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MacArthur Foundation

ORGANIZATION

Founded in 1978, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is based in Chicago and currently has over $4B in assets. Approximately $200M is granted annually to "foster lasting improvement in the human condition".

Official Website:
http://www.macfound.org/

Location:
Chicago, IL

Founding Date:
1978

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Seely Brown
Business
c. 1940   Director of Xerox PARC, 1990-2000
Drew S. Days III
Government
1941   US Solicitor General, 1993-96
Robert E. Denham
Attorney
27-Aug-1945   Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson
Jonathan F. Fanton
Administrator
1943   President, MacArthur Foundation, 1999-2009
Robert Gallucci
Diplomat
11-Feb-1946   President, MacArthur Foundation
Murray Gell-Mann
Physicist
15-Sep-1929   Quarks and strangeness
Jamie S. Gorelick
Attorney
6-May-1950   9-11 Commission member
Mary Graham
Author
c. 1944   Wife of Donald Graham
David J. Gross
Physicist
19-Feb-1941   Deep structure of matter
Paul Harvey
Radio Personality
4-Sep-1918 28-Feb-2009 The Paul Harvey Show
Shirley Hufstedler
Judge
24-Aug-1925   US Secretary of Education, 1979-81
Edward H. Levi
Government
26-Jun-1911 7-Mar-2000 US Attorney General, 1975-77
John D. MacArthur
Philanthropist
6-Mar-1897 6-Jan-1978 Philanthropist, MacArthur Foundation
Walter E. Massey
Business
5-Apr-1938   Morehouse College president, physicist
William I. Miller
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Irwin Financial
Mario J. Molina
Chemist
19-Mar-1943   Ozone depletion
Elinor Ostrom
Sociologist
7-Aug-1933 12-Jun-2012 Common-pool resources
Jonas Salk
Scientist
28-Oct-1914 23-Jun-1995 Discoverer of the first polio vaccine
Gary Samore
Government
31-Mar-1953   White House WMD Czar
Marjorie Scardino
Business
25-Jan-1947   CEO of Pearson
Adele Simmons
Administrator
21-Jun-1941   President, MacArthur Foundation, 1989-99
William E. Simon
Government
27-Nov-1927 3-Jun-2000 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1974-77
Thomas C. Theobald
Business
5-May-1937   CEO of Continental Bank, 1987-94
Laura D. Tyson
Economist
28-Jun-1947   Dean of London Business School
Byron Wien
Business
c. 1933   Investment strategist, Blackstone
Frank Wilczek
Physicist
15-May-1951   Deep structure of matter


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