2012 Founding Fathers Salute

2012 Founding Fathers Salute

We are grateful to the following men who have stood with us over the last ten years in support of the Founding Fathers initiative. Through either financial investments or dedication to the work, these men have helped bring Futures Without Violence to the forefront of innovative solutions that focus on the active engagement of men and boys as partners and allies in violence prevention.

In honor of Father’s Day, we salute you and we thank you for your continued leadership and support.

We call ourselves “founding fathers” because we intend for this crucial beginning to give way to a new kind of society – where decency and respect require no special day on the calendar, where boys are taught that violence does not equal strength and where men stand with courage, lead with conviction and speak with one voice to say, “No more.”


Bruce Bodaken, Chairman, President & CEO, Blue Shield of California

Peter Buffett, Composer, Philanthropist, Father

Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman, President & CEO, Macy’s, Inc.

Ted Waitt, Co-Founder, Gateway, Inc.; Founder & President, The Waitt Foundation



Peter Belden, Program Officer, Hewlett Foundation

Ron Benza, Benza Group, Inc.

Elwyn Berlekamp, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

Jeffrey L. Bleich, U.S. Ambassador, Australia

Tom Cole, Chief Administrative Officer, Macy’s, Inc.

Tom Epstein, VP, Public Affairs, Blue Shield of California

Jeff Gennette, Chief Merchandising Officer, Macy’s, Inc.

David B. Gold, in memoriam

John Goldman

Mark Hayes

Steven W. Hoffmann, Husband, Father, Son

G. Thompson Hutton, Trustee & CEO, Geoffrey Beene Foundation; President & CEO, Geoffrey Beene, LLC

Dr. Ira “Buz” Kanter

Peter Long, Ph.D., President & CEO, Blue Shield of CA Foundation

James Marks, M.D., SVP & Director, Health Group, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Willie Howard Mays, Jr., Hall of Famer

Robert K. Ross, M.D.

Peter Sachse, Chief Stores Officer, Macy’s, Inc.

Timothy Silard, President, Rosenberg Foundation

Joe Torre, Chairman, Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation

Rich Wendling, Men’s Varsity Coach, St. Mary’s College of California

Yung-Tsai Yen, Ph.D.


David Altschiller, Partner, Altschiller Associates, LLC

Nathan Brostrom, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, University of California

J. Scott Case, honored by his daughters

Mardy Cason

Jeff Clarke, NCPB Pres. /CEO (Ret.); in honor of Sarah Louise, Gail, Ann and Melissa Renee` Clarke

David A. Friedman, Chair, Board of Trustees, San Francisco Foundation

Solomon Goldfarb, in memoriam, honored by daughter, Esta Soler

Jon D. Gruber

Robert D. Haas, Chairman Emeritus, Levi Strauss & Co.

RB Harrison, Executive Vice President, Finance, Macy's, Inc.

William B. Hirsch, in honor of my sons, Brady & Jack Hirsch

James C. Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen

Michael K. MacNeill, for Caroline, Kathleen, Matt, Kelly, Sheff, Deirdre & Ty

Stephen McCandless, in loving memory of Betsy McCandless

Hy Novack, in loving memory, Ken Novack

C.E. Pat Patterson, with wife, Berniece

Tom Perkins, honored by JaMel Perkins

David S. Pottruck, Chairman, Red Eagle Ventures

Edward Reardon, honored by Martine Reardon, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Macy's, Inc.

Russell Simmons, Chairman & Co-Founder, Rush Philanthropic

Barclay Simpson, honored by wife, Sharon

Peter Vitulli, CEO, DNA Diagnostics Center

Stan Watt, Independent Investor, father of four

Peter D. Wilson, in honor of my wife & kids



Mark Abbott, President, Major League Soccer; in memory of Fred Abbott

Judge Ronald B. Adrine

Bobby Allen, honored by Denise Allen & Mark Hayes

Laurence Baer, President, San Francisco Giants

William J. Beck

Lawrence Blum, President, Blum, Inc.

