Foundation
  • California CASA Association
  • Jennifer Dees and Neil Chase
  • GP Generate
  • Fran Codispoti
  • Tracy and Daniel Kraft
  • Dan Garber and Catharine Fergus Garber
  • John Buoymaster
  • Eric and Donna Colson
  • Donna Lucas
  • Frank Baxter
  • Victoria Thorp and Jim Migdal
  • Connie and Bob Lurie
  • Blueprint Interactive
  • Sara & Sohaib Abbasi
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Michelle Swenson
  • Toby and Sally Rosenblatt
  • Julie Cates
  • Stephanie and Nick Osborne
  • David Lesher and Laura-Lynne Powell
  • Dawn Brewer
  • Joe Silverman
  • Brian Jaffe
  • Bill Mattos
  • Mahmut Otus
  • Maria Amundson
  • Leslie Tidwell
  • Doug and Kristen Edwards
  • Fiona Hutton & Associates
  • Shleby Eidson
  • Glen and Angela Charles
  • Jennie Savage
  • ACLU California Action
  • California Water Service Group
  • ReviveHealth
  • National Resources Defense Council Action Fund
  • Michelson Center for Public Policy
  • Gleeson Digital Strategies
  • Vectis Strategies
  • ALZA Strategies
  • RES Publica Group
  • Janet Clayton
  • Ellis Jones
  • National Multifamily Housing Council
  • Fred St. Goar
  • Solutions Journalism Network
  • California Biotechnology Foundation
  • The WKF Giving Fund
  • Lisa Stone Pritzker Family Foundation
  • Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni, LLP
  • Simpson Scarborough
  • Rubin Postaer and Associates – RPA Agency
  • Joan Bieder
  • Mara and Rick Wallace
  • John and Bonnie Dewitt
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Quinn Delaney
  • Amy McCourt
  • Schwab Charitable Foundation
  • Kathryn Hallsten
  • Doris Walters
  • John Burns
  • Karen Grove
  • D’Arcy and Dana Mead
  • Jeff Goshay
  • Allen Morgan and Patti McClung
  • Doug Ose
  • Judy Lin and Robert Frickey
  • Ned and Carol Spieker
  • State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
  • California Emerging Technology Fund
  • Ryan Lester
  • Stephanie Lee
  • Scott Dettmer
  • California School Boards Association
  • Carol Mayer Marshall
  • James and Nancy Hoak
  • Christopher Wrather
  • California Building Industry Association
  • Bully Pulpit Interactive
  • VSP Global Corporate Communications
  • Gautam Agrawal
  • Michael Brownrigg
  • Karen Alden
  • John and Linda Taylor
  • Kim Jones Ray and Chris Ray
  • Jim and Patricia White
  • William and Cindy Simon
  • Pam Jones and Steve Herskovitz
  • Mary McGovern and Peter Jensen
  • Lee Cooper
  • Deborah and Alex Fitz
  • Marie Vought
  • Pacific Environment
  • Elizabeth Betsy Morgenthaler
  • Renee Courington and David Beaver
  • NewsBreak
  • Thomas Sadler
  • Barbara and Michel Zelnick
  • Myn and Terry Demmon
  • Ranjan Duara
  • Beryl Golden
  • Susan Schwartz
  • Randy and Lori Livingston
  • Randi and Bob Fisher
  • Terri Lobdell and William Johnson
  • Susie and J. Patterson McBaine
  • David Malcolm
  • Texas Tribune Revenue Lab
  • Lynne Young
  • Susan Chamberlin
  • Lisa Guerra and Charles Kung
  • Antonio de Cardenas
  • Anne Kelly
  • JD Miller
  • Sofie Vandeputte
  • Paul Rosenstiel and Janis Masaoka
  • Kimberly Young and John Moragne
  • Donald and Michael Remey and Christy Chin
  • Maureen Orth
  • Debbie and Russ Hall
  • Suzanne Shaw
  • Peter Barker
  • Jimmy Boegle
  • Susan McGuire
  • Kristy Wiese
  • Marin Community Foundation
  • Fieldstead and Company
  • James “Jim” and Pam Wilson
  • Greg and Sarah Sands
  • Tides Foundation
  • Martin Schwartz
  • Resonate
  • Unearth Campaigns
  • Impower
  • Northern California Water Association
  • Steven Davidoff Solomon
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Matthew Klink
  • Erica Grubb
  • Louis Vismara
  • Kwok Lau and Jon Goulden
  • Russell and Lisa Yee
  • Sarah McCabe and Russell Quong
  • Ralph Frattura and Karen Muldoon
  • Kathryn Nyrop and Stephen Koch
  • Igor Serebryany
  • Marcy Elkind
  • Caroline Choi
  • James Joye
  • Dan Federman
  • Donald Bransford
  • Christopher Bertelli
  • Daniel Sperling
  • Mark Hill
  • Tracy Freedman
  • Carol Whiteley
  • Harry and Vivian Snyder
  • Doug Carlston
  • David Tuzman
  • Joanne Kozberg
  • Natalie Martina
  • Carol and Shelby Bonnie
  • Sue Graham
  • Terry Norbury and Carol Kocivar
  • Delaney Hunter
  • Elli Abdoli
  • Scott Waugh
  • Stephen Mayberg
  • Christy Kamra
  • Jennifer Brokaw
  • Evelyn Anderson
  • Don Perata
  • Robert Lockhart
  • Daniel Becker
  • Kristen Schreder
  • Gayle Jones
  • Valerie Martinez
  • Brian Hildreth
  • Scott Wilson
  • Robert Naylor
  • Richard G. Tullis
  • Leah Cartabruno
  • Steve Fentress
  • Margit Wennmachers
  • Jennifer Hernandez
  • Denis Wheatley
  • Greg Hardy
  • Su-Moon Paik
  • Esther Dornin
  • Barbara Hager
  • Veronique Fourment and Bob Buehl
  • Susan Clark
  • Harold E. and Judith Dittmer
  • Kenneth and Ann Emanuels
  • Paula Mathis
  • Daniel Fay
  • George Montgomery
  • William Courington
  • Venetia Lai
  • Carl Guardino
  • University of the Pacific
  • Sylvia and Ron Roach
  • Sheri Sadler Wolf
  • Katherine Brandenburg
  • Dorothy Fleisher
  • Michelle Mueller
  • Chris and Robert Schumacher
  • Sharon Nieh
  • A. Jean and William Lesher
  • Howard Ahmanson
  • Michael McIntire
  • Helen Miller
  • Bright Funds
  • Erin Boon
  • Kirsten Nelson
  • Renee Grubb
  • Lisa Kleissner
  • Annette Billingsley
  • Michael Gallagher
  • Dane Strother
  • Bob Eisele
  • Betsy Gates
  • California Distributors Association
  • Nancy Mueller
  • Ann O’Leary
  • We Are Rally
  • Dean Florez
  • California Assoc. of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors
  • Girard Foundation
  • Donna Howe
  • Kristen Miro
  • Cory Harris
  • Jill and Christopher Escher
  • Jill and Geoff Parker
  • Lori Hunter
  • Nicole and Andy Sheehan
  • Tim Haley and Ethna McGourty
  • Rhonda and Jody Gessow
  • Peter Weber
  • Claire Spiegel Brian and Brad Brian
  • Doris Conant
  • Kay Woods
  • Shelley and Boota deButts
  • Carole McNeil
  • Bradford and Lauren Koenig
  • J.D. and Terry Long
  • Julie Dillon
  • Leila and Bill Schulz
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Bob Ceremsak
  • Thomas Akin
  • Denise Helfstein
  • Sam Perry
  • Katherine Welch
  • Magnuson & Company
  • KR Sridhar
  • Fraser Preston
  • The Claremont Colleges
  • William Meehleis
  • Tracy Hernandez
  • Jeffrey Levinson
  • Harry and Jacqueline McMahon
  • Terri Luchsinger
  • Katherine and David deWilde
  • Andrea Ball
  • Frederick Hitchcock
  • Courtni Pugh
  • Paulette Brown-Hinds
  • Clifford Cummings
  • David Horowitz
  • Allen Herman
  • Buying Time
  • John Pimentel
  • Stephen Mirabito
  • Edward Wigglesworth
  • Bob Epstein
  • California Beer and Beverage Distributors
  • Richard Lowe
  • Kate Looby
  • Elizabeth and Larry Hill
  • Susan Dutton
  • Lloyd de Llamas
  • TrueThirty
  • Govern for California
  • Linda Grais
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
  • David Guy
  • Tony Stayner
  • ImpactAssets
  • Lantigua Williams & Co
  • Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust
  • Abbie and Doug Knopper
  • Judd Volino
  • Jack Klemm
  • Vadasz Family Foundation
  • Dennis and Julie Carlson
  • Amanda Peiffer
  • Farah Klein
  • Julia Kazaks
  • Terry and Kathleen Duryea
  • Viktor Leijon
  • James Basile
  • Lopker Family Foundation
  • Doug and Eva Sherman