Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Two kids experimenting at Tinkerlab

Our Donors

Thank you to our generous donors!

Gifts to the Museum directly support science learning by funding our most essential operational needs.  We gratefully acknowledge the following donors and friends who have helped to create moments of wonder for visitors of all ages through the museum’s exhibits, programs, events, and natural spaces. Donor support truly makes a difference.

This list recognizes donations and in-kind contributions made to the Museum of Life and Science between July 1, 2018 and June 30th, 2019.

Jump to: $100,000+$20,000+$10,000+$5,000+$2,500+$1,200$300 to $999In Kind ContributorsMatching Gift Companies


$100,000+

Dorothy Dillard Burns Revocable Trust
Durham County Government
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Return to top of page >

$20,000+

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina
Duke University
F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.
Merck Company Foundation
North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation 

Return to top of page >

$10,000+

Bayer
BIN Charitable Foundation, Inc
C.M. Herndon Foundation
Durham Academy
Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company
RTI International
United Therapeutics

 

Return to top of page >

$5,000+

Bertsch Family Charitable Foundation Inc.
William E. Cohen & Lee Lim
Carolina Hurricanes Foundation
Corning Incorporated Foundation
The Raymond E. and Ellen F. Crane Foundation
Kim & Rosemary Dahlberg
Precision BioSciences / Elo Life Systems
Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc.
The E.T. Rollins, Jr. & Frances P. Rollins Foundation
Silverback Foundation
SunTrust Foundation
Tito's Vodka
Dory Van Duzer

 

Return to top of page >

$2,500+

Anonymous
Aptiis
AveXis
BASF Agricultural Solutions
BD Technologies
Aerin W. & Christina Benavides
Robert M. & Barbara Bell
bioMérieux, Inc.
Allison Campbell & Jason Loan
Freudenberg IT
Ulrich Hartmond & Sara Stratton
Geoff & Selena Keegan
Cynthia & Mark Kuhn
McAdams Foundation
Scott McGeary & Karen Dunn
Bascom Hall McKay & Frances Clayton McKay Trust
The McMichael Family Foundation
Merck, Sharp & Dohme
M.R. Metzger Family Foundation
Charlene & Jim Murphy
Nora K. Nicholson Fund
Brian Nunnally & Allison Lehtinen
The Barbara Johnson Prickett Family Fund
Nancy & Alan Proia
Romeo, Wiggins & Company, LLP
Sage Therapeutics
Sports Endeavors, Inc.
Gregg Stave & Christine Hunt
Sanyin Siang & Chad Miller
Jon & Debbie Stonehouse
Stephen A. Wainwright
Jeffrey Woolf & Donna Deal

 

Return to top of page >

$1,200+

ABC 11 Eyewitness News
Accordion Club
BB&T
BB&T Insurance Service - RTP Region
Brame Specialty Company
C.T. Wilson Construction Co. Inc.
Carolina Meadows
Cato Research Ltd.
Comfort Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Duke Energy
Duke Pediatric Dentistry
EmergeOrtho PA
GE Aviation - Durham Engine Facility
Hill, Chesson & Woody
In Memory of Ron Hutchinson
Jani-King
In Memory of Adam LaForest
Maggie LaSelle & JP Gregory
Measurement Incorporated
MetaMetrics, Inc.
Anne N. & Victor B. Moore
SAS Institute, Inc.
Syngenta
Talbert Building Supply 

