Recognizing Donors and Sponsors

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The Metropolitan Washington Chapter is honored to receive financial support from corporations, foundations and individuals.  These gifts and sponsorships are critical components for our scholarship fund, thereby empowering success for ARCS scholars. If you are interested in additional information, please contact us at

The Metro Washington Chapter gratefully acknowledges our donors who share our vision.  Among others we thank:

Our Donor Partners

Leadership Circle $15,000+


Bateman Family Foundation

Danaher Corporation

The Forster Family Foundation

JCM Foundation

Dr. Gerald and Paula McNichols Family Foundation


Benefactor Circle $5,000 - $14,999


Dr. and Mrs. John Anderson

Mrs. William C. Purple, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Hartmut E. Schierling

Patricia and Duncan Sparrell

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Sweetser


Ambassador Circle $1,000 - $4,999

Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. Mark Mykityshyn 
Anonymous Ms. Elizabeth Nesbit and Mr. Ken Bourque
ARCS Foundation National Dr.  Kathie Olsen 
Dr. Neela Babu Mr. and Mrs. Karl E. Pierson 
Mr. & Mrs. John Ferguson Burns Capt. USN (Ret.) and Mrs. Ronald Hearn Parker
Mr. and Dr. Leo and Kristen Bloschock Dr. Melissa Rhoads-Simpson 
Mrs. Richard M Carr Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Riddle 
Mrs. Ronald Finkbeiner Jeff and Kristen Smith Fund 
Mr. Herschel Goldstein Ms. Beverly K. Swaim-Staley 
Ms. Sharon Gross Mr. Joachin Herz Stiftung
Mrs. Julie Hohl Ms. Silvija Strikis
Ms. Nikol Jackson Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Trice 
Dr. and Mrs. John F. Jones, Jr. Mrs. Keith P. Watts 
Ms. Joan K. Jordano  Ms. Michelle Whetzel 
Mrs. Robert C. Lanning  Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wingo 
Mrs. Gordon Linke  Mrs. Paul E. Wright 
Mr. And Mrs. William V. Meyers   

Friends Circle $500 - $999

Mrs. Laurence J. Adams Mr. Erick Justh
Christine Berg Fund Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Polutchko
Buresh Fund  



* Donations listed are for the period July 2021– March 2022 and include employer matching gifts.