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Donate/Benefactors/en/2005 - 2008 Donors


Major benefactors ($50,000 or more)

  • We would like to thank an anonymous donor for a generous gift of $500,000 in December 2007. Currently, it is our policy to assume donations to be anonymous unless otherwise stated by the donor.
  • On March 24, 2008, Vinod and Neeru Khosla announced a $500,000 donation to the Wikimedia Foundation, calling Wikipedia "a valuable global education resource." (Press release)
  • Special thanks to a friend of the Wikimedia Foundation, who has made a matching donation of $286,000 in stocks, and who has chosen to remain anonymous. (December 2006)
  • We are grateful for the ongoing support of Alan Bauer, who has generously given a total of $145,000 to the Wikimedia Foundation since 2006, including a gift of $125,000 made in May 2008.
  • A generous donation of $100,000 was made to the Wikimedia Foundation by Stephen J. Luczo, Chairman of the Board of Seagate Technology in March 2007.
  • The Virgin Foundation, operating under the working name of Virgin Unite, is the charitable arm of Virgin Group. The "Virgin Unite" campaign was launched in 2004. The Wikimedia Foundation would like to thank Virgin Unite for its generosity in matching donations during this fundraiser. (December 2006)

Patrons ($15,000 to $49,999)

Jeff Moe (en.wikipedia user jebba) (2003 - July 2008) $29,750 (in multiple donations)
Two Sigma Investments LLC (December 2006)$25,000
RetailMeNot.com (November 2007)$20,000
Philip Greenspun (August 2007) $20,000
Burt and Diana Cutler Family Foundation (December 2006, November 2007) $15,000 (from two donations)
John and Frances Beck (September 2007) $15,000
Richard E Merit (September 2007)$15,000
Community Foundation Silicon Valley, Nicholas Palvesky fund (January 2007) $15,000

Leading donors ($5,000 to $14,999)

Crown Clothing Corporation, in honor of Mr. Jim Branam (December 2007, May 2008) $10,000 (two donations of $5,000)
The Sims/Mae's Foundation, Inc (December 2006, December 2007) $10,000 (two donations of $5,000)
Seznam.cz, a.s. (May 2006) $10,000
Graphics Press, LLC (December 2006, December 2007) $10,000 (two donations of $5,000)
Michael Minor (November 2007) $10,000
Select Equity Group Foundation (April 2007) $10,000
Craigslist, Inc. (December 2006) $5,000
Mr. William Richley, P.A. (December 2006) $5,000
The Zephyr Charitable Foundation, Inc (December 2006)$5,000

Sustaining donors ($1,000 to $4,999)

Skinner Fund (May 2008)
Christopher Ruddy (December 2007, May 2008)
Donald and Jill Knuth (April 2008)
Gail O'Brien (March 2008)
Fabio Rossello (March 2008)
Kevin Klinekole (February 2008)
Michael Webb (January 2008)
Charles Tilford (December 2007)
Kaz Foundation for Social Advancement (December 2007)
Frank Rothacker (December 2007)
Titicomb Foundation (December 2007)
M. Amy Batchelor (December 2007)
Gary Steinmetz (December 2007)
Robert D Hall & Ana F Barreto (December 2007)
Brooke Burgess, Ubermind, Inc. (December 2007)
RuthAnn Harnisch (December 2007)
Joseph Goodman (December 2007)
Francis Hogle (December 2006, December 2007)
Lawrence Lessig (December 2006, December 2007)
Ross Mayfield, Socialtext (December 2006, December 2007)
Dahms (November 2007)
John Dash (November 2007)
Steven Dauber (November 2007)
Mr. and Mrs. Graham Weston (November 2007)
National Philanthropic Trust (November 2007)
Max Pucher (November 2007)
Alex Poon (November 2007)
Max Levchin (November 2007)
Robert Keeley (November 2007)
Andrew MacMillan (November 2007)
Bill Liao (November 2007)
Joichi Ito (July 2007, August 2007, October 2007)
Tyko Strassen (October 2007)
David M. Grubb (October 2007)
Stanley Eisenberg (October 2007)
The Biegelesen Foundation (September 2007)
Jill Efting (August 2007)
Nitin Agarwal, Misk (July 2007)
Konstanty Martyniuk (June 2007)
Duc Vu (June 2007)
For Sale By Owner (June 2007)
Alla Kapralova (May 2007)
Royce Family Foundation (May 2007)
Viaden-Media (May 2007)
Elecia White (May 2007)
Coutts and Co (April 2007)
Michael Tardy (April 2007)
Jan Pedersen (March 2007)
Ms Elaine B Fortowsky (September 2006, February 2007)
Greater Bay Trust Company (February 2007)
Andreas Maladinski (February 2007)
Takao Nakamura (February 2007)
Peter Flamini (January 2007)
Bennett Lewis (January 2007)
Lyons (Januray 2007)
Wikia, Inc. (January 2007)
John Baldridge (December 2006)
Andrew Bloch (December 2006)
Bridgewater Associates, Inc (December 2006)
David Bydeley (December 2006)
Michael E Chastain (December 2006)
Eamon Daly (December 2006)
John Eckstein (December 2006)
Gary Frisch (December 2006)
Mr Dominic J Froio (December 2006)
Hitz Foundation (December 2006)
Lawler (December 2006)
Elon Musk (December 2006)
Garry Osgood (December 2006)
Pickar Family Foundation (December 2006)
Harrity Snyder, LLP (December 2006)
Michael Webb (December 2006)
Ali Webster (December 2006)