Recognizing Our Lead Benefactors
The Colonel Francis T. Colby Society, which recognizes donors whose cumulative lifetime giving equals a minimum of $100,000, pays tribute to those who have had a major impact on the Museum. Our mission is immeasurably deepened by the individuals, corporations, and foundations who are Colby Society members, and we profoundly thank them for their generosity. A full listing of current Colby Society members is on display at the entrance to the Museum's Colby Room.
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The Colby Award
The Colby Award is bestowed annually on members of the Museum of Science family who have made extraordinary contributions of time, treasure, and talent to the Museum. Philanthropy is the lifeblood of any institution, and the Museum is no exception. The Colby Award recognizes the deep financial commitment and generous volunteer efforts of people who are so important to the Museum achieving its mission.
2012 — D. Reid Weedon
Since joining the Museum’s Board of Directors in 1964, D. Reid Weedon has played a role in virtually every institutional initiative and capital project at the Museum of Science. He served as President of the Board from 1967 to 1972, and he was named a Life Trustee in 1972. His focus in recent years has been in chairing the Museum’s Planned Giving Subcommittee, and he is also a member of the Campaign Executive Committee.
2012 — Jane and John Bradley
A commitment to education and community has characterized Jane and John Bradley’s service and philanthropy to the Museum of Science. Their leadership support at the Museum has been a constant through five decades. In addition to serving as Co-chair of the Honorary Cabinet of the Campaign for the Museum of Science, Jane is a Trustee Emerita and John is an Overseer Emeritus.
2011 — Sophia and Bernard M. Gordon
With leadership gifts from the Gordons, the Museum established the Gordon Current Science & Technology Center in 2006 and the Sophia and Bernard M. Gordon Wing in 2007. As headquarters for the National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®), the Gordon Wing provides a state-of-the-art space for creating imaginative exhibits and developing national K – 12 engineering curricula.
2010 — Brit d'Arbeloff
For more than 25 years, Brit d'Arbeloff (along with her late husband, Alex d'Arbeloff) has given generously to the Museum. Brit, a true pioneer for women in science, was the first female mechanical engineering graduate of Stanford University. She is a founding member of the Museum's Women in Science committee, a group that brings together leading female scientists twice a year to explore diverse scientific topics.
2010 — Joan Suit
With her special talent for igniting a spark about science in children of all ages, Joan Suit is a tireless advocate of the Museum. She and her husband, Herman Suit, have given generously to many areas of the Museum, particularly the Suit/Cabot Laboratory Classroom, a drop-in wet laboratory where visitors can participate in scientific experiments.