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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Richard Wollack, Premier Pacific Vineyards
Kenneth F. Wood, Kamuela, HI
Douglas Young, Partner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP