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
Bethlehem Foundation
Bothin Foundation
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Inc.
Estate of Ruben Carrillo
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
Community Foundation Sonoma County / Father Jerald F. Thomas Fund
Gilead Foundation
Kaiser Permanente
Estate of Roy Kaufman
Lazy Bear Fund, Inc.
Joseph and Vera Long Foundation
M.A.C. AIDS Fund
Mike Muhlethaler and Karen O’Toole
Gary and Marcia Nelson
Mert Preston
Sonoma County Wine Weekend
Sonoma Lavender/Gary & Rebecca Rosenberg
Estate of J. Russell Wherritt

Gold Circle ($5,000 or more)

Philip E. and Nancy B. Beekman Foundation
Charis Fund
Mark K. Cooper
Emily Davis
Electra D. DePeyster
The Elder California Foundation
Stephan J. Fletcher
Hansel Auto Group
The Heck Foundation
Patricia London
Laurie Plant
Little Red Hen Foundation
RiskPress Foundation / Charlie Pendergast
Rubin Family of Wines
Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Sonoma County Community Foundation

Silver Circle ($2,500 or more)

Alan Beckstead
Clif Bar Family Foundation
Codding Foundation
Emily Davis
Hardy Fox and Steven Kloman
Tom Garigliano and Jim Dugan
Harvest for the Hungry Garden
Meleana Holroyde and Kathryn Toms
Katie Killefer
Diana Lobush and Jim Penpraze
Clay Nesbitt and Dean Gross
Larry Prager and Linda Myszak
Redwood Hill Farm and Creamery
Mary Ann Rovai
Russian River Festivals
Mark Short and Carl Ray
William and Arlene Smith
Lynn Spaulding
Anjali and Ray Sussman
Richard Sutherland and Duane Wakeham
Harold Torres and Jimmy Mallett
Jane and Nelson Weller
Evan Wright

Bronze Circle ($1,000 or more)

Kelly and Phil Beffrey
Barry and Gail Ben-Zion
Michael Bielawski and Alison Hannah
Steve and Robin Black / Uptick Vineyards
Ky Boyd / Rialto Cinemas
Kathleen Brennan and Thomas Waits
Larry and Cecilia Bridges
Nicole Canon / Animal Hospital of Sebastopol
Leslie Carter
Marie Chandoha
Jona Consani
Elizabeth and John Cotton
Gar Cross and George White
Steven Deas and Jane Rosenberg
Timothy and Kathy Dellinger
Rod DeMartini and Frederick Kasl
John and Patricia Dervin
Barbara and Mike Doyle
Jane and Herbert Dwight
J. Yusuf Erskine and David Taff
Suzanne Farver
Lisa Fischer
Tom Fleming
Fred and Liz Flynn
Forestville Planning Association
Gamma Mu Foundation
Barbara and Gary Gerber
William Grasse
Parke and Sarah Hafner
Jayne and Peter Hamel
Jeffrey and Terri Hamilton-Gahart
Ambassador James C. Hormel
Laura L. Hormel
Sally Hurd and Bart Levine
Lisa Ireland / AcCounting on Computers
Patricia Couryer Johnson
Richard Johnson
Ruth Anne Johnston
John McGuirk and Richard Knaggs
Jim Laufenberg and Mike Daly
Francis Lum
Diane Lynch
Steven Maass and Kathleen Gallagher
Catherine MacPhail and Kathleen McKenna
Risty Marckx
Nancy H. Markell
John W. Meissner
Jackie Mendoza and Bruce Forsythe
Myers Restaurant Supply
Harry Nesbitt
Veronica Ng
Mark and Pamela Olson / Forestville Pharmacy
Tim Oxford / Oxford Construction
Parkpoint Clubs
Dennis R. Petri
Lou and Susan Preston / Preston of Dry Creek
Michael Randolph
Gerald Rape
Michael and Sue Rataj
Bill and Mary-Louise Reinking
Kent Ritchie
Frank Rittman
Russian River Utility Company
Tricia Schexnaydre
Lucia and Jim Schultz
William Scott
John and Elizabeth Sheela
Jim and Kathleen Sparling
Timothy Stevenson and David King
Stuart Foundation
Jack and Diane Stuppin
Regina and Tim Sullivan
Summit State Bank
Mike and Cindy Tucker
George D. Tuttle and F. Bennett Cushman II
Vanguard Properties
Cara Christina Widmer
Sandy Younglove
Frank Zak







