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

Pinney Allen & Charles Miller

The Atlantic Philanthropies

Capital One Foundation

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Gap Foundation

Cynthia Fry Gunn & John Gunn

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Neil Webber

Pillars Circle

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

JuliAnne & Derek McDowell

Eve Niquette & Charles Pohl

S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

Grace & Steve Voorhis

Walton Family Foundation

Visionaries Circle

AT&T Foundation

Lily & Thomas G. Beischer

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

All Points North Foundation

Linda Rosenberg Ach & Andy Ach

Betsy Atwater

Bank of America Charitable Trust Foundation

Cooley, LLP

Laura & John Fisher


The George Link, Jr. Foundation

Suzanne & H. Irving Grousbeck

Jule Hannaford

Caroline & Jaquelin Hume

Lucy & Todd Johns

Teri Kil & Trevor Watt

Sheila & Thomas Larsen

Elizabeth Miller & James Dinan

Margot McClendon Pinto & Marc Pinto

Dian & Robert Smith

Toyota USA Foundation

William H. Donner Foundation

Enrichment Circle

American Honda

Martha & Bruce Atwater

Timothy Barton

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

Melissa Buckely & Raj Atluru

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Corporation for National and Community Service

Diana Farrell & Scott Pearson

Marianna & David Fisher

Randi & Bob Fisher

Fordham Street Foundation

Garber Family Foundation

General Motors

George Frederick Jewett Foundation

Linda & Jon Gruber

Matthew Gunn

Michael Simmons Charitable Foundation

Miriam & Peter Haas

Anne & John Herrmann

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

Julie & Ian McGuire

Meg & Stu McLaughlin

Polly & Newt Merrill

Jeffrey S. Miller

Gretchen & Marshall Milligan


Cheryl & Walt Penn


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 July 27, 2020

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