Current Donors and Sponsors

We are so fortunate to have generous donors who support Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving in Southern Arizona.


Tucson Electric Power- Unisource Energy Service

Title Sponsor ($75,000)


Stephen Hawking Level ($50,000 and above)

  • APS: Arizona Public Service Foundation
  • Wallace Research Foundation
  • City of Tucson
  • The University of Arizona Tech Park – Campus Research Corp.


Katherine Johnson Level ($25,000 and above)

  • Caterpillar
  • The Park Foundation
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation

Charles Darwin Level ($10,000 and above)

  • UA College of Engineering
  • Connie Hillman Family Foundation
  • Bayer
  • Cox Communications
  • Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation
  • Freeport-McMoRan
  • Hudbay/Rosemont Copper Company
  • IBM
  • Robert and Ellen Gutenstein Foundation
  • Roche Tissue Diagnostics
  • Stone Canyon Community Fund
  • Texas Instruments
  • The Stocker Foundation
  • Vance Foundation

Leonardo Da Vinci Level ($5,000-$9,999)

  • UA Office of Research & Discovery Bio5
  • UA College of Science
  • UA College of Medicine
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Haehn Foundation, Inc.
  • Hank Walker and Patricia Andrade
  • O’Reilly Family Foundation
  • Phil & Carol Lyons Family Fund
  • Research Corporation for Science Adv.
  • Southwest Gas Corporation
  • Terracon
  • WM Symposium
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
  • George Jenson Consulting (In-Kind)
  • Greg Johnson Graphic Design (In-Kind)

Rachel Carson Level ($2,500-$4,999)

  • UA College of Agriculture & Life Science
  • UA College of Optical Sciences
  • Betsy Bolding
  • Al & Sharyn Chesser
  • Health Information Mgmt. Systems, LLC
  • Modular Mining Systems, Inc.
  • Tom & Betty Fournier
  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society
  • Visit Tucson
  • First and River Storage (In-Kind)

Isaac Newton Level ($1,000-$2,499)  

  • UA College Social Behavioral Science
  • UA College of Education
  • Amber Pate-Mozroll
  • Anthony Fennell
  • Antonio Ramirez
  • Arizona Commerce Authority
  • Arizona Technology Council
  • Brooke and Robert Meyer
  • Brooke Miner
  • Charles Northrup
  • Catherine and Chris Langham
  • Clifford Bowman
  • Daren Layton
  • Dathon Golish
  • Earth’s Healing
  • Edgar McCullough
  • Elizabeth Ignatoff
  • Hank Bogen
  • Jeff and Donna Goldberg
  • Julie Morrison
  • Karen Christensen
  • Kathleen and William Bethel
  • Kathy Lalley
  • Long Realty Cares Foundation
  • Mary and Robert Fosdick
  • Rajendran Subramaniam
  • Ravishankar Palanivelu
  • Roy Lowenstein
  • Sarah Simpson
  • Society for Science & the Public
  • Trico Electric Cooperative

The following are just some of the wonderful sponsors of prizes that are awarded at SARSEF:

Alan L. Goldberg

American Association of University Women- Tucson Branch

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

American Meteorological Society

American Psychological Association

American Society for Quality- TOPS

American Society of Civil Engineers (Southern AZ Branch)

Arizona Hydrological Society Chapter and Foundation

Arizona Psychological Assn.

Arizona Science Center

Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

Arizona State University

ASM Materials in Education Foundation

Association for Women Geoscientists

Beth Pajkos

Brain STEM

Broadcom Masters

Brooke Meyer

Catalina Rotary Club

Center for Biological Diversity

Cox Communications

DaNel Hogan

Deena Jo Heide-Diesslin Foundation

Desert Dolphins Scuba Club


Flandrau Science Center

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona

Gutenstein Family Foundation

Harris Environmental Group, Inc.

Intel Corporation

International Dark Sky Association – Southern Arizona


Janice Berger

Jenson Consulting

Jonathan’s Educational Resources

Larry Lebofsky

Lazy S Ranch Willcox, LLC

Lyda Harris and Judith Treistman

Mary Durham-Pflibsen

MMT Observatory

Mu Alpha Theta


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Nerissa Birdsell

Office of Naval Research

Phi Beta Kappa

Phoenix Comicon

Pima Community College

Pima County Medical Foundation

Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department

Planetary Science Institute

Raytheon Missile System – Signal Processing Center

Raytheon Missile Systems

Reid Park Zoological Society

Ricoh Americas Corporation

Saguaro National Park


Sky Island Alliance

Society for In Vitro Biology

Southern Arizona Psychological Association

Southwest Gas Corporation

Stockholm Water Prize

SwAEBR – Southwest Association for Education in Biomedical Research

Texas Instruments, Incorporated

Transformational Medicine

Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association

Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

Tucson Electric Power

Tucson Gem & Mineral Society

Tucson Water

S. Metric Association

University of Arizona- Genetic GIDP

US Air Force

USS Tucson 770 Club

Vatican Observatory Foundation

Wallace Research Foundation

WISE: Women in Science and Engineering

Women’s Chemistry Group, SAZACS

Yale Science & Engineering Association

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