Current Members/Sponsors / Donors

We are so fortunate to have generous donors who support SARSEF!

The following donors are supporters of Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in Southern Arizona.

Stephen Hawking Level ($50,000 and above)

  • TEP: Tucson Electric Power – Title Sponsor
  • APS: Arizona Public Service

Katherine Johnson Level ($25,000 and above)

  • IBM Systems
  • Quicken Loans
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Social Venture Partners
  • Comcast (In-Kind)
  • Midstar Partners, LLC (In-Kind)

 Charles Darwin Level ($10,000 and above)

  • Arconic Foundation
  • Cox Communications, Cox Charities
  • Deena Jo Heide-Diesslin Foundation
  • Freeport McMoRan
  • Haehn Foundation
  • IEEE Foundation
  • Intel Foundation
  • Robert G. and Ellen S. Gutenstein Family Foundation
  • Southwestern Foundation for Education and Historical Preservation
  • Texas Instruments/Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • University of Arizona College of Engineering
  • University of Arizona College of Science
  • Anonymous
  • Arizona Daily Star (In-Kind)
  • Pima Community College – Northwest Campus (In-Kind)
  • University of Arizona College of Admissions (10 Scholarships)
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Leonardo Da Vinci Level ($5,000-$9,999)

 

  • Beth and I. Michael Kasser
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

  • Catalina Rotary Club
  • Community Financial Corporation
  • Lester and Roberta Smith Foundation
  • Phoenix Suns Charities
  • O’Rielly Family Foundation

  • Research Corporation for Science Advancement
  • Roche- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc
  • Southwest Gas Corporation
  • Thomas Brown Family Foundation
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
                            
  • University of Arizona Office of the Vice President for Research, BIO5

  • Anonymous
  • George Jenson Web Consulting (In-Kind)  
  • Greg Johnson Graphic Design (In-Kind)

 

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

  • Betsy Bolding
  • Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
  • Fredrick Gardner Cottrell Foundation (RCT)
  • Health Information Management Systems, LLC
  • Phil and Carol Lyons Family Fund
  • Planetary Science Institute
  • Santa Cruz Community Foundation
  • Sharon O’Neal
  • Tucson Gem and Mineral Society
  • University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences

  • Vicky Puchi-Saavedra and Eduardo Saavedra
  • Visit Tucson
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
  • WM Symposia
  • First and River Storage (In Kind)

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Isaac Newton Level ($1,000-$2,499)

  • Helen & Bryan Bayly 
  • Kathleen & William Bethel 
  • Clifford & Kathleen Bowman
  • Campus Research Corporation
  • Donna & Jeff Goldberg
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Isla Hamstra
  • Christopher & Ann Harris 
  • DaNel Hogan
  • Anne Maley-Schaffner
  • Nancy McClure
  • Edgar McCollough

  • Brooke & Robert Meyer
  • Ravishankar Palanivelu
  • Pima Community College Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Tucson Foundation
  • Helen and John Schaefer
  • Rajendran Subramanian
  • Sonoran Schools, Inc.
  • Southern Az. Environmental Mgt. Society (SAEMS)
  • Tucson Federal Credit Union
  • University of Arizona College of Education

  • University of Arizona College of Life and Agricultural Sciences

  • University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
  • University of Arizona College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Vantage West Credit Union
  • YELP Foundation
  • Anonymous

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Albert Einstein Level ($500-$999)

Herbert Welhener, Zach and DeeAnn Saber- Transformational Medicine, Barnes & Noble, Ravishankar Palanivelu, Catalina Rotary Club, Jill Bemis, Isla Hamstra, Alan L. Goldberg, Antonio Ramirez, Brian Ellerman, Brush and Bottle LLC, William and Lorna Glaunsinger, Mary Fosdick, Lyda Harris and Judith Treistman, UA College of Admissions,  Jon and Paul Volpe -Nova Home Loans, La Cocina, Hank Bogen, Anonymous Donor, Molina’s Midway (In-Kind) 

 

Marie Curie Level ($250 to $499)

Liz Baker, Tucson Water, Saguaro National Park, Larry Lebofsky, Al & Sharyn Chesser, Buffalo Exchange, Mary Durham-Pflibsen, Paula Johnson, American Association of University Women- Tucson Branch, WISE: Women in Science and Engineering, Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, Patrick Woida, John & Anne Duffy, Dathon Golish, Little Chapel of All Nations, Nancy Kluge, Roy Loewenstein, Thomas Pate, Helen Schaefer, Christopher Wiegand, Jazmin Willard, Javier Prieto

