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)

Julie and Tom Atwood
Ron and Linda Backstrom
David Baylor and Theresa Helmer
Estate of Thomas Dross
The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
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
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation
Estate of J. Russell Wherritt

Gold Circle ($5,000 or more)

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Inc.
Horizons Foundation
Philip Kuo and Del Ray Hankins
Lazy Bear Fund, Inc.
Rubin Family of Wines
Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
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
Meleana Holroyde and Kathryn Toms
Kaiser Permanente
Katie Killefer
Laurie Plant
Larry Prager and Linda Myszak
Project Open Hand
Rainbow Cattle Company
Gerald Rape
Rialto Cinemas / Ky Boyd
Russian River Festivals
Mark Short and Carl Ray
William and Arline Smith
Stuart Foundation
Summit State Bank
Harold Torres and Jimmy Mallett
Sandy Younglove

Bronze Circle ($1,000 or more)

David A. Andrews
Willis Babb
Kelly and Phil Beffrey
Barry and Gail Ben-Zion
Steve and Robin Black
Terri and Glen Blackley
Gene Bonino and Will Brown
Lee Boyack
Chris Bramble
Nicole Canon
Center for Spiritual Living
Marie Chandoha
Jeff and Stacey Civian
Lisa Clyde
Rose Cohen
John Consedine
Harry Cook
Gar Cross and George White
Rick Cullen
Emily and Melvin Davis
Barbara and Mike Doyle
Jane and Herbert Dwight
Exchange Bank
Lisa Fischer
Forestville Pharmacy / Mark and Pamela Olson
Fountaingrove Lodge
Tom Garigliano and Jim Dugan
Charlotte Griswold-Tergis
Hafner Vineyard / Mary Hafner
Parke and Sarah Hafner
Jeffrey and Terri Hamilton-Gahart
John Hershey
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Ruth Anne Johnston
Ron Karp and Ann Dolin
George Kneip and Salvador Jimenez
Ernest Kuljian
Jim Laufenberg and Mike Daly
Mark and Raylene Leavitt
Deborah Lightfoot and Andrew Stone
Diana Lobush and Jim Penpraze
Patricia London
Francis Lum
Diane and Leslie Lynch
Doris and John Lyons
Nancy H. Markell
Laura and Larry Martin
Eric Marton and Jim Dugdale
MAXIMUS Foundation
David and Karen McAuliffe
Peter Mirkovich
Noel Murphey
Myers Restaurant Supply
Thomas Nelligan
Gary and Marcia Nelson
Veronica Ng
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
Berta and Ron Pecoraro
Bruce and Renae Perry
Dennis R. Petri

Preston of Dry Creek / Lou and Susan Preston
Donna and Keith Price
R3 Hotel
Kirk Read
Bill and Mary-Louise Reinking
Jackie and Tim Reuling
Kent Ritchie
Mary Ann Rovai
Nancy Schaub
William Scott
Daniel Shanahan and Dale Miller
John and Elizabeth Sheela
Jim and Kathleen Sparling
Lynn Spaulding
Jim Stacy
Anjali and Ray Sussman
John Sutherland
Richard Sutherland and Duane Wakeham
Vrenae Sutphin and David Gray
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
Kati Aho and Jim Goodenough
Joyce Ambrosius
Susan and Norman Amidon
Sigmund and Susan Anderman
Linda Bauer
Jennifer Lynn Bice
Michael Bielawski and Alison Hannah
Donna Blue
BoDean Company
Kathleen Brennan and Thomas Waits
Larry and Cecilia Bridges
Steve Bromer
Burr Pilger Mayer
Larry Campbell
Mary Louise Carson and Melissa Fike
Paula Chiotti
Robert Clegg
Donald Cole and Janet Lowry-Cole
Mark K. Cooper
Cotati Food Service
Elizabeth Cotton
Nancy Crowe
Kathleen D’asaro
Steven Deas and Jane Rosenberg
Marion Deeds
John and Patricia Dervin
Gary Eisman and Brent Fisher
Yusuf Erskine, D.O. and David Taff
John F. Ewing
Michael Farmer and Archie Meade
Lynn and Jim Fitzwater
Tom Fleming
Gary Fontenot
John and Debra Franzman
Mary Ann Furda
Rachel Gardner and Myra Mayesh
Nancy Genoa
David and Nancy Gerber
Harold V. Geritz and Margaret Griffin
Mary and Art Gimmy
Ron and Bea Griffiths
Rebecca Guarda
Scott Hafner and Bill Glenn
Bill Hanson and Phant Worakul
Jeffrey Hayes and Paul Cardus
Neil Herring and Dena Bliss
Donna Hoberg
Richard Hoierman and Jay Moore
Ambassador James C. Hormel
Pete Hosier and Don Reeser
Sally Hurd
Carolyn Jean Johnson and Rick Theis
Joyce Kelly
James King
Robert C. Knutson
Walter Krampf
KRSH
Leavitt Wealth Management LLC
Margaret Livingston and Shirley Liberman
Chris Lyman
Macy’s Foundation
Chris Markell
Mary Jo McBride
John McGuirk
Edith P. Mendez
Glenn and Franny Minervini-Zick
Napa Valley Wine Country Tours
Kathy Nixon
Patti O’brien
Oliver’s Market
Tim Oxford
Gary Patterson and Francisco Hernandez
Jan Postma and David Karp
Sandra Potter
Michael and She Rataj
Steven and Donna Reeder
Stephen Resnick
Jefferson Rice and Ina Chun
Robert E. Riddle
John Rizzi Glassworks
Rotary Club Sebastopol
Gretchen Schaffner and Alex Reid
Stephen and Deb Scholey
Susannah Schroll
Lucia and Jim Schultz
Jean F. Schulz
Schwab Charitable Fund Cooper Family
David Jake Schwartz
Fred Schnider
Sebastopol Chapter of Realtors
SF Citidel
Patrick and Cris Simmons
Heidi Stewart and John Weinstein
Kelly Temple and Mark Erickson
Curtis Thomson and Sonny Childers
Christine Tsai
Jane and Nelson Weller
Jon Western and Elaine Ramires
Cara Christina Widmer
Jo Ann and Steve Wilson
Caryn Woodhouse and Gene Lamka