Copper Circle ($500 or more)

Rob Akins and Mark Berry
Joyce Ambrosius
Susan and Norman Amidon
Sigmund and Susan Anderman
Dee Arias
Elisa Baker
Linda Bauer
Gayle Bergmann
Jennifer Lynn Bice
Gary and Elinor Biller
Richard Bland
Tom Boag and Ralph Hamblin
Lee Boyack
Chris Bramble
Steve Bromer
Ren Brown
Bill Brungardt and Kathryn Spalding
Larry Campbell
Art Carter
Paula Chiotti
Jeff and Stacey Civian
Robert Clegg
Rose Cohen
Tom and Mary Cole
Rob Cooke
Peter Copen
Cathy and Rick Cutler
Michelle Davey and Scott Nickel
Garry Brent Dawson
Karen Donaghy and Gary Helfrich
Ken and Chuck Donaldson
Barrie Eddy
John F. Ewing
Robert and Jan Fisher
Lynn and Jim Fitzwater
John and Debra Franzman
Greg C. Fritz and Bruce Westland
Mary Ann Furda
Dorothea and Paul Geiger
Nancy Genoa
Dave and Nancy Gerber
Harold V. Geritz and Margaret Griffin
Nancy Giannini
Mary and Art Gimmy
Robert Gonzalez
Maureen Gosling
Joyce and Don Greenberg
Ron and Bea Griffiths
Rebecca Guarda
Tom and Katy Gulya
Dick and Mary Hafner
Bill Hanson and Noi Lonalu
Ann Hatch and Paul Discoe
Jeffrey Hayes and Paul Cardus
Brenda Hays and Sue Dressing
Mark Herculson
Neil Herring and Dena Bliss
John Hershey
Robert Hesse
Gail and Bob Hight
Jim and Carolyn Hinton
David Hoffmann / Traditional Medicinals
Paul Hoge and Alan Porter
Pete Hosier and Don Reeser
Linda and Allen Jackson
Carolyn Jean Johnson and Rick Theis
Barry Judge
Ron Karp and Ann Dolin
James King
Wally Krampf
Jane Krensky and Peggy Tourje
Krewe de Kinque
Mark and Raylene Leavitt
Nancy Lind and Kevin Cooper
Margaret Livingston and Shirley Liberman
Steven Lovejoy and Thane Kreiner
Jesus Lozano
Jay Manley and Vance Martin
Chris Markell
Linda Marietta
Laura and Larry Martin
Kathleen and Frank Mayhew
Peter Mirkovich
John Mitchell and Randy Lofquist
Montgomery Village
Phil and Maureen Murphy
Neil T. Myntti
Howard Needleman
Patti O’Brien
Walt Odets
Peace in Medicine
Berta and Ron Pecoraro
Bruce and Renae Perry
Jan Postma and David Karp
Redwood Credit Union
Stephen Resnick
Jackie and Tim Reuling
Estelle Rogers and Hal Kwalwasser
Floyd Ross
Russian River Rotary
Gail Ryan
Salmon Creek School
Robert Sargent
Jane Saunders
Loretta Schaeffer
Fred Schnider
Stephen and Deb Scholey
Sebastopol Chapter of Realtors
Donna Seid
Bibi Sillem
Patrick and Cris Simmons
Tom Sipple
Penny Sirota and Frank Sottile
Jon and Marta Starr
Leslie Strauss
Vrenae Sutphin and David Gray
Kelly Temple and Mark Erickson
Richard and Jeri Thayer
Ted and Elizabeth Theiss
Hugh Trutton
Steven Ungerleider
Scott Walton
Sue and Hugh West
Jon Western and Elaine Ramires
Steve and JoAnn Wilson
Caryn Woodhouse and Gene Lamka
Christian Wright
Nancy and King Wright
Yunhee Yoo
Doug Yule