Circle of Giving

Food For Thought receives thousands  of contributions each year from individuals, businesses and foundations. These donations are the source of the vast majority of our funding. At a time when income from all other sources is in decline, it is the generosity of our donors that ensures  that our clients continue to have the nutrition  they need to survive and be healthy. We have created the Food For Thought Circle of Giving to recognize the donors who make substantial annual contributions to this effort.

Platinum Circle ($10,000 or more)

Ron and Linda Backstrom
David Baylor and Theresa Helmer
Estate of Thomas Dross
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
Gilead Foundation
Bruce Higton and Rob Cooke
Estate of George W. Lord
M.A.C. AIDS Fund
The Monastary Project / Glenn Minervini-Zick
RiskPress Foundation / Charlie Pendergast
Mert Preston
Dan Smith and Joan Marler-Smith
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation
Estate of J. Russell Wherritt

Gold Circle ($5,000 or more)

Julie and Tom Atwood
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Inc.
Lazy Bear Fund, Inc.
Gerald Rape
Rubin Family of Wines
Joseph Tse Charitable Works / Jeff Tse and Monique Dubois

Silver Circle ($2,500 or more)

Rod DeMartini and Frederick Kasl
Barbara and Gary Gerber
Harvest for the Hungry Garden
John Hershey
Meleana Holroyde and Kathryn Toms
Kaiser Permanente
Katie Killefer
Darcie McNally
Laurie Plant
Larry Prager and Linda Myszak
Russian River Festivals
Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Stuart Foundation
Summit State Bank
Harold Torres and Jimmy Mallett
Sandy Younglove

Bronze Circle ($1,000 or more)

Kati Aho and Jim Goodenough
David A. Andrews
Willis Babb
Kelly and Phil Beffrey
Barry and Gail Ben-Zion
Jennifer Lynn Bice
Steve and Robin Black
Gene Bonino and Will Brown
Lee Boyack
Chris Bramble
Nicole Canon / Animal Hospital of Sebastopol
Center for Spiritual Living
Marie Chandoha
Lisa Clyde
John Consedine
Gar Cross and George White
Rick Cullen
Kathleen D’asaro
Emily and Melvin Davis
John and Patricia Dervin
Barbara and Mike Doyle
Jane and Herbert Dwight
John F. Ewing
Exchange Bank
Lisa Fischer
Forestville Pharmacy / Mark and Pamela Olson
Fountaingrove Lodge
Hafner Vineyard / Mary Hafner
Parke and Sarah Hafner
Jeffrey and Terri Hamilton-Gahart
Ruth Anne Johnston
Ernest Kuljian
Jim Laufenberg and Mike Daly
Deborah Lightfoot and Andrew Stone
Diana Lobush and Jim Penpraze
Patricia London
Francis Lum
Diane and Leslie Lynch
Doris and John Lyons
Macy’s Foundation
Nancy H. Markell
David and Karen McAuliffe
Sonia Miller
Peter Mirkovich
Noel Murphey
Gary and Marcia Nelson
Veronica Ng
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
Berta and Ron Pecoraro
Dennis R. Petri
Preston of Dry Creek / Lou and Susan Preston
Donna and Keith Price
R3 Hotel
Michael Randolph
Bill and Mary-Louise Reinking
Rialto Cinemas / Ky Boyd
Mary Ann Rovai
Ronald and Pam Rubin / Rubin Family Foundation
Nancy Schaub
Fred Schnider
William Scott
Daniel Shanahan and Dale Miller
John and Elizabeth Sheela
Mark C. Short and Carl Ray
William and Arline Smith
Jim and Kathleen Sparling
Lynn Spaulding
Coy Stout
Anjali and Ray Sussman
Richard Sutherland and Duane Wakeham
Eric M. Tokstad and Andrew G. Janowski
Hugh Trutton
George D. Tuttle and F. Bennett Cushman II
Vanguard Properties
Thomas Wood
Nancy and King Wright
Yunhee Yoo

Copper ($500 or more)

AcCounting on Computers / Lisa Ireland
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Joyce Ambrosius
Susan and Norman Amidon
Sigmund and Susan Anderman
Apple Computer
Sondra Bernstein
Michael Bielawski and Alison Hannah
Terri and Glen Blackley
Richard Bland
Donna Blue
BoDean Company
Kathleen Brennan and Thomas Waits
Larry and Cecilia Bridges
Naomi and Justice Brilliant and Timothy Holt
Steve Bromer
Burr Pilger Mayer
Joseph Butler and Christy Pichel
Larry Campbell
Mahea Campbell
Michael Casey
Jeff and Stacey Civian
Robert Clegg
Donald Cole and Janet Lowry-Cole
Mark K. Cooper
Cotati Food Service
Nancy Crowe
Steven Deas and Jane Rosenberg
Marion Deeds
Electra D. De Peyster
Gary Eisman and Brent Fisher
Yusuf Erskine, D.O. and David Taff
Mark and Jean Farmer
Lynn and Jim Fitzwater
Tom Fleming
Gary Fontenot
Rachel Gardner and Myra Mayesh
Chris and Elaine Gayler
Nancy Genoa
David and Nancy Gerber
Harold V. Geritz and Margaret Griffin
Sheila Greenbaum
Ron and Bea Griffiths
Charlotte Griswold-Tergis
Scott Hafner and Bill Glenn
Jeffrey Hayes and Paul Cardus
Judith Hefland and Pam Bates
Donna Hoberg
Richard Hoierman and Jay Moore
Ambassador James C. Hormel
Steve Isaacson
H. C. Jackson
Carolyn Jean Johnson and Rick Theis
Ron Karp and Ann Dolin
Robert C. Knutson
Walter Krampf
KRSH
Mark and Raylene Leavitt
Leavitt Wealth Management LLC
Margaret Livingston and Shirley Liberman
Chris Markell
Laura and Larry Martin
Mary Jo McBride
Kathy McGill and Tom Menrath
John McGuirk
John and Melody McNulty
John W. Meissner
Edith P. Mendez
Napa Valley Wine Country Tours
Thomas Nelligan
Patti O’brien
Oliver’s Market
Tim Oxford
Gary Patterson and Francisco Hernandez
Dennis M. Paynter
Peace in Medicine
Jan Postma and David Karp
Sandra Potter
Teresa Pucci
Wendy Quinn
Steven and Donna Reeder
Stephen Resnick
Jefferson Rice and Ina Chun
Robert E. Riddle
Kent Ritchie
John Rizzi Glassworks
Rotary Club Sebastopol
Gretchen Schaffner and Alex Reid
Stephen and Deb Scholey
Jean F. Schulz
Sebastopol Chapter of Realtors
SF Citidel
Patrick and Cris Simmons
Sonoma County Gold Ridge 4-H
Heidi Stewart and John Weinstein
Regina Sullivan
Vrenae Sutphin and David Gray
Curtis Thomson and Sonny Childers
Christine Tsai
Michael Vellard and John Little
Nansi Weil
Jane and Nelson Weller
Jon Western and Elaine Ramires
Cara Christina Widmer
Jo Ann and Steve Wilson