Our Donors

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The generosity of Gladstone’s family of donors—including individuals, private foundations and corporate sponsors—is essential to accelerate our medical research to prevent, treat and cure illnesses such as heart disease, HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer’s, one or more of which will strike most families around the globe.

A wide array of individuals and private foundations support Gladstone’s rapidly-advancing research. We are delighted to work in partnership with them to meet—or exceed—their expectations for their gift to Gladstone.

Some donors support research on a specific illness, such as congenital heart defects, diabetes or Parkinson’s disease. Others prefer to support promising arenas of research that apply to many diseases, such as our leading stem cell program. Still others provide precious unrestricted support, allowing our scientific leadership to channel funds to provide the greatest impact.  

We greatly appreciate the generosity of each of our donors. We are proud to display the names of our lead donors here and on the Donor Wall in the Gladstone lobby.


Gladstone Donors


$5,000,000 up to $20,000,000

American Heart Association

S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

Eva and William S. Price III

The Roddenberry Foundation



$1,000,000 up to $5,000,000

A.P. Giannini Family Foundation

American Diabetes Association

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Arthritis Foundation

Bain & Company

CHDI Foundation, Inc.

Susan D. Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH and Nicholas S. Hellmann, MD

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

The Ellison Medical Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Hellman Family Foundation

Hereditary Disease Foundation

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Larry L. Hillblom Foundation

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Betty Jean and Hiro Ogawa

Taube and Koret Foundations

W.M. Keck Foundation

Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation

William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation

William H. Younger, Jr.


$500,000 up to $1,000,000

The John Douglas French Alzheimer's Foundation

The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund, Inc.

Margaret and Will Hearst

James B. Pendleton Charitable Trust

March of Dimes Foundation


$100,000 up to $500,000

Agilent Technologies Foundation

Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

American Federation for Aging Research

American Health Assistance Foundation

Angelman Syndrome Foundation, Inc.

Association for Research and Treatments Against Cancer

M. Kathleen Behrens Wilsey, PhD

A.W. and Helen Clausen

The Consortium for Frontotemporal Dementia Research

The Craves Family Foundation

Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Postdoctoral Fellowship

Nina de Clercq

Barbara and Bill Edwards

European Molecular Biology Organization

FRAXA Research Foundation

The Fulbright Program                                                                                       


Glenn Foundation for Medical Research

The Hearst Foundation, Inc.

Human Frontier Science Program

Huntington's Disease Society of America

Institute for Systems Biology

The Irvington Institute Fellowship Program of the Cancer Research Institute

Ken and Meghen Kurtzig

Sara and Andy Kurtzig

Lorry I. Lokey

Mario Family Foundation

Merck Research Laboratories

MetLife Foundation

Leslie D. Mulholland

H. Daniel and Claudia Perez

David and Mary Phillips

PhRMA Foundation

Robert John Sabo Trust

Derek Schrier and Cecily Cameron

Sue Siegel and Bob Reed

Simon Family Trust

The Thomas L. Brown Revocable Living Trust

The Trustees of The J. David Gladstone Institutes

Daniel J. Ullyot

University of Zurich/Pendleton Trust

William and Myrtle Lolatte Family Trust


$25,000 up to $100,000

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research

The American Physiological Society

Audrey Hogan Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Berkowitz

Kristin and Ted Breck

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Cardio Fellows Foundation

Robin and Chris Donohoe

Elan Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The Epilepsy Foundation of America

Francis Goelet Foundation

Genentech Inc.

David and Alena Goeddel

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

iPierian Inc.

Irving and Helen Betz Foundation

KAO Corporation

Teke and Elizabeth Kelley

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

The Mahley Family Foundation

Robert W. and Linda L. Mahley

The McKenzie Foundation of San Francisco

National Osteoporosis Foundation

Resnick Family Foundation Inc.

Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Roe, MD

William J. Rutter

Stephen A. Sherwin

Elliott Sigal, MD, PhD

Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Smith, Jr.

The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education

Swiss National Science Foundation

Tourette Syndrome Association

TPG Growth

Lisa and Richard Walsh

Brayton Wilbur, Jr.

Sandy and Jennifer Williams

Diane B. Wilsey


Terry Wright

Gladstone creates and delivers excellent basic as well as clinical science in diseases of global public health importance.

-Terry Wright
Gladstone President’s Council member
Franchise Head Hepatitis/Hepatology
Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group