b'Friends, Honors & TransitionsThe Barbara McClintock SocietyAnnual contributions from generous individuals allow Carnegie Sciences leadership to direct funds towards the most urgent needs and most promising research paths. They provide resources so that we can support investigators living at the forefront of bold scientific pursuits, such as Carnegie investigator Barbara McClintock, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1983 for her work on patterns of genetic inheritance. We are thankful for these wonderful annual supporters, whose contributions are essential to sustain explorers like McClintock. With the McClintock Society, we recognize the generosity of 50 donors who contribute $10,000 or more in a fiscal year.$100,000 to $999,999 $10,000 to $99,999 Robert G. and Alexandra C. Goelet Robert and Bethany MillardAnonymous (2) Anonymous (2) Diane Greene and MendelCharles J. and Virginia E. Mary Anne Nyburg Baker and G.Craig and Barbara Barrett Rosenblum PetersonLeonard Baker, Jr. David P. Brown Simon and Charlotte Harrison Deborah Rose, Ph.D.Michael A. Duffy Richard and Ann Chiu Mary-Claire King Ray and Meredith RothrockKaren Fries and Richard Tait John Crawford Douglas E. Koshland Laura and Carlton SeaverRobert and Margaret Hazen John P. de Neufville David B. and Jan E. LeRoux Christopher and Margaret StoneAl and Honey Nashman Sally De Witt Michael T. Long Marshall WaisDawn Taylor Stephen and Janelle Fodor Christopher and Lois Madison Matthew WeitzmanDavid and Catherine Thompson Martin and Jacqueline Gellert Michael McCormick andMichael G. & C. Jane WilsonMichael and Mary Gellert Christine McCarthyI hadnever had a year like thatin my life before or since.Former Carnegie predoctoral researcher John de Neufville has had a long and distinguished career building highly successful businesses in materials science. But it was his year at the Geophysical Laboratory in 1961 that sticks out: I had never had a year like that in my life before or since. Having experienced the exceptional atmosphere at Carnegie, John has supported Carnegie for over 27 years. John arrived at Carnegie with a B.S. in geology from Yale and was soon asked if hed like to join other Carnegie scientists on a geology field trip out West. It was the first time in my life that I had been treated like an adult. John had a crash course not just in geology, but in camping and even cooking. He drove back with staff scientist and future collaborator Frank Schairer, who treated me as a colleague and a son. His work at the lab included the first synthesis, at 20,000 atmospheres of pressure, of a mineral (CaAl 2 SiO 6 ), which was recently found in a meteorite and is now known as Kushiroite.Unlike most academic settings, Carnegie was not constrained by hierarchy, and scientists were able to follow their own stars. John believes that this is what allows Carnegie researchers to be their very best. He hopes that his annual support as a Barbara McClintock Carnegie Geophysical Laboratory alumnus John de Neufville Society member allows early-career scientists to experience what he Image courtesy Phillip Periman did in 1961: mentorship, confidence, and a new sense of purpose.'