Louis Blumberg, The Nature Conservancy

Stewart Bonn, father of Bryce and Rachel

Douglas A. Booth, NicholsBooth Architects

Bradley Lewis Campbell, father of Nathan & Leila, honored by Jackie Campbell

Robert Caplow, honored by daughter, Phyllis Helfand

M.L. Carr, Former NBA Player and Coach, Boston Celtics

Roger D. Carter, SVP, Morgan Stanley (Ret.)

Jerome A. Chazen, Chairman, Chazen Capital Partners, LLC

Bill Cosby

Ralph Cotter, in memoriam

David Cox, in honor of my granddaughters

Michael Cronan, Partner, : : CRONAN : :

Michael C. Cunniff, Husband and Father

Curt Davis, Writer

The Hon. Bill Delahunt, Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives

Ulester Douglas, Training Dir., Men Stopping Violence, Inc.

Edward Drasin, M.D.

Jeffrey Edleson, Professor, SSW, Univ. of Minnesota

Nik Endrud, father of Grace & Sophie, honored by Jackie Campbell

Brian Eveslage, PaintVox, Inc.

Irwin Federman, General Partner, US Venture Partners

Dr. Paul B. Fischer, Professor Emeritus, Lake Forest College

Abe Friedman, in honor of my children

Don Garber, Commissioner, Major League Soccer

Matt Geschke, in memorium, honored by his son, Chuck

Sidney Goodwill

Richard K. Grosboll

Michael Habiby, a great dad to my grandson, Alex

Bill Hake, Glen Ellen, CA

Peter C. Harvey, Former New Jersey, Attorney General

William Hayes, honored by Denise Allen & Mark Hayes

H. Alan Heisterkamp, Ed.D., Education Consultant; father of Zachary

Brett Hodess, honored by daughters, Erin, Hannah & Sophie

John Humleker, honored by sister, Ruth Wooden

Richard Humleker, honored by sister, Ruth Wooden

Jamie Kalven, Writer

Jackson Katz, Director, MVP Strategies

Ron Kaufman

Dacher Keltner, Professor, Univ. of CA, Berkeley

Steve Ko, honored by wife, Sophia Yen, M.D.

Ira A. Lipman, Founder & Chairman, Guardsmark, LLC

Jonathan Logan, in memory of David Logan

Jack Londen, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Robert McAfee, M.D., Former President, American Medical Association

Fernando Mederos, Activist, ALIANZA Steering Committee

Rob Okun, Editor & Publisher, VOICE MALE Magazine

Steven H. Oliver, President, Oliver & Company

Ron Olson, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Paul F. Pelosi, President, Financial Leasing Services

John E. Pepper, Chairman, Walt Disney Company

Arnold Perkins, Former Board Member, Futures Without Violence

Lewis Platt, in memoriam, honored by wife, Joan

Roy Plutchik, Team Lead, Torchmark Corporation

Virg Polak, President, National High School Athletic Coaches Association

David Pratt

Jim Reinhold, for being a great dad

Terry Reinhold, for being a great dad

Johnny Rice II, Senior Program Associate, Vera Institute of Justice

William D. Riley, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services (Ret.)

Scott Rodeo, M.D., Chief, Sports Medicine, HSS

Sam Rodriguez, honored by wife, Nancy

Richard A. Rubin, honored by wife, H. Marcia Smolens

Jack Schafer

Jeff Schwartz

Bob Shapiro, Chicago, IL

Jay Silverman, Ph.D., Professor, Harvard School of Public Health

Richard Slomovitz, CFO, Rush Philanthropic

I. Leon Smith, President & CEO, Professional Examination Service

Richard L. Swig, in loving memory, Roselyne Swig

Norm Waitt, Jr., Chair & President, Kind World Foundation

Dr. Oliver J. Williams, E.D., Inst. on DV African Amer. Comm.

Howard Wolfson

Richard Wollack, Premier Pacific Vineyards

Kenneth F. Wood, Kamuela, HI

Douglas Young, Partner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP

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