Return to top of page >

$300 to $999

Guenevere Abernathy & Michael Lemanski
Deborah & Suresh Agarwal
Alamance County Public Libraries
Ann & Lex Alexander 
Brian Allen & Stephanie Bohling
Nadia & Richard Aram
Shirley & Paul Attryde
Victoria & Charles Atwater
Matthew & Jessica Avery
Meg & Sarah Baesmith
Edward & Jocelyn Bailey
Caleb & Courtney Baker
Ruth E. Bardon & Michael Casey
Laura & Ryan Barry
Maria & Nick Beaird
Jonathan & Georgia Beasley
Rebecca & Gregory Berenfield
Glenn & Andrea Bernstein
David M. Berube
Nicole Blacksburg & Judith Garnett
Neil Bleau
Breakout Martial Arts & Fitness
Richard Brennan
Judy Brown
Signe & Eugene A. Brown
Brown Brothers Plumbing & Heating Company
Andrew & Kim Brugh
Caktus Group
Charles Calkins
Gene & Susan Carlone
Steve & Sherri Carpenter
Jill & Anthony Cassone
Victoria Cattani & Pablo Ariel
Central Park School for Children
Christina & Kyle Chenet
Ellen & Alex Chu
Communities In Schools of Chatham County
Donald & Karen Coulombe
Carrie & Paul Couto
Audrey & Marcus Curry
Michael Cutlip & Rita Tamayo
Liz & Michael David
Joseph & Lorie Davis
Tonya Dawson
Kate & Craig DeAlmeida
Vimal & Pavita Derebail
MaryAnn & G. Paul DeRosa
Ankita Desai & Sarat Ganga
Nicole Deschamps & Ivan Piletic
Sallie & Carter Dickinson
Brian & Kristin Donoghue
Sarah Dotters-Katz & David Ingram
Marna Doucette
Robert & Joan Drucker
George & Lynne Dubay
Durham Rescue Mission
Easter Seals Disability Services
Edgewood Properties LLC
Josh & Angela Edwards
James & Susan Erlinger
Todd & Megan Esporas
Lori Etter & Jeff Welty
Ruben & Claudia Fernandez
Deborah & Ken Fish
Ashley & Andrew Freedman
Mark Fossum & Brittany Zwischenberger
Caroline & David Foster
Otis Fugelso & Anne Lachiewicz
Lawrence & Harriette Frank
Ellen & Michael Gaffrey
Jennifer Garst & Shawn Sendlinger
Hollis & Ari Gauss
Sean & Carri Geer
Peter & Alexa Gerend
Ugo Goetzl
William & Milligan Goldsmith
Paula & Michael J. Greenspon
Kay P. & Wade Gresham
James & Sherry Gurley
Gerard & Laura Hall
Peter K. Hall
Morris Hamilton & Kimberly Lin
John & Jane Hardin
Nakia Hardy
Richard & Lonna Harkrader
Tracy & Rich Harris 
Josh & Olga Hawn
Amanda & Dan Heath
Christiaan Heijmen 
Jessica & David Hemsey
Don & Deborah Hertzog
Pat Hilliard
Wayne Hodges & Camilla Brantley
William Hoelscher & Wendy Hamilton Hoelscher
Andrea & Kevin Hoff
Heather Holp
Janet Hoshour 
Linda Hradilek & William Vogt
Lee D. & Kenisha J. Hudson
Leisa-Marie Hume
Stuart & Irene Hurlbert
Ron* & Rosemary Hutchinson
Cornelia Hutt
Adriane J. & Cameron S. Hunt
Jillian Hurst & Christopher Cramer
Robert & Melissa Hyland
Robert & Christina Jackson
Gerald & Charlotte Jacobsen-Estes
Robert & Elaine Jeffcoat
David P. Jenkins & Keri Hill
Amy & Shaun Jones
Sharon Ann & John S. Jones 
Diane Kalendra & William Frystak
Jessica & Kip Kelly
Erin & Michael Kent
Kettu Woodworks
Derrick & Nikki King
John & Rosemary Kirkpatrick
Peter & Martha Klopfer
Ray Kwiatek
Wilson & Dee Anne Lamb
Brandy & Bryan Lanier
Doug Ledford & Christine Blystad
Luke & Patricia Lenzen
Leonardo DRS Political Action Committee
Mary W. & Leonard J. Lobo
Catherine & Matthew Luedke
Kimberly Maney & Edward Gray
Scott & Katherine Manuel
Aimee & David Margolis
Gina & Nathan Marlowe
Patrick M. & Amy Martin
John & JoAnn McAlpin
David R. McClay & Allison Haltom
Brian & Sarah McGiverin
Jennifer McGonigle & Jeremy Ramont
John & Dori Mikszta
Stacy & Brad Millon
Lindsey & Brett Morgan
Emily Moseley & Robert Esther
Murdoch Center
Reed & Beth Murphy
Susanna Naggie & Charles Gerardo
David & Mary Neal
Amy & John C. Newton
Dennis & Jean Nichols
Kathleen Nissman & Olga Hanzlova
Bill & Sharon Nottingham
Jennifer Nunez & Tobias Egner
Olive & Olive, P.A.
Susan F. Olive & Tony Rall
Doug Olsen & Rachel Blitzblau
Andres Onate & Melisa Godina Serrano
Orange County Early Headstart
Caroline & Victor Ornelas
Declan & Helen O’Shaughnessy
Olga & Mark Otter
John Paat & Ann Reed
Sallie & Manesh Patel
Philip & Pauline Patti
Pine Valley & Bowling Green School
Anne & William Pizer
Dr. Salvatore V. Pizzo
Ivy & Joey Pointer
Sara & David H. Pottenger, III
Elizabeth Prout
Mary A. Purcell
Brandon Pyles & Brandi Reeves
Laura & Yawar Qadri
Ellen & Aaron Ray
Bryan Reese & Mignon Keaton
Residential Services Inc.
William & Nancy Roberts
Susan Rodger & Thomas Narten
Rosemarie Roeloffs & Catherine Lewter
Deborah & Robert Rosenstein
Cherine & Christopher Rovenstine
Jayston Royston & Tonesha Mayo
Ashley Rush & Jeffrey Schneider
Deborah Ryan
Lindsay Saunders & Hal Canary
Pete & Margaret Schubert
David Seibert & Deborah Smith
Aaron Shepherd & Rachel Askew
Carolyn & Clay Shipley
Kevin & Kelly Shoaff
Wade & Jennie Slate
Meg L. & Jose Solera
Susan & Jennifer Solomon
Kristine & John Sours
Jamie & Christopher Spatola
Ross & Andrea Staffhorst
Wesley & Evelyn Steen
Jason Stout & Georgia Tomaras
Janice D. Stratton
Thomas & Shannon Strom
Sarah & Christopher Svec
Woody & Linda Taylor
Teer Associates
The Land Tradition
John Thomas
John S. & Katharine Thomas
Breanna & Peter Torrione
J. Stephen & Denise Vanderwoude
Crystal Vanhorn
Leah & Jake Vickers
John J. & Jeaninne M. Wagner
Matthew Walker & Elizabeth Pultorak
Donna & Philip J. Walther
Samuel W. & Marty Warburton
Raymond C. & Dorothea Waters
Janet & Brandon Webb
Richard & Clarice Weinberg
Stefan Weiss & Sari Fandel
James Wheeler
Chris & Jackie White
Sandra L. White-Olden & Kenneth Olden
Meg & Kevin Wiehe
Mandy & Aaron Wilkinson
Lynette & Jeff Williams
Stephanie & John Wilson
John & Anne Wood
Wright School
Katherine & Michael Zimmerman