 

Jane Goodall ($120 – $249)

Southern Arizona Psychological Association , Diana Reyes, Harris Environmental Group, Inc., Trish Nuzzo, Ravishankar Palanivelu, Amber Pate, Jonny Sue Perkins-Snyder, Adam Jesionowski, Patricia Andrade, Lisa Winton, William Owens, Robert Baker, Thea Canizo, D. Steel, Stacy Gottesman, Beth Pajkos, Frankie Orozco, Dominic Ortega, Bruce Bayly, George Jenson, Jan Lesher, Dean Moulis, Rebekah Salcedo, Nuris Finkenthal, Nancy Hsiao, John Barentine

 

Neil DeGrasse Tyson ($60 -$119)

Mike & Maureen McDaniel, Jennifer Schneider, Thomas Berger, David & Rajka Corder, Michael Curtis, Carleen Denovchek, Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Desert Dolphins Scuba Club, Philip Gilbert, Elishka L. Jepson, Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society, Jan Lesher, Mary (Mollie) Minke, Jackie Nicol, Joyce Palasek, Christopher RoDee, Marilyn Rozek, Laura Tank, Russ Thatcher, Sara Zadorozny, Brian Gross, Angela Schlegel, Nina Daldrup, Margaret Wilch, Nerissa Birdsell, Hiram Lopez, Jennifer Barton, John Bredehoft, Richard Brinkley, Julia Gates, Colleen Kelley, Michelle Higgins, Rori Divijak, Isabel Martinez

 

And thank you to so many of our donors at other levels!

 

Kristin T. Almquist

Michael Block

Kimberly Chapman

Michael Chester

Katharine Gerst

Meredith Hay

Rita Kester

Charles Matthewson

Susan Miller

Stephanie Neese

Edna Nehrmeyer

Allen Rasor

Soukphaphone Sihrath

Darci Slaten

Kelly Smith

Pamela Tinley

Edith Treadwell

Marcin Turecki

Charlotte Harris

Mary Verplank

Dave Gebert

Cynthia Drozd

Judith McDermott

Gretchen Wagenseller

Sandra Galasso

Art Aldag

Kristin Almquist

Grant and Ines Anderson

Keith Bembeneck

Vicki Beskind

Richard Borens

Patricia Carter

Colin Cordell

Damon Don

MMT Observatory

Janice Hughes

Doug Nutter

Amy Pugliese

Barbara Rowland

Emily Suski

Susan Villarreal

Jim Washburne

Hsiao Wen-ping

Leigh Erbe

Theresa Fischer

Brenda Frye

Emily Griffin

Debbie Gubernick

April Hill

Lawrence Nitka

Maegen Ripley

Karl Sachs, Psy.D.

David Streeter

Grace Sun

Jeffrey Wild

Bernadette Dozier

Rebecca Feil

Svea Anderson

Mine Calik

Lauren Cmiel

Danielle Coleman

Valeria Cordova

Jennifer Day

Dominica Dominguez

Shaun Esposito

Elaina Fabre

Sylvia Jacques

Mary Keane

Torri Lawrence

Maria Maloney

Eli Medvescek

Mayra Montijo

Shannon Newton

Megan Noli

Adrian Orozco

Graciela Orozco

Liz Prohaska

Jocelyn Smerz

Daniel Streeter

Carlos Teran

Sue Thorne-Babicz

Jesus Valenzuela

Balti Vasquez

Sarah Wilkinson

Jane Yoxsilmer

Mark Witten

Richard Lavallee

 

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

Ben’s Bells

Beth Pajkos

Bookmans

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

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Flandrau Science Center

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona

Gutenstein Family Foundation

Harris Environmental Group, Inc.

Intel Corporation

International Dark Sky Association – Southern Arizona

ISWEEEP

Janice Berger

Jenson Consulting

Jonathan’s Educational Resources

Larry Lebofsky

Lazy S Ranch Willcox, LLC

Lyda Harris and Judith Treistman

Mark’s ACE Hardware

Mary Durham-Pflibsen

Max Jones

McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship

MMT Observatory

Mu Alpha Theta

NASA

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

SARSEF

Sharon Foltz

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

Valley of the Moon

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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