b'Friends, Honors & TransitionsFoundations and Corporations$1,000,000 or more The Brinson Foundation The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Fred and Charlotte Hubbell Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Rathmann Family Foundation FoundationGeneral Motors Foundation VISA i-Cultiver, Inc.$100,000 to $999,999 Richard W. Higgins CharitableMonteCedro, Inc.Paul G. Allen Philanthropies Foundation $500 to $9,999 Paul & Dottie Foundation of Erol Foundation Johnson Charitable Gift Fund Anonymous The DuPage Community 58 The Ambrose Monell Foundation The McMurtry FamilyAnnual Reviews FoundationThe Rose Hills Foundation Foundation Apple, Inc. Honey Perkins Family The TSL Foundation | Gordon and Betty MooreAtlantis Research Foundation Foundation, Inc.Foundation The Boeing Gift MatchingPhytoAB Inc.$10,000 to $99,999 James and Rebecca MorganProgram Shell Oil Company FoundationThe Abell Foundation, Inc. Family Foundation Chinese Society for Plant Biology The Walt Disney Company The Ahmanson Foundation The Kenneth T. and Eileen L.The Company of Biologists Ltd. FoundationAmerican International Group, Inc. Norris Foundation Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationBattelle Google Inc. . . . they have trulytransformed deep Earth geoscience .Early career scientists gather in front of a hot spring at the Deep Carbon Observatory Summer School in Yellowstone National Park in July 2016. Image courtesy Katie Pratt/Deep Carbon ObservatoryNinety percent of Earths carbon lies in its deep interior, yetTen years later, the results speak for themselves. Headed by even as recently as ten years ago, we knew almost nothing ofthe DCO Secretariat at Carnegie and initiated by Carnegie the planets deep carbon. We didnt know how it moved betweenstaff scientist Robert Hazen, DCO has blossomed into an the mantle and crust, behaved in the crushing pressuresexpansive collaboration of some 1,100 scientists across more and searing temperatures of the deep Earth, or affected thethan 50 countries. DCO scientists have published 1,300 papers, formation of methane, diamonds, or even life itself.sent drones into the Fuego volcano in Guatemala and the In 2009, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, one of the nationsTurrialba Volcano in Costa Rica, discovered 15 previously oldest private funders of science, and Carnegie Science cameunknown carbon minerals, and uncovered new creatures in together to change that. We envisioned the Deep Carbonenvironments once thought too hostile to support life. Observatory (DCO), a global, ten-year effort that wouldThe leadership of the Carnegie Institution and the hard work harness the collective knowledge, imagination, and passionof more than a thousand DCO scientists around the globe of hundreds of geologists, physicists, biologists, and engineersis what has made the project such a success, says Sloan and unite them in pursuit of a single goal: to revolutionize ourPresident Adam Falk. Together, they have truly transformed understanding of Earths most important element.deep Earth geoscience.'