 

Return to top of page >

In-Kind Contributions

Animal Eye Care
Aviator Brewing Company
Barristers and Brewers, LLC
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Bombshell Beer Company
Bond Brothers Beer Company
Botanist and Barrel
Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company
Bull City Ciderworks
Allen L. Cannedy
Carrboro Coffee Roasters
Catawba Brewing Company
Chez Moi Bakery
Cloer Family Vineyards
Cricket Forge
Da Kine's Cafe and Kava Bar
Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Durham Distillery
Durty Bull Brewing Company
Elodie Farms
Foothills Brewing
Fullsteam Brewery
Harris Beverage
Hoffman Nursery, Inc.
Honeygirl Meadery
Interactive Playgrounds
Joe Van Gogh
Katelyn Johnson
Key City Spirits
Lonerider Brewing Company
Mad Popper
MATI Energy
Mellow Mushroom
Mother Earth Brewing
Mother Earth Spirits
Muddy River Distillery
Naughty Penguin Hard Cider
Oak & Dagger
Oak City Amaretto
Ponysaurus Brewing
Raleigh Brewing Company
Raleigh Rum Company
Southern Harvest Hospitality Group
Starrlight Mead
The Wine Feed
Tom and Jenny's
Tom Meyer
Topo Organic Distillery
Trophy Brewing
White Street Brewing Company
Wicked Weed Brewing
Wine & Design Durham

Return to top of page >

Matching Gift Companies

Amazon Smile
Benevity
Biogen Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Bright Funds Foundation
Cisco Matching Gifts Program
Eli Lilly and Company Foundation
ExxonMobil Foundation
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Foundation
Honeywell International Charity Matching
IBM Corporation - Matching Grant Program
Illinois Tools Works
Intel Corporation
Merck Partnership for Giving
Microsoft Corporation
SunTrust Foundation Matching Gift Fund
YourCause, LLC

*Deceased

Return to top of page >