Making Waves donors help bring students closer to their college graduation and career dreams

Thank you to our 2023-24 Making Waves Education Foundation Donors!

The following lists reflect donations made to Making Waves Education Foundation between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

Lead Donors

John H. & Regina K. Scully Foundation 

Individual Donors


Napoleon Albino Baguisi

Sue and Jim Bartlett

The D. Wehlitz & M. Berg Charitable Fund

Derrick Bolton

Gabriella and Stephen Bowling

Don Briggs

Patricia and John Cahill

Andres Campos and Hilda Martinez

Chen Family Fund

Lulu Xue Chen and Qi Ping Tang

Jane Choi

Jacquelyn and James Christensen

Jen Thomas and Brandon Cohan

Helen Jupiter and Matthew Cohan

Mary Ann and Ron Cohan

Lori and Ray Crawford

Edith Bogard Dagley Fund

Darcy and Richard Deming

Theresa and George Eisenberg

Dana and Robert Emery

Laura and Paul Escobosa

Theresa Fay-Bustillos

Willard Felsen

Jane and Paul Foster

Michael and Pam Franklin Gifting Fund

Corina Garcia

Diana and Michael Gilmore

Sharon Henning and George A. Goin

Phillip and Norma Gordon Charitable Fund

Corinne Hedrick

Kristin Hite

Caitlin Holloway

Meka and Ajani Jackson

Claire Janin

Daniel Johnson

Jovita Jordan

Bonnie Levinson and Donald Kay

Jasmine Kim

Alicia Malet Klein and Tom Klein

Sidney Landman and Margalit Ashira Ir

Bridget Anderson and Roy Latka

Loon Point Fund

Juan Sarabia Magana

Malet Family Fund

Margaret and Michael McCaffery

Edward and Betsy McDermott

Sheila McGee

James and Patricia Melehan

George Miller

MMG Gift Account

Edward Moffatt

Hamid and Christina Moghadam

Momsen Charitable Fund

Robert Moor

Hannah Morley

Jennifer Henry and Alton B. Nelson, Jr.

Wendy and Robert Nielsen

Ellen O’Donnell

John O’Donnell

Patrick O’Donnell and Joe Shook

Rachelle Aberin and Andres Orozco

Ann and Michael Parker

Wendy and Fred Parkin

Katie and Dustin Peterson

Marissa and Matthew Purkiss

Molly McGee Randisi

The Arthur Rock Fund

Jani and Terry Ross

Bonnie Shea and Brendan McShea

Barbara and Richard Shoop

Shakti Sotomayor

Madeline and Isaac Stein Family Fund

Chi My Ho and Kevin Tran

Lou Tran

Thomas and Pauline Tusher Family Fund

Jann and Jay Veach

Wilbur Weinberg Charitable Giving Fund

Edward and Lisa Williams Fund

Steve and Chris Wilsey Fund

Macy Yip

Corporate and Foundation Support

5 Ryan Foundation

Activision Blizzard, Inc

Air Products

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Ambrose Group, Inc.


Dodge & Cox

Hendrickson Family Foundation

Jonathan Parker Real Estate

Kim Marie Summers-Silva Trust

La Centra Sumerlin Foundation

Marin County Campaign

Mattress Firm

One Hope

Payette River Foundation

Quest Fund

Silver Giving Foundation

Simpson Strong-Tie

Studio Bondy Architecture

Tipping Point Community

University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Western Alliance Bank / Bridge Bank

Zalec Familian and Lilian Levinson Foundation

Special Thanks

Benevity Community Impact Fund

Fidelity Charitable

Head & Heart Advisory

J.P. Morgan Charitable Giving Fund

Moor Children’s Foundation

Morgan Stanley

Morrison Foerster

Pittsburg Unified School District

San Francisco Foundation

Schwab Charitable

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Stanford Alumni Consulting Team

Stanford University

The Chicago Community Trust

TRUiST by Frontstream

Vanguard Group

Venture Leadership Collective


About Making Waves Education Foundation

At Making Waves, we are committed to educational equity. Making Waves Education Foundation is a Bay Area nonprofit that supports Making Waves Academy – a public charter school with more than 1,100 5th through 12th grade students – and leads college and career programming with more than 430 college students.

Knowing the opportunities that come with a college degree, we partner with historically underrepresented and underserved students to help make college affordable and graduation attainable. Centering the journeys of our students, our personalized approach includes college and career coaching, scholarships, and financial planning.

Our alumni network includes more than 730 college graduates, who earn their degrees and land jobs at more than twice the rate of their first-generation, low-income peers, with 85% graduating debt-free.

Making Waves Education Foundation (Making Waves Foundation, Inc.) is 501(c)3 nonprofit with a Tax ID of 68-0204312.
Headshot of Stella Nnodim

“My life story could never be told without Making Waves being a part of the equation. Without the educational backing and community I’ve had over the years, I wouldn’t be me. Making Waves did—and still does for us—what unfortunately the education system can’t do for many, which is provide a foundation of resources and preparation that I believe is absolutely necessary for a fruitful future.”

Stella nnodim, howard university Graduate

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