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Fellowship and Professorship Contributors
Numerous individuals, companies and organizations made gifts to establish endowments, significant fellowships, or special programs that benefited KGI in 2015–2016. Learn more about Admissions fellowship opportunities.
Annenberg Foundation Endowed Fellowship Fund
A second generation family foundation established by publisher, ambassador and philanthropist Walter H. Annenberg who believed that education held civilization together.
Bradbury Endowed Fellowship
Daniel M. Bradbury is President and CEO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals and a member of the Keck Graduate Institute Board of Trustees.
Bonnie Busenberg Endowed Fellowship
Bonnie Busenberg was a first Keck Graduate Institute employee who served as Vice President of Administration.
Robert and Winifred Curry Endowed Fellowship Fund
Robert Curry is the chair of the Keck Graduate Institute Board of Trustees and a Partner of Curry Henos Partners, Alliance Technology Ventures. Mr. Curry and his wife, Winifred Curry, are strong supporters of education.
Robert A. Day Endowed Fellowship Fund
Robert A. Day is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Trust Company of the West, an investment management company and one of the largest independent trust companies in the U.S. Chairman of the Board of TCW Group, a registered investment management company. Mr. Day is also Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the W. M. Keck Foundation
Fletcher Jones Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund
Fletcher Jones was the founder of the Computer Science Corporation. The primary emphasis of the Fletcher Jones Foundation is to support education at private colleges and universities in California.
Emil G. Hansen Endowed Scholarship Fund
Emil G. Hansen, a graduate of Harvey Mudd College, named the Keck Graduate Institute in his trust to establish a scholarship fund.
William Randolph Hearst Foundation Endowed Fellowship Fund
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by publisher and philanthropist William Randolph Hearst. One of the foundation’s priorities is to provide access to quality education to prepare students to succeed in a global society.
John and Sandra Leland Endowed Fellowship Fund
John Leland is the founding partner of RCM Capital Management, and a trustee emeritus of the Keck Graduate Institute.
George H. Mayr Endowed Fellowship Fund
George H. Mayr was a druggist-entrepreneur and real estate investor. Although he never earned a college degree, he was particularly pleased to be able to support education at the finest institutions private institutions in California.
Pioneer Hi-Bred Endowed Fellowship Fund
Pioneer Hi-Bred is an international company that utilizes biotechnology to offer new potential for meeting the world's demand for food, feed, fuel and materials, while reducing our footprint our footprint on the planet.
Riggs/Carson Endowed Fellowship Fund
Henry (Hank) Riggs pursued his vision to found the Keck Graduate Institute and served as KGI’s founding President. Along with his wife, Gayle Carson Riggs, they established the Riggs/Carson Endowed Fellowship.
Sidney J. (Jim) Weinberg Endowed Fellowship
Jim Weinberg, Jr. was Keck Graduate Institute’s Chair Emeritus and was instrumental in establishing KGI’s scholarship program.
Allergan, Inc. is a multi-specialty health care company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and over-the-counter consumer products.
Dennis and Linda Fenton Fellowship
Dennis M. Fenton was a former Executive Vice President for Amgen and is a current member of the Keck Graduate Institute’s Board of Trustees.
Genentech, considered the founder of the biotechnology industry, is among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.
Gilead Sciences Fellowship
Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need.
Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Founders Circle Fellowship
Sidney J. Weinberg Jr., was a senior director for Goldman Sachs Group and the Chair Emeritus of the Keck Graduate Institute. In 2007, he was awarded Doctorate of Applied Life Sciences, honoris causa, from Keck Graduate Institute.
Henry E. Riggs Professor of Management
Steven Casper, PhD, Director of the Postdoctoral Professional Masters Program
Henry Riggs is president emeritus of both Harvey Mudd College and Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), 1997-2003, and served as chairman of the board of trustees at KGI. Riggs is also professor emeritus, Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Stanford University.
Stan Phelps, founding trustee, successful business executive and philanthropist established the Henry E. Riggs Professor of Management Professorship to honor Henry Riggs.
Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Professor
Samit Shah, PhD, MBA, RPh, Assistant Dean and Chair Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Sidney J. Weinberg Jr., was a senior director for Goldman Sachs Group and the Chair Emeritus of the Keck Graduate Institute. In 2007, he was awarded a Doctorate of Applied Life Sciences, honoris causa, from Keck Graduate Institute.
George B. and Joy Rathmann Professor
Parviz Shamlou, PhD, Director of Amgen Bioprocessing Center
Dr. Rathmann is acclaimed as a founding father of modern biotechnology. He is a co-founder of Amgen, Inc., and was instrumental in bringing Epogen, one of the world’s first biotech blockbuster drugs to market. Dennis Fenton; former Executive Vice President, Amgen and KGI trustee, and his wife Linda established the George B. and Joy Rathmann Professorship.
Joe and Vi Jacobs Visiting Professor
Larry Grill, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Joe Jacobs founded Jacobs Engineering Group, which provides construction and engineering design services to an international roster of clients. The gift he and his wife bestowed on KGI provides support for bioscience ethics, teaching and research.
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Professor
Angelika Niemz, PhD, Director of Research
Arnold O. Beckman, founder-chairman emeritus of Beckman Instruments, Inc. He is considered one of the top five inventors of scientific instruments. His devices saved countless lives around the world.
Robert E. Finnigan Professor of Applied Life Sciences
James Osborne, PhD, Director of the Center for Biomarker Research
The Robert E. Finnigan Professor of Applied Life Sciences was established in 2002 by Doug and Shawn Mackenzie in honor of Shawn's father, Robert Finnigan, a pioneer of instrumentation for mass spectrometry and chromatography.
Norris Professor of Applied Life Sciences
M. Ian Phillips, PhD, DSc, FAHA, Director of the Center for Rare Disease Therapies
The Norris Professorship was established by The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, one of KGI’s most generous supporters. The Norris Foundation has supported KGI almost since its inception.