The Greater Good Science Center is deeply grateful to its generous donors, who have helped the Center thrive for nearly a decade. You can learn more about the organizations and individuals who have supported the Center below. If you’d like to join these donors in support of the GGSC, please click here.

Founding Donors

Thomas and Ruth Ann Hornaday

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The Greater Good Science Center was founded in partnership with Thomas and Ruth Ann Hornaday, who both attended UC Berkeley in the early 1960s.


Major Contributors

The Center also receives significant support from the following organizations and individuals:

The Einhorn Family Charitable Trust

The 1440 Foundation

Kiran Arora

Barbara and Elliot Gewirtz, who established the Peter James Goldberg Memorial Fund

The Heart of Compassion Fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Frances Vaughan and the Betsy Gordon Foundation

Diana Divecha, Ph.D.

Allan Spivack

Robert McClain

Joan Poulter

Martha and Brad Rock

Doug and Becky Pruitt


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Greater Good Events

The Science of Burnout: What Is It, Why It Happens, and How to Avoid It
International House at UC Berkeley
April 29, 2017
6 CE Hours

The Science of Burnout: What Is It, Why It Happens, and How to Avoid It

A day-long semiar with GGSC Science Director Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., celebrated compassion teacher Joan Halifax, burnout expert Christina Maslach, Ph.D., and UCLA psychiatrist Elizabeth Bromley, M.D., Ph.D.


Take a Greater Good Quiz!

How compassionate are you? How generous, grateful, or forgiving? Find out!


Watch Greater Good Videos

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Talks by inspiring speakers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dacher Keltner, and Barbara Fredrickson.


Greater Good Resources


Book of the Week

How Pleasure Works By Paul Bloom Bloom explores a broad range of human pleasures from food to sex to religion to music. Bloom argues that human pleasure is not purely an instinctive, superficial, sensory reaction; it has a hidden depth and complexity.

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"It is a great good and a great gift, this Greater Good. I bow to you for your efforts to bring these uplifting and illuminating expressions of humanity, grounded in good science, to the attention of us all."  
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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