Summit Society

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The Summit Society recognizes Breakthrough’s most generous benefactors. Friends in this society have made lifetime commitments exceeding $50,000. These leadership gifts are essential in supporting Breakthrough to prepare the students of today and the teachers of tomorrow to learn, lead, and succeed.

Pinnacle Circle

The Atlantic Philanthropies

Capital One Foundation

Gap Foundation

Cynthia Fry Gunn & John Gunn

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Pillars Circle

Pinney Allen & Charles Miller

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

Eve Niquette & Charles Pohl

S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

Grace & Steve Voorhis

Walton Family Foundation

Neil Webber

Visionaries Circle

Cisco Systems Foundation

Dodge & Cox

Dana & Robert Emery 

Doris & Donald Fisher

Leslie & George Hume

Marguerite Casey Foundation

Leigh & Bill Matthes

Susan & Bill Oberndorf

The Sato Foundation

W.L.S. Spencer Foundation

Illuminators Circle

Linda Rosenberg Ach & Andy Ach

AT&T Foundation

Betsy Atwater 

Bank of America Charitable Trust Foundation

Lily & Thomas G. Beischer

Laura & John Fisher


Suzanne & H. Irving Grousbeck

Jule Hannaford 

Caroline & Jaquelin Hume

Lucy & Todd Johns

Teri Kil & Trevor Watt

Sheila & Thomas Larsen

Elizabeth Miller & James Dinan

Dian & Robert Smith 

Toyota USA Foundation

William H. Donner Foundation

Enrichment Circle

All Points North Foundation 

American Honda

Martha & Bruce Atwater

Timothy Barton

Berman, Devalerio, Pease, Tabacco, P.C.

Melissa Buckely & Raj Atluru

Carnegie Corporation of New York


Diana Farrell & Scott Pearson

Marianna & David Fisher

Randi & Bob Fisher

Fordham Street Foundation

Garber Family Foundation 

George Frederick Jewett Foundation

The George Link, Jr. Foundation

Linda & Jon Gruber

Matthew Gunn

Miriam & Peter Haas

Anne & John Hermann

Rebecca & Christopher Kalnin

The Katherine John Murphy Foundation

Terry & John Levin

Carolyn & Jack Long 

Lumina Foundation

Elizabeth Fisher Marshall & Jeff Marshall

Mara & Jason McCune

Betsy & Ed McDermott

JuliAnne & Derek McDowell 

Julie & Ian McGuire

Meg & Stu McLaughlin

Polly & Newt Merrill

Jeffrey S. Miller

Gretchen & Marshall Milligan


Cheryl & Walt Penn 


Margot McClendon Pinto & Marc Pinto

Christina & Dwight Porter 

Lee & John Pritchard

Julian Robertson

Donata & Van Sapp

Jeffrey Sellon

Laura & Greg Spivy

Diana & Steve Strandberg

Sarah Stein & Michael Cohn

Nadine & Alex Terman

Susy & Jack Wadsworth

Joanie & Tom Wattles

Zalec Familian & Lilian Levinson Foundation

* Membership as of September 5, 